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Meet Top Chef Season 13's Cheftestants: Part 1

You're def going to droll over their dishes, why not learn more about them first?

Bravo's award winning series, Top Chef is back and better than ever! Padma, Tom, Gail, and Richard are returning to your TV screens and your kitchens with harder challenges and even more delicious dishes. Though the Top Chef panel is the definition of #SquadGoals, it would be nothing without its contestants! Check out some of the newest chefs below and get pumped for Top Chef's triumphant return to California, December 2 at 10/9c!

How to Watch

Watch Top Chef Season 21 Wednesdays at 9/8c on Bravo and next day on Peacock.

Karen Akunowicz

Top Chef 13: Meet Karen Akunowicz

Web Address:,

Twitter handle: @KAkunowicz

Instagram: @karencake

Birthday: September 17, 1978

Current Town: Boston, MA

Occupation: Executive Chef, Myers+Chang

Fun Facts: I was a high school cheerleader and I love karaoke and bocce. 

Motto: Always work like it is 8pm on Saturday night.

Angelina Bastidas

Top Chef 13: Meet Angelina Bastidas

Instagram: @angelinabastidas

Birthday: June 25, 1990

Current Town: Miami and I work in Coral Gables.

Occupation: Executive Chef

Fun Facts: My favorite TV show of all time has to be Law and Order SVU. I enjoy to run outside during the day, that way I get a tan and workout at the same time.

Motto: You're only as good as your last plate; team work makes the dream work.

Carl Dooley

Top Chef 13: Meet Carl Dooley

Facebook URL: Carl Dooley

Instagram: @chefdooley

Birthday: October 1, 1984

Current Town: Boston, MA

Occupation: Executive chef, The Table, Cambridge, MA

Two Fun Facts: I'm really into Latin pop music and I was named after the hall of fame Boston Red Sox player Carl Yazstremski.

Garret Fleming

Top Chef 13: Meet Garret Fleming

Web address:

Birthday: December 05,1981

Current Town: Washington, D.C.

Occupation: Executive Chef, Barrel

Two Fun Facts: I've played classical piano and guitar for decades and I enjoy drawing cats in my free time.

Motto: Let's get weird.


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