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Mapping the Whereabouts of New York Top Chef Alums

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With the debut of Top Chef Season 7 less than two weeks away, it’s a perfect time to catch up with contestants from seasons past who have tried to make it in New York. Although a few TC alums have had a lot of success, many have spent the past few years working a variety of short term gigs, either as guest Executive Chefs or as culinary consultants. We’ve included the most recent info we could find as to their whereabouts, and placed them on a map of the city according to their current or last job. Some chefs are still working, or were recently working, outside of any particular restaurant —we’ve included their “off the map” info too.

"Off the Map" Top Chef Alums:
jessmalin.jpgJosie Smith-Malave (Season 2): Josie, originally of Marlow and Sons, spent some time as the Executive Chef at Norwood, but is now basically MIA from the food world. She's still very active on twitter and appears to be a member of a local women's tackle football team.


camille.jpgCamille Becerra(Season 3): Camille's Greenpoint restaurant Paloma shuttered after a fire on election night, 2008. Last month she hosted a $100 secret supper club pop-up dinner with cocktail man Alan Philips.


ashley.jpgAshley Merriman (Season 6): In an exit interview following the show, Ashley mentioned plans for a restaurant project with Alex Guarnaschelli. Ashley confirmed with us that she is working in an NYC restaurant right now.


lisaf.jpgLisa Fernandes (Season 4): After a stint at Mai House following the show, Lisa is MIA.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dave Martin

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515 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

2. Lee Anne Wong

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462 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

3. Harold Dieterle

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9 Jones St
New York, NY 10014

4. Miguel Morales

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80 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

5. Sam Talbot

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9 Crosby St
New York, NY 10013

6. Hung Huynh

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25 Little w 12th St
New York, NY 10014

7. Cliff Crooks

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42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Mark Simmons

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440 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

9. Manuel "Memo" Trevino

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19 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

10. Leah Cohen

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74 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014

11. Nikki Cascone

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24 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

12. Eli Kirshtein

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550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

13. Andrew D'Ambrosi

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241 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

14. Joey Paulino

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44 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

15. Dale Talde

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75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

16. Ash Fulk

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1. Dave Martin

515 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
515 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

2. Lee Anne Wong

462 Broadway, New York, NY 10013
462 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

3. Harold Dieterle

9 Jones St, New York, NY 10014
9 Jones St
New York, NY 10014

4. Miguel Morales

80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
80 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

5. Sam Talbot

9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013
9 Crosby St
New York, NY 10013

6. Hung Huynh

25 Little w 12th St, New York, NY 10014
25 Little w 12th St
New York, NY 10014

7. Cliff Crooks

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

8. Mark Simmons

440 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
440 Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

9. Manuel "Memo" Trevino

19 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
19 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

10. Leah Cohen

74 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
74 7th Ave S
New York, NY 10014

11. Nikki Cascone

24 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
24 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

12. Eli Kirshtein

550 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
550 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

13. Andrew D'Ambrosi

241 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
241 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

14. Joey Paulino

44 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
44 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019

15. Dale Talde

75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
75 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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16. Ash Fulk

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