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Top Chef Winner Kelsey Barnard Clark Has a Foolproof Formula for an Insta-Worthy Charcuterie Board

The Top Chef winner spilled the secret to "a good spread."

By Jenny Berg
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As the winner of Bravo's Top Chef Season 16, Kelsey Barnard Clark knows her way around an oven. But the culinary pro also has a certain no-cook recipe that's sure to wow 'em every time, and she recently took to Instagram to spill her secret. 

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To caption a photo of gorgeous platters piled high with nuts, fruits, cheeses, and more, Kelsey wrote, "There’s nothing in the world to me that is better than a good charcuterie board." She added, " I had a friend ask what the secret was to a good spread and I thought I’d share my little rule of thumb I go by." 

Ready to take notes? Here's Kelsey's master class in the art of charcuterie arranging: 

"• 1 hard, soft and semi-hard cheese
• 2 spreads/ condiments (honey, jam)
• 3 fruits & dried meats
• 4 crunch (pickles, wasabi peas, nuts, olives)
• 5 dippers (crackers, pita, bread, veg crudité)"

And there you have it! To get a little more inspiration, take a look at the photo Kelsey posted, below: 

In other charcuterie news, let's not forget that Kyle Richards has also been known to pull off a pretty impressive spread. Click here to check out the impressive snacks she served at a party last year.  

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