The Top Chef Masters winner is Chef Rick Bayless. The Top Chef Masters winner was announced after a tough season of cooking competitions, with Chef Rick Bayless taking home the title of Top Chef: Master. Rather than the regular installment of Top Chef, this summer Bravo brought out a season where some of the top chefs competed to see who could win the title of Tor Chef Master. With 24 chefs competing for the title, it was a tough battle on Top Chef Masters, but the winner was finally announced on the season finale of Top Chef Masters. With many past celebrities from the show on hand, restaurant owner Rick Bayless took home the first season title of Top Chef Master.
For being the Top Chef Masters winner, Chef Rick Bayless takes home more than just the prestigious title. In addition to becoming the Top Chef Master, Rick Bayless also gets $100,000 that will be donated to the charity of his choice. Bayless chose the Frontera Farmer Foundation this season, and they will be quite happy that their “horse” was able to win this race. In the Top Chef Masters season finale, Bayless went up against fellow chefs Hubert Keller and Michael Chiarello in a competition that had them each making a four-course meal that would be served as an autobiography of their lives in food.
In the final competition, Chef Rick Bayless resented his famous Ahi tuna smothered with Oaxacan black mole sauce. The judges loved it, and when they called back the final contestants to tell them the results, they couldn’t help but gush about the dish that Bayless had to offer. In addition to the finalists, the season finale of Top Chef Masters included the return of all the past Top Chef winners as well as Top Chef judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons who had a hand in deciding the winner of Top Chef Masters. The final challenge for the show was an interesting one, where it caused the chefs to create dishes that reminded them of food memories, experiences that caused them to become chefs, and even what they served at the opening of their first restaurant. With that ammunition in hand, Rick Bayless presented a very tasty selection of courses for the judges.
It was definitely an interesting way to finish of the season of Top Chef Masters, and with so much fun had at the finale; it would be a shame if Bravo didn’t try to bring back Top Chef Masters for another season next summer. It is a bit different than the Top Chef show on Bravo, but the change of pace didn’t hurt the show on the whole. Now Rick Bayless lays claim to the first tile of Top Chef Master, and surely it will help his restaurants purely through the word of mouth of people that enjoyed his segments on the show.
Premise of Top Chef Masters
Top Chef Masters Site
Announcement of Top Chef Masters Winner