Guess which top chef competitor was just anointed executive chef of a Michellin star* restaurant? Hung? Angelo? One of the Voltagio brothers? Jennifer Carroll? Nope, it was Amanda Baumgarten from season 7. Now, I liked her- I thought she was really cute and she seemed like she was a well rounded person outside the kitchen- but I wouldn't have even pegged her as an All Star. Just a year ago, she seemed so inexperienced in the kitchen- she had never cooked with this ingredient or that ingredient. And, now she's ready to be given the crown jewels of the King's Seafood Company? She made it kinda far in her season, but it seemed like she was always lucky in each episode not to get eliminated. And, you could tell that her fellow competitors never really take her seriously as a threat. * The Michelin Guide stopped covering LA, but her restaurant was awarded one star in their last LA edition in 2009.
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2/13/11 at 4:31am