Show 164, March 19, 2016: Food Journalist Anne Marie Panoringan

Top Chef on BravoThe incredible 13th Season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” has just concluded in dramatic fashion in Las Vegas. The final showdown for the title of “Top Chef” was between Orange County’s Chef Amar Santana (Vaca and Broadway by Amar Santana) and Chef Jeremy Ford, the Chef de Cuisine at Miami’s Matador Room by Jean-George. The winning cheftestant takes home a cool $125,000 and a feature spread in Food and Wine magazine.

Local food journalist, Anne Marie Panoringan (OC Weekly) has been penning an entertaining weekly recap of the series all season. Anne Marie provides us with observations and commentary of Season 13th.

Even if you’ve heard who won Top Chef it’s well-worth catching the engaging episode On Demand or reading Anne Marie’s thorough recap.

One of the two big surprises in the Finale is that the two celebrity chefs who mentored Chefs Amar (Charlie Palmer) and Jeremy (Jean-George Vongerichten) join the episode to assist their proteges.