Chef Louis Maldonado launched his culinary career at One Market in San Francisco, working under Chef Adrian Hoffman. After working his way up, Louis earned a sous chef position at Cortez, where he was quickly promoted to co-executive chef in 2006 and earned a Michelin star for his work. In addition, Louis has worked at top San Francisco restaurants including French Laundry, Café Majestic and worked for 3 years as chef de cuisine of Aziza. In 2012 Louis moved to Healdsburg to become the executive chef of Spoonbar at h2hotel, where he was able to create a menu of clean and simple dishes that honor the culinary traditions of the United States. In addition, Louis oversees the menu of Pizzando, the restaurant at h2hotel’s sister property, hotel Healdsburg.
The Latest from Louis
Louis Maldonado on LCK Victory: ‘I Got Stronger and Stronger’
The Cheftestant also dishes on the hardest challenges and biggest lessons learned.
After the Knife: Louis
"I've made more friends in the past few weeks than I have my entire life."
The Cheftestants are Tense
The new final four take brace themselves for another elimination.
Top Chef Heads to Hawaii
Ep 16: The final three chefs head to Maui and the winner of Last Chance Kitchen is revealed.
Hawaiian Canoe Crops -- The Dishes
Ep 16: The penultimate ep had the chefs cooking Hawaiian faves like Spam and the ingredients that buoyed the islands' first inhabitants.
POLL: Who Won Top Chef's Last Chance Kitchen?
Cast your vote before the season finale kicks off next Wednesday.
LCK Ep 12: Louis vs. Carlos
Finale: Who will emerge from Last Chance Kitchen for a second chance at the title of Top Chef?