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Who Is Tom's Favorite 'Top Chef' Winner Ever?

Colicchio also picks his best dish of all time.

Over 11 seasons of Top Chef, Tom Colicchio has tested the talents of dozens of Cheftestants. So when he appeared on last night's episode of Watch What Happens Live naturally one fan wanted to know if he had a favorite of all time.

Tom wasn't afraid to play favorites. "God, that's hard. Paul Qui, who won the Texas season, I think he has the most natural talent out of any chef that has competed."


Tom also shared his pick for the best dish of all time during the After Show. And guess what? His vote also went to Paul. "He made a vegetable dish, it was the mentor episode," Tom says. "He did a very simple vegetable dish…it was absolutely delicious. It was a perfect, simple dish."


Tom and crew will go on the search for the next Top Chef winner tonight when Season 11 kicks off in New Orleans at 10/9c.

What do you think of Tom's picks? And who is your favorite winner of all time? Tell us in the comments.

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