Who will Padma Lakshmi name Top Chef for Season 15? The competition is getting down to the wire in Colorado as only three cheftestants remain in the running: Adrienne Cheatham, Joe Flamm, and Joe Sasto.
At this point in the contest, we know a lot about these talented chefs and their backgrounds — but here's something you probably didn't know: What would each of the three finalists choose to have with them if they were trapped on a deserted island?
Adrienne told The Feast, "I would want [my fiancé] Stephen Bailey with me, a case of wine, a knife, and a source of fresh water." And she added this very logical-thinking-chef detail: "I’m assuming we can make salt by drying the sea water on leaves in the sun." What's life without seasoning after all?
By the way, in addition to being a delightful pastime, a case of wine is also a potential life saver in a shipwreck situation: Just ask Below Deck's Kate Chastain who survived one on chips and rosé.
Joe Flamm said he'd keep things a bit simpler — but still said he would need a chef's kitchen staple, of course. He'd want, "my wife, Miller High Life in bottles, [and] olive oil."
Joe Sasto would bring, "my girlfriend, Bella — for obvious reasons. [Survivalist] Bear Grylls — for obvious reasons. [And chef] Francis Mallmann — for obvious reasons."
For their various differences in backgrounds and styles, we note at least one thing in common among all three finalists: They wouldn't want to be anywhere without the loves of their lives. Turns out that no matter how high a chef's level of culinary talent... love is more important than anything. (Yes, even seasoning.) Let's say it together now: Awwwww!
Best of luck to the final three... backed by their ever-important significant others at home.
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