On Thursday, March 8 the winner of “Top Chef” Season 15 will finally be crowned. Host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot have narrowed down the crop of chef-testants from 15 down to the Final 2: Adrienne Cheatham and Joseph Flamm. Who do YOU think will join the “Top Chef” winners list? Hurry — there’s still time to make your predictions before the winner is named next week.
Adrienne and Joseph have so far had vastly different journeys on “Top Chef: Colorado.” Adrienne started out the season from a position of weakness, being in the bottom for four of the first six episodes. Around the halfway mark of Season 15 Adrienne truly came alive, being in the top for three weeks and winning her first challenge in the loved ones episode. Joseph, of course, was eliminated in Episode 9 and sent to Last Chance Kitchen. That’s where he excelled against the other ousted chefs, ultimately earning another shot at competing for the title.
In this week’s penultimate episode Joe Sasto was sent home after preparing a beet dish that was a little dry. The judges weren’t over the moon about any of the Final 3’s dishes, but ultimately chose Joseph to be the winner of the elimination challenge. That victory gave Joseph two wins compared to Adrienne, who’s only won a single elimination challenge. As for the quickfire challenge tally, Joseph also has two wins there with Adrienne prevailing one time.
Will Adrienne or Joseph join the ranks of former “Top Chef” winners like Brooke Williamson (Season 14), Jeremy Ford (Season 13), Mei Lin (Season 12), Richard Blais (Season 8) and Harold Dieterle (Season 1)? Find out when the Season 15 finale airs March 8 on Bravo.
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