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And the Top Chef is….

You may have heard about a little reality show called Top Chef. You know, the one that has been running for nine whole seasons on Bravo and has produced three different spin-offs. The ninth season, dubbed “Top Chef: Texas,” which started last November and lasted until last night, was filmed in various cities in Texas. […]

You may have heard about a little reality show called Top Chef. You know, the one that has been running for nine whole seasons on Bravo and has produced three different spin-offs. The ninth season, dubbed “Top Chef: Texas,” which started last November and lasted until last night, was filmed in various cities in Texas. Featuring 29 chefs from across the country, the field eventually narrowed down to just two very talented chefs: Paul Qui of Uchiko (Austin, TX), and Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia (Chicago, IL). Interestingly enough, Sarah also had ties to the great state of Texas, as she made her start in Houston. Paul, impressed with Uchi’s food, asked to work in the kitchen for free. He worked his way up to Executive Chef of Uchiko under the tutelage of Uchi/Uchiko founder Tyson Cole. An inspiring story indeed. Better yet, both Paul and Tyson are active HotSchedules users!

The nation watched last night with bated breath, and many local Austin eateries (such as Black Sheep Lodge, Uchi, and Uchiko itself) were packed with finale viewing parties. After excruciating commercial breaks, the crowds were ready for a decision. “Paul, you are the Top Chef.” These words, uttered by judge Padma Lakshmi, were the catalyst for celebrations all across Austin (like this one).

The joy I see in this image: http://pic.twitter.com/yaMouVr8 of Tyson Cole celebrating says it all. Congratulations Paul Qui, and congratulations to Uchiko. We here at the HotSchedules family are great fans, and we’re proud to have you as a client and user. Thanks for representing Texas, and representing Austin. Lastly, thanks for showing that dreams and goals can be achieved with dedication and passion for your craft.

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