Watch Chef Karen's (and the rest of the contestants'!) reactions to the very first Elimination Challenge of Season 13 in this clip from Top Chef on Facebook!
You already know what Karen Akunowicz would recommend as a no-fail first date meal plan, and you know she’d likely be a hairstylist if she wasn’t Myers + Chang’s executive chef. But the New Jersey native was meant to be a kitchen leader—and, apparently, a Top Chef contestant. The show’s producers first approached her about competing while she was still cooking at Oleana, before she joined Myers + Chang in 2011. Akunowicz shared that tidbit and more...
It’s a Saturday afternoon, and Joanne Chang arrives at the Allston headquarters of her rapidly expanding empire, prepped and ready for work. Tall and trim, the 46-year-old is hardly the picture of a jolly pastry chef. She wears skinny black jeans, a sporty puffer coat, and Frye boots, her hair slung back in a loose bun.
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