Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


LA Food Talent Vying for Top Chef Season 7 Honors

Baumgarten (left) and Reznik (right) via Bravo
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

The 7th season of Bravo's Top Chef will give viewers two opportunities to root for the home team thanks to the casting of two Los Angeles-based chefs who will be going knife-to-knife with their fellow hopefuls for the accolade.LA native Amanda Baumgarten has an education at Le Cordon Bleu in London on her resume, along with gigs in the kitchens of La Tante Claire and Le Gavroche in London and Melisse, Patina, and Paperfish in LA. Most recently she was the Executive Sous Chef under Ben Ford at Ford's Filling Station, and then was working as a consultant, before becoming the Sous Chef at the Water Grill. Says her Bravo bio:

Amanda is a gifted butcher with a distinct sense of flavor and style and loves to make any meat on the bone, but her favorite dish to prepare is Boudin Noire with vanilla-scented apple chutney.