Always passionate about cooking, Stephanie Cmar began working in the food industry when she was 15 years old at the Muffin Shop in Marblehead, MA. It ignited her thirst for food and provided the direction for her life. In 2007, Stephanie graduated from Johnson & Wales University and returned to Boston to begin her career at Top of the Hub. She continued developing her talent by working as sous chef at Ivy Restaurant. Her next step was working with Barbara Lynch Gruppo at B&G Oysters in 2009 as line cook where she was quickly promoted to sous chef and from there, she moved over to Stir. Most recently, Stephanie has continued to further her fine dining skills at No. 9 Park. The fast-paced, creative environment continues to inspire her and drives her passion for food.
The Latest from Stephanie
After the Knife: Stephanie
I didn't go home making sh**.
LCK Ep 10: Louis vs. Stephanie
Can Stephanie bounce back, or will Lewis retain his title?
You Don't Know Jacques Pépin
Ep 13: The chefs are challenged to recreate Jacques Pépin's favorite dish and then face-off: France vs. Spain.
Spanish and French Fare -- The Dishes
Ep 13: Jacques Pepin's challenged the chefs to face-off and settle if the French or the Spanish had better cuisine.
Critiquing Padma's Ponytail
Stephanie Cmar and Nina Compton are both in awe of Padma's perfect ponytail.
Superstitions in the Top Chef Kitchen
Stephanie Cmar and Nicholas Elmi share their superstitions.
(John) Besh in Show
Ep 12: John Besh challenges the chefs to celebrate Louisiana seafood, after having them over for an intimate dinner.