Show 531, June 24, 2023: Restaurateur & Executive Chef Amar Santana, Vaca and Broadway by Amar Santana Part Two

Amar Santana at the Finale of Top Chef

Bravo’s Top Chef just concluded 20th season was “World All-Stars” set in London. The new season of the Emmy-winning series featured 16 of its greatest competitors, representing 11 different “Top Chef” versions around the world. The chefs battled it out throughout scenic London, before the grand finale in Paris. Orange County’s own Chef Amar Santana (Vaca adjacent to South Coast Plaza and Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach) was one of the esteemed returning Cheftestants.

Chef Amar did California proud. He almost went the distance but did get to Paris. “Top Chef” regular, Gail Simmons has anointed Chef Amar as one of the “Top Chef Final Five.” Not bad company to be in. Chef Amar was also in the running for “Top Chef” Fan Favorite which goes along with a $10,000 cash prize. We’ll hear the official results directly from Chef Amar.

Also there is a new Vaca in the works for early 2024 but, surprisingly, it’s not in Orange County.

Chef Amar takes a further break from his busy kitchens to continue his insider’s report on “Top Chef” Season 20 – London.

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