Who says the number thirteen isn't lucky?? Last night, after an epic gastronomic showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning “Top Chef” crowned its thirteenth season winner, Miami chef Jeremy Ford of the Matador Room at The Miami Beach EDITION Hotel.
Last night’s finale brought Ford face-to-face with “Last Chance Kitchen” winner Amar Santana (from Orange County, CA). Each chef was challenged to make the “meal of their lives“ with help from their culinary mentors Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Charlie Palmer. In a nail biting and close deliberation, Ford was awarded the coveted title of “Top Chef” and will receive $125,000 furnished by S. Pellegrino®, a feature in FOOD & WINE magazine and a showcase at the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
Speaking about the finale, Head Judge Tom Colicchio said, “The final two chefs are extremely talented and cooked their hearts out. In the end, Jeremy pulled through with the stronger meal. He showed a ton of talent throughout the season and we couldn’t be happier to name him this season’s “Top Chef.”
Chef Jeremy Ford began his career in the culinary industry at 16-years-old as Garde Manger at Mathews, a four-star Mediterranean style restaurant. A year later, he packed up and moved to Los Angeles to work at the world-renowned restaurant L'Orangerie under the helm of Executive Chef Christophe Eme. He later moved on to work with Master Chef Joachim Splichal at Patina. Ford beat out 30 other chefs in a two-day competition to get his current Executive Chef position at Matador Room by Jean-Georges located at the EDITION Hotel. Now, at age 30, Ford beat out 16 chefs from across the country to earn the title of “Top Chef.”
Recently celebrating 10 years on the air, “Top Chef” is the #1 food program on cable in 2016.
Celebrate Chef Ford's "Top Chef" win by stopping by for dinner!
The Miami Beach EDITION Hotel
2901 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL
786 257 4600