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ACA Grad on New 'Top Chef Masters'
Chef Michael Schlow, a 1987 Academy of Culinary Arts graduate, is one of 24 contestants competing this summer on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.”
The new television series pits world-renowned chefs against each other following the format of the network’s popular “Top Chef” series.
Schlow received his professional training at the Academy and began his career with New York restaurateur Pino Luongo. He went on to become chef de cuisine at several Manhattan hot spots, eventually moving to Boston in 1995. Since then, he’s opened several critically acclaimed restaurants, including Radius, Via Matta and Great Bay. He has garnered a slew of culinary honors and is a contributor to the CBS Early Show.
He returned to ACCC in 2005 when he was honored as an outstanding alum at the College’s annual Restaurant Gala.
The series premieres at 10 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, on Bravo. In the first six episodes, four chefs compete against each other to name one winner. These six winners meet up the final weeks when one chef is eliminated each episode until a winner is crowned. The winning chef each week receives money for their designated charity, with the final winner’s charity receiving $100,000.
Some of Schlow’s competition includes Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill in Chicago, John Best of Restaurant August in New Orleans and Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 in New York City.