Grand chef Gabe Erales’ victory and the ugly side of the restaurant industry

Screenshot: Instagram When chef Gabriel Erales won the Excellent chef title, it was like a momentous occasion. He’s spent the entire season cooking lofty reinterpretations of traditional Mexican cuisine and earned his merits on his molé, and was one of three color finalists who all cooked meals specific to their heritage. It is The best …

Top Chef Gabe Erales Should Be Disqualified For Harassment Allegations

On Thursday, June 30, just before most Americans plan to leave for the Independence Day vacation, the Bravo Cooking Contest Best Chef: Portland crowned Austin chef Gabe Erales the winner of his 18th season. The next morning, allegations that Erales harassed a woman at his former restaurant Comedor made headlines. According to Eater Austin, Erales’ …

“Top Chef” crowned winner; The next day he was publicly exposed as a creep

As a rope cutter I had yet to watch this 18th season of Excellent chef, but from everything I had heard (mostly from Dan Hamamura), it had been a delightfully entertaining season with a number of fan favorites including Shota and Dawn. I expected that after it aired on Bravo, the season would air on …

‘Top Chef’ controversy swirls with winner Gabe Erales previously accused of sexual harassment – while Seattle’s Edouardo Jordan has edited

Seattle chef Shota Nakajima lost in the “Top Chef” final competition on Thursday night. Now controversy swirls around winner Gabe Erales, who has been accused of sexual harassment and fired from his job in December 2020 – and Edouardo Jordan of Seattle, also accused of sexual misconduct, who was deleted from the final. After the …

Padma Lakshmi on ‘Top Chef’ Winner Rumors Gabe Erales

Texan chef Gabe Erales won the title of “Top Chef” on Thursday night – and that already leaves an unpleasant aftertaste in the mouths of some fans of the reality TV cooking contest. While some touted his victory on social media, others found it problematic that the former executive chef of Austin’s Comedor – who …

Controversial New ‘Top Chef’ Champion Crowned Amid Harassment Allegations

“Top Chef: Portland” aired its season finale Thursday night, marking the end of a wellness touring season during the pandemic that sought to honor our country’s rich diversity of food – including Indigenous traditions and African women – and the sacrifice of frontline workers. Sadly, this goodwill was marred by real concerns when the judges …

Top Chef 2021 winner Gabe Erales was fired for harassment in December

Bravo broadcast the finale of Excellent chefThursday night’s 18th season, with Austin chef Gabe Erales crowned the winner and fellow Texan chef Dawn Burrell of Houston and Shota Nakajima of Seattle as finalists. Erales’ victory was quickly eclipsed, however, as speculation about his recent dismissal from Mexican restaurant Austin Comedor circulated on social media. Erales …

Top Chef winner Gabe Erales reveals Comedor sacking allegations

Former Comedor Executive Chef Gabe Erales won the 18th season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” on Thursday night, a crowning glory of the preeminent cooking competition TV show. As Erales’ star rose, details revealed that the Michelin-starred chef was fired in 2020 from the modern Mexican restaurant for violating the restaurant’s policies on harassment and discrimination. …

What’s New on TV, July 1: Top Chef Amateurs Premieres, Top Chef: Portland Ends

A screenshot of The best amateur cooksScreenshot: Youtube Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Thursday, July 1st. All hours are in the East. Best choices The best amateur cooks (Bravo, 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., series premiere, the first two episodes): “The last Excellent chef spin off, Amateurs, will see the most …