Top Chef Season 9

Top Chef Season 9

Top Chef

Top Chef: Texas
Original run November 2, 2011
Filming dates  
No. of chefs 29
Previous Season 8 (All-Stars)

Contestants

Twenty-nine chefs will compete in the ninth season of Top Chef:

Eliminated in Qualifying Rounds

  • Tyler Stone, 22 — Personal Chef (Sacramento, CA)
  • Colin Patterson, 37 — Sutra (Seattle, WA)
  • Simon Pantet, 30 — Twenty-Two Doors (Seattle, WA)
  • Nina Vicente, 29 — Spur Gastropub (Seattle, WA)
  • Kimberly Calichio, 27 — Fishtail by David Burke (New York, NY)
  • Chaz Brown, 29 — Fatty Crab (New York, NY)
  • Jonathan Baltazar, 36 — Heights Cuisine (Long Beach, CA)
  • Berenice deAraujo, 33 — Sra. Martinez (Miami, FL)
  • Ashley Villaluz, 25 — Sous Chef (Seattle, WA)
  • Molly Brandt, 30 — Allure of the Seas for Royal Caribbean (based in Hollywood, FL)
  • Laurent Quenioux, 51 — Vertical Wine Bistro (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Andrew Curren, 32 — 24 Diner (Austin, TX)
  • Janine Falvo, 37 — Briza Restaurant (Atlanta, GA)

Top 16

Eliminated

  • Keith Rhodes, 39 — Catch Restaurants (Wilmington, NC)
  • Richie Farina, 28 — MOTO (Chicago, IL)
  • Chuy Valencia 25 — Chilam Balam (Chicago, IL)
  • Whitney Otawka, 30 — Greyfield Inn (Cumberland Island, GA)
  • Dakota Weiss, 35 — 9:30 Restaurant and The Backyard (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Nyesha Arrington, 28 — Wilshire Restaurant; Resides in: Los Angeles, CA (Hometown: Los Angeles, CA)
  • Heather Terhune, 39 — Sable Kitchen and Bar (Chicago, IL)
  • Chris Crary, 29 — Whist Restaurant in the Viceroy Hotel; Resides in: Los Angeles, CA (Hometown: Bucyrus, OH)
  • Ty-Lör Boring, 34 — Spasso; Resides in: Brooklyn, NY (Hometown: Kansas City, MO)
  • Chris Jones, 30 — MOTO (Chicago, IL)
  • Grayson Schmitz, 28 — Exec. Chef (New York, NY)
  • Edward Lee, 38 — 610 Magnolia (Louisville, KY)

Still in the running

  • Lindsay Autry, 29 — Omphoy Ocean Resort & Michelle Bernstein (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Sarah Grueneberg, 29 — Spiaggia (Chicago, IL)
  • Paul Qui, 31 — Uchiko Restaurant (Austin, TX)
  • Beverly Kim, 32 — Aria Restaurant (Chicago, IL) -- Winner of Last Chance Kitchen; returned Episode #14