HOMETOWN: Cleveland, OH – currently resides in Las Vegas, NV
PROFESSION: Executive Chef, Seablue at the MGM Grand
CULINARY EDUCATION: AOS, California Culinary Academy in San Francisco
FAVORITE RECIPE: Agholitti, a small pasta filled with goat cheese tossed in olive oil and tomato water.
Over-the-top and without a filter, Stephen has spent more than 12 years establishing new restaurants nationwide for award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina. Currently the Executive Chef at Mina’s Seablue, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, he has also worked alongside other high-profile chefs including Thomas Keller and Charlie Trotter. A proud father of 14-month-old twins, Stephen’s style is all about putting a playful twist on classic dishes to create cutting-edge food.
The Latest from Stephen
Episode 13: Season Finale - Part I
The final four chefs head to Singapore to compete move on to the final round.
D.C.'s Dearly Departed
A look back at the chefs who couldn’t quite reach the top, and the dishes that undid them.
Check out Stephen's photo diary!
Episode 1: Behind the Scenes
Join the chefs as they their hair down in the house and the Stew Room.
Who's Who: Meet the Chefs
Get to know the 17 cheftestants competing for culinary power this season in D.C.!