Consider this the worst kept secret in Dallas food history. Bravo just announced the players for this season of Top Chef and it looks like there are three chefs from the Dallas area. Leading the pack is bad boy chef John Tesar who at 54 years old might possibly be the oldest chef to participate. Tesar is about to open his own restaurant, Spoon, in the coming months.
Another name that will be familiar is sous chef from The Grape, Danyele McPherson. Danyele is a CIA grad and according to the bio on the Top Chef website, studied anthropology.
Another familiar name is Joshua Valentine who has been hired on as Matt McCallister’s pastry chef at FT33 which will also open very soon. Valentine has worked at Stephan Pyles, Samar and locally, Local.
This season of Top Chef was filmed in Seattle and premiers November 7, 2012. This will be interesting.