Top Chef Charleston

We'll have the latest developments on the upcoming season of Top Chef Charleston right here.

Emily Hahn and Warehouse are parting ways
Emily Hahn and Warehouse are parting ways Hahn soloing

After four years as Warehouse's executive chef, Top Chef: Charleston star Emily Hahn is moving on. Hahn says the amicable split is choice she's made to spread her culinary wings. — Kinsey Gidick


Warehouse introduces new food and drink specials
Warehouse introduces new food and drink specials Make weeknights fun again

Warehouse introduces new food and drink specials on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. — Mary Scott Hardaway


<i>Top Chef</i> contestant and 5Church chef arrested for public intoxication
Top Chef contestant and 5Church chef arrested for public intoxication Jamie Lynch released on bond

Former Top Chef contestant and 5Church Chef Jamie Lynch was arrested for public intoxication late Wednesday evening. — Dustin Waters


Jamie Lynch may be off <i>Top Chef: Charleston</i>, but he doesn't have any regrets
Jamie Lynch may be off Top Chef: Charleston, but he doesn't have any regrets Onward and upward

After seven episodes, five Last Chance Kitchens, and one super hero sacrifice of immunity, 5Church's Chef Jamie Lynch is no longer on Top Chef. The tattooed toque put up a damn good fight, but in a three-way battle with Casey and Brooke on Last Night's Last Chance Kitchen, his scallops were not enough to win the day. — Kinsey Gidick


Chef Emily Hahn's <i>Top Chef</i> run is over. Now what?
Chef Emily Hahn's Top Chef run is over. Now what? Exit interview

Last night Warehouse Chef Emily Hahn was cut from Bravo's Top Chef: Charleston. She made it to episode 9 (not too shabby) and fought every step of the way. But a final head-to-head Last Chance Kitchen with none other than 5Church's Jamie Lynch sealed her fate and saw "the chef with tits representing Charleston" head home. — Kinsey Gidick


Two weeks of <i>Top Chef: Charleston </i> recaps in one convenient bite
Two weeks of Top Chef: Charleston recaps in one convenient bite "He fell on his pirate sword"

Forgive me readers for I have sinned. My last Top Chef: Charleston blog post was three weeks ago. — Kinsey Gidick


Colicchio addresses <i>Top Chef: Charleston</i>'s controversial Boone Hall plantation episode on <i>Esquire</i>
Colicchio addresses Top Chef: Charleston's controversial Boone Hall plantation episode on Esquire Colicchiwhoa

Tom Colicchio told me he was preparing a statement following the Twitter blowback from the Top Chef: Charleston Boone Hall episode we first reported on Dec. 5. After taking heat on Twitter from viewers who believed the cooking contest didn't treat the history of the plantation and its use of slavery with enough sensitivity, Colicchio said in an email that he would have a statement on Dec. 7. — Kinsey Gidick


Top Chefers should have followed Robert Moss' Top 10 Barbecue Commandments
Top Chefers should have followed Robert Moss' Top 10 Barbecue Commandments Ten Cracklin Commandments

Episode five of Top Chef: Charleston was all about barbecue and to help the cheftestants succeed, Bravo brought in the best — Rodney Scott of Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, S.C. Now as every real 'cue lover knows, Scott is in the midst of opening his first Charleston outpost which is slated to open in the old Chick's Fry House hopefully next month, so the timing couldn't have been better. The cheftestants' timing, however, wasn't as on point. For the chefs, come to find out the art form of barbecue is not something you can learn overnight. — Kinsey Gidick


Top Chef's Gail Simmons chainsaws ice at The Gin Joint and I incur the wrath of Tom Colicchio
Top Chef's Gail Simmons chainsaws ice at The Gin Joint and I incur the wrath of Tom Colicchio The Gail

I'm hesitant to even write another Top Chef post lest I incur the wrath of Tom. For reference, this weekend Tom Colicchio, Top Chef's head judge, got a little testy with me following my story "Top Chef: Charleston Ep. 3 — No love for the radish farmers?" — Kinsey Gidick


<i>Top Chef: Charleston</i> Ep. 3 — No love for the radish farmers?
Top Chef: Charleston Ep. 3 — No love for the radish farmers? So God made a farmer ... that everyone forgot about

I could talk all about Sam Talbot getting kicked off last night's Top Chef but I don't really give a rip about that. Instead, let's talk about the real shocker of the show. If you caught Top Chef: Charleston Ep. 3 last night, you know the cheftestants chose from 10 different kinds of radishes to cook a seven course Elimination Challenge meal for super fans. — Kinsey Gidick


No biscuits? Carrie Morey explains why forgetting them was a big misstep on <i>Top Chef: Charleston</i> Ep. 2
No biscuits? Carrie Morey explains why forgetting them was a big misstep on Top Chef: Charleston Ep. 2 Don't forget to butter your biscuits

A lot has been made of biscuits in Southern culinary mythology. So much so that acclaimed chef, author, and James Beard winner Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart wrote an entire cookbook about them titled Southern Biscuits. "There's this myth that we're all, particularly Southerners, supposed to be born carrying a biscuit bowl," Graubart told City Paper back in 2011. So it was no surprise when Top Chef: Charleston showcased the Southern staple on Episode 2. — Kinsey Gidick


Don't forget: <i>Top Chef</i>'s Last Chance Kitchen starts tonight
Don't forget: Top Chef's Last Chance Kitchen starts tonight It's go time

Top Chef: Charleston returns tonight and you know what that means? I'm going to be tipsy and exhausted live tweeting until midnight? Well yes, that and tonight begins Last Chance Kitchen. — Kinsey Gidick


Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation
Tom Colicchio gets heat for filming 'Top Chef: Charleston' at former slave plantation "Nobody would ever suggest filming Top Chef at Auschwitz"

Not everyone is thrilled with the first episode of Top Chef: Charleston specifically the choice of filming the Sudden Death Cook-Off at former slave plantation Boone Hall. And those upset about it let judge Tom Colicchio know on Twitter. — Kinsey Gidick


Dear America, don't freak out about the tiny crabs inside the oysters on the 'Top Chef: Charleston' premiere
Dear America, don't freak out about the tiny crabs inside the oysters on the 'Top Chef: Charleston' premiere We've got crabs

I can hear the gasps of horror now. "What the fuck is a tiny crab doing in an oyster?" thousands of Top Chef: Charleston viewers just mumbled to themselves. Deep in a Sudden Death Cook-Off between returning cheftestant John Taser and newbie Gerald Sombright, the latter steamed some oysters only to open them and find tiny little crabs. Dear. God. NO. — Kinsey Gidick


Let's take a look at <i>Top Chef: Charleston</i>'s cheftestants
Let's take a look at Top Chef: Charleston's cheftestants Cheftestpants

Now that you've gotten to know Top Chef: Charleston competitor Emily Hahn, executive chef at Warehouse, let's take a look at her competition. Battling this year for Top Chef supremacy are eight returning cheftestants and eight newbies. — Kinsey Gidick


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