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
'Top Chef: Seattle' Premiere
Ep 1: 21 chefs compete for the chance to move on to Seattle.
Soups and Salads and and Omelets, Oh My! - Rate the Plate
Ep 1: Twenty-one cheftestants get whittled down to 15 by Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson.
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?
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.
Stephanie Cmar: Nervous Nellie
The chefs comment on their anxious, yet amusing competitor.