Tyler Wiard, Jorel Pierce will compete on next season of Top Chef

Categories: The Dish

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Lori Midson
Jorel Pierce: Top this!
Denver has not one, but two contestants on Bravo's tenth season of Top Chef. The lineup, just announced this morning, includes Jorel Pierce, the exec chef of Euclid Hall, and Tyler Wiard of Elway's.

See also:
--Euclid Hall's Jorel Pierce on the egg man, life without salt and f*cking up the art of cuisine
--Chef and Tell: Tyler Wiard of Elway's

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Lori Midson
Tyler Wiard at Elway's Cherry Creek.

Colorado's Hosea Rosenberg went all the way in season five; could this state take the prize again? Here are the dynamic Denver duo's bios, according to Bravo:

Tyler Wiard 41 years old; Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Elway's Restaurant Group, Denver, Colorado Hometown: Denver, Colorado Education: Trained in restaurants -- no culinary school

Jorel Pierce; 28 years old; Chef de Cuisine, Euclid Hall, Denver, Colorado
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Education: Johnson & Wales, Denver, Colorado
Has Worked At: Rioja, Euclid Hall

Judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson and Gail Simmons will be joined by Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck on this tenth season of Top Chef. And the other contenders?


Lizzie Binder; 37 years old; Chef/Owner at Delicious Dishes in Napa, California;
Hometown: Durban, South Africa (currently resides in Napa, California)
Education: Christina Martin School of Food and Wine, South Africa
Has Worked At: Jardiniere in San Francisco, The French Laundry in Napa, and Chez Panisse in Berkeley

Tina Bourbeau; 42 years old; Executive Chef/ Senior Director of Research and Development, FreshDirect
Hometown: Pittsford, New York (currently resides in New York, New York)
Education: Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (I.C.E.)
Has Worked At: Cello and Nicole's in New York City with Laurent Tourondel

Chrissy Camba; 31 years old; Chef, Bar Pastoral, Chicago, Illinois
Hometown: Chicago
Education: Books, Work and Stages
Has Worked At: Bouchon, Alinea, Blackbird, Boka, Avenues, Naha and The Bristol.

Stephanie Cmar; 27 years old; Rounds Cook, No. 9 Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Hometown: Boston
Education: Johnson & Wales, Providence, Rhode Island
Has Worked At: Stir Boston

Micah Fields; 28 years old; Executive Chef, The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, California
Hometown: Los Angeles
Education: Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, California
Has Worked At: Hotel Erwin

Eliza Gavin; 38 years old; Chef and Owner, 221 South Oak Bistro, Telluride, Colorado
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia (currently resides in Telluride, Colorado)
Education: Diplome de Culiaire, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

Anthony Gray; 35 years old; Executive Chef, Southern Art Bourbon Bar, Atlanta, Georgia
Hometown: Macon, Georgia
Education: Self-taught
Has Worked At: Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton

Jeffrey Jew; 34 years old; Personal Chef
Hometown: Washington, DC (currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida)
Education: A.O.S Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America; B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech
Has Worked At: Abbey Road Overseas Program in Florence, Italy, Head Chef to the Embassy of Italy,Connaught Hotel in London, Marvin and Blackbyrd Restaurants in Washington, DC.

Gina Keatley; 32 years old; Dietitian and Founder, Nourishing USA, Harlem, New York
Hometown: Boston (Currently resides in New York, NY)
Education: B.S. Nutrition, New York University; A.S. Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Art Institute of New York City

Kristen Kish; 28 years old; Chef de Cuisine, Stir - BL Gruppo, Boston, Massachusetts
Hometown: Kentwood, Michigan (currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts)
Education: A.A., Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago
Has Worked At: Sensing.

Danyele McPherson; 31 years old; Sous Chef, The Grape Restaurant, Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Waynesville, North Caroline (currently resides in Dallas, Texas)
Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; attended Culinary Institute of America and left for an internship
Has Worked At: Stephan Pyles

Daniel O'Brien; 32 years old; Chef and Owner, Seasonal Pantry, Washington, DC
Hometown: Clarkson, New York (currently resides in Washington, DC)
Education: Culinary Arts & Service Management (BPS), Paul Smith's College
Has Worked At: Mill Creek Golf Club in New York, Equinox, Bibiana Osteria

Carla Pellegrino; 43 years old; Executive Chef and Owner, Bacio (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina (Henderson, Nevada)
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada)
Education: French Culinary Institute, New York
Has Worked At: Baldoria Restaurant in New York City, Rao's Las Vegas.

Sheldon Simeon; 30 years old; Executive Chef, Star Noodle, Lahaina, Hawaii
Hometown: Lahaina, Hawaii
Has Worked At: Disneyworld

John Tesar; 54 years old; Chef and Restaurateur, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Dallas, Texas
Hometown: New York, New York (currently resides in Dallas, Texas)
Education: La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris
Has Worked At: Club Pierre in Westhampton, 13 Barrow Street, 44 & Hell's Kitchen, Vine and The Supper Club in New York, RM Seafood in Las Vegas, The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas

Joshua Valentine; 33 years old; Pastry Chef, FT 33, Dallas, Texas
Hometown: Del City, Oklahoma (currently resides in Dallas, Texas)
Education: A.O.S. Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Minneapolis
Has Worked At: Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis and Local in Dallas, Stephan Pyles and Samar by Stephan Pyles, The Coach House in Oklahoma and Divine Swine.

Bart Vandaele; 42 years old; Executive Chef and Owner, Belga Café and B Too, Washington, DC
Hometown: Roeselare, Belgium (currently resides in Washington, DC)
Education: Culinary Institute for Restaurant & Hotel Management, Bruges, Belgium
Has Cooked At: Au Vigeron, Piet Huysentruyt and Restaurant Scholteshof

Brooke Williamson; 34 years old; Co-Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Hudson House (Redondo Beach, California) and The Tripel (Playa del Rey, California)
Hometown: Los Angeles
Education: Trained in restaurants -- no culinary school
Has Worked At: Fenix at the Argyle Hotel, Michael's in Santa Monica, Daniel in New York, Zax in Los Angeles

Kuniko Yagi; 35 years old; Executive Chef, upcoming David Myers restaurant, Los Angeles, California
Hometown: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan (currently resides in Los Angeles, California)
Education: self-taught
Has Worked At: Sona, Comme Ça.

May the best man win!


Location Info

Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen

1317 14th St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Elway's Cherry Creek

2500 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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19 comments
DaveRossi
DaveRossi

@iknowdenver Kudos to Denver for 2 #TopChef entrants! I know what town has lots of #kitchendisasters opportunities: #breckenridge #food

king.jeffrey74
king.jeffrey74

I love Denver, I fly in there sometimes in the hopes I get stranded :-) But the guy from Elway's I wonder if he'll convince John to make an appearance, or if they'll cook at the Seattle Seahawk's stadium. I'm also interested to see how a nutritionist @chefginakeatley is going to cook? 

Markrom66
Markrom66

@DenverKnowsFood Don't forget Telluride's Eliza Gavin of 221 South Oak from Colorado.

skeycountry
skeycountry

@swirlgirldenver @tweetcookstreet ooooh oooooh ooooh!! YAY!

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown Its Bourdains last season. Leaving the show avery happy multi millionaire

clbernal
clbernal

@ashmo6 @iknowdenver Nice!

Warwick Denver
Warwick Denver

Jean-Claude Cavalera at Randolph's Restaurant & Bar!!

monopod
monopod

There's also a Telluride chef competing, Eliza Gavin.  Seems worth mentioning that Colorado actually has three representatives in the TC running.  Looking forward to (probably being disappointed, but nonetheless watching) it! 

HeidiTown
HeidiTown

@EveGelman yep! I love the show, just didn't like the way he dissed on #Denver!

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown Thats what was so great about the show. He had no reservations about how he felt. I think Denver is happening,

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown How do you know I will ruin it?

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown Ruin it? If it is with Anthony how do I get in it? lol

HeidiTown
HeidiTown

@EveGelman ha! Ah oh. Don't ruin my dream. :-)

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown What you see on TV is far different than in person. I have seen it too many times. On camera smiles to off camera bastard

HeidiTown
HeidiTown

@EveGelman of course I would - and I do drink. I've had a little crush on him for years. LOL! :-)

EveGelman
EveGelman

@HeidiTown I would love to spend an evening with him bar hopping. wouldnt you? And, I dont even drink.

HeidiTown
HeidiTown

@EveGelman yes, Denver is happening, for sure. And he might have had some points. :-)

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