Bryan Voltaggio is the executive chef and owner of four restaurants including VOLT, Lunchbox, Family Meal, and RANGE. As a finalist on Top Chef Season 6, Chef Bryan Voltaggio is the first chef to compete on both Top Chef and Top Chef Masters.The James Beard Foundation Award finalist co-authored the cookbook, VOLT.Ink, with his brother, Michael, and is set to release a new title, HOME, in 2014. As a father and chef, Voltaggio is a passionate philanthropist and supports Share Our Strength (SOS) in their fight against childhood hunger. He has raised close to half a million dollars over the last five years to support innovative school breakfast programs, meals for achievement, and the national No Kid Hungry campaign. He lives with his wife and high school sweetheart, Jennifer, and their two kids, Thacher and Piper, in his hometown of Frederick, MD. The Voltaggios are expecting the arrival of their third child this summer.
The Latest from Bryan
Episode 1: Deviled Eggs with Mississippi Caviar
Bryan puts a NOLA twist on the dish that got him his first-ever elimination challenge win
Episode 2: Warm Smoked Trout with Hazelnut Jambalaya
Bryan NOLA-fies a dish that earned praise from a panel of France's greatest chefs
Episode 3: Braised Beef Short Rib with Mostarda and Cranberry Beans
Bryan revamps a Season 6 dish he cooked for his mentor, Charlie Palmer
Episode 4: Grilled Shrimp with Roasted Artichokes Barigoule, Fennel Puree, and Andouille
How does Bryan reinvent a vegetarian dish for New Orleans? He adds meat.
Episode 5: Chocolate Beignets with White Chocolate Coconut Ganache and Bittersweet Coco
Bryan makes a dessert inspired by his first Top Chef Masters challenge
Bryan: "Of Course I Wanted to Win"
Bryan Voltaggio's getting too good at this as it's his second time being in the finale.
Funny How Life Works
Bryan Voltaggio shares how he got through culinary school.