PROFESSION: Olivier Cheng Catering and Events, recipe development
CULINARY EDUCATION: A.O.S Culinary Arts, C.I.A
Grayson’s passion for food, people, and the simple joy in life is apparent in everything that she does, from her drive of pleasing people through cooking, to her contagious laughter and the humor she brings with her in every situation. Hailing from the small town of New Holstein, Wisconsin, she has a strong foundation of family and Midwestern values, as well as a healthy affinity for cheese and beer. Grayson migrated to the East Coast to pursue her schooling in the culinary arts. After graduating from the CIA, she spent her formative years training under the best chefs in the city, including Jean Georges Vongerichten, Fabbio Trabocchi, and Kurt Gutenbrunner. She now heads up recipe development for the most celebrated events catering company in the city, Olivier Cheng.
The Latest from Grayson
Top Chef Kitchen: Richard Blais & Grayson Schmitz
The culinary duo re-open the restaurant after Hurricane Sandy.
Fit for a Queen or Just Plain Mean?
Episode 11: Now's your turn to judge the spooky dishes the chefs made in Charlize Theron's honor.
Pee-wee or P.U.?!
Whose dishes were worthy of the T.V. legend?
Off the Block
Episode 12: Now's you turn to judge the delicious and nutritious dishes the chefs made for the Healthy Choice Block Party.
Battle of the Sexes
Episode 10: Were the males' or females' dishes more appealing?
'Top Chef: Texas' Cheftestants Through the Years
Season 9's pay tribute to those that inspired them to start cooking.
A Fitting Tribute?
Episode 8: Sure, all the chefs' dishes had soul, but did they look good? You be the judge.