3 Washington Chefs to Compete in “Top Chef Season 10”

Find out which local toques will appear on the Bravo show, premiering in November.

This morning, Bravo revealed its lineup of cheftestants for the tenth season of
Top Chef, which will take place in Seattle. And for those local fans who’ve been waiting for
some Washington representation ever since the glory days of Mike Isabella and Bryan
Voltaggio, the announcement brought good news: There are three DC-based chefs in the

Look for
Bart Vandaele, the Belgian-bred chef/owner of Capitol Hill’s Belga Cafe;
Dan O’Brien, the chef/owner of Shaw market/supper club Seasonal Pantry (which garnered three
stars on our most recent list of 100 Best Restaurants); and
Jeffrey Jew, who most recently led the kitchens at Marvin, BlackByrd, and the Brixton, but according
to Bravo now lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The first episode premieres on November 7. Best of luck, chefs! Keep those knife kits
in the game.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.