Returning to Top Chef Masters, New Orleans-based Sue Zemanick is the executive chef of Gautreau's Restaurant and her latest venture Ivy, which opens this summer. In 2008, Food & Wine magazine named Zemanick one of the top ten best new chefs in America, a title later reflected in her five James Beard nominations, three of which were amassed before she turned 30. In addition to her Season 3 stint on Top Chef Masters, the 2013 Best Chef South James Beard nominee has appeared on the Today show and the Food Network. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Zemanick was drawn to her adopted hometown by a love for all things fish and seafood, a passion that only grew stronger as she put roots down in the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill. Since then, Zemanick has worked to help sustain the Gulf Coast while contributing new ideas and energy to an internationally beloved culinary scene.
The Latest from Sue
Sue Zemanick: "I'm So Happy That I Came Back"
Sue Zemanick is sad to be walking away from the Top Chef Masters kitchen.
Restaurant Wars - The Dishes
Ep 5: The chefs battle it out with Los Angeles-inspired restaurants.
Clash of the Restaurant Titans
Ep 5: The chefs duke it out to impress guest Busy Philipps in Restaurant Wars.
Ep 3: The chefs treat Curtis and Lindsay Price to a Masters-catered engagement party.
Ep 3: The chefs make sexy, murderous, and greedy dishes for the cast of 'Days of Our Lives.'
Ep 1: A new flock of Masters fly through the sky in the pursuit of culinary glory.
Skydiving Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 1: See all the Masters' dishes (even the incomplete one) from Season 5's premiere challenge.