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Amanda Baumgarten from "Top Chef" is one of the chefs competing in season 14 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. She previously competed in Season 7, "Top Chef: Washington DC." She is currently a bartender at The Victor Bar in Chicago, Illinois.

A Los Angeles native, Amanda Baumgarten attended Le Cordon Bleu in London and went on to work at four different Michelin-starred restaurants including La Tante Claire and Le Gavroche in London and Melisse and Patina in Los Angeles. From there, she went on to become executive sous chef of Paperfish before joining Ford's Filling Station as executive sous chef. After competing on season seven of "Top Chef" in Washington, D.C., she became executive chef of Los Angeles's Water Grill. Having helmed one of the city's most acclaimed seafood restaurants, she was recruited to open Herringbone in La Jolla. From there she went on to open her own concept Waypoint Public in San Diego's North Park neighborhood. Currently, Baumgarten is living in Chicago and honing her cocktail skills.

Culinary Education: Le Cordon Bleu in London
Favorite Recipe: Roasted baby lamb with pomme cocotte persillade




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AMANDA BAUMGARTEN (TOP CHEF): FACTS

Where does Amanda Baumgarten live? Find out here.

Age: ∼33 years old
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Chicago, IL





Casey Thompson in "Top Chef 14: Charleston" 'Top Chef: Charleston' Reveals 8 Returning Chefs — Premiering Thursday, December 1, the fourteenth season of the Bravo culinary competition series will bring back veterans Sam Talbot, Casey Thompson, Amanda Baumgarten, Brooke Williamson, Sheldon Simeon, John Tesar, Shirley Chung and Katsuji Tanabe. Read more...
"Top Chef 2010: DC" contestants for Season 7 'Top Chef 7: Washington DC': Meet the Contestants — Premiering on Wednesday, June 16, the new season of the culinary competition heads to the nation's capital where it welcomes 17 new chefs and regular guest judge Eric Ripert, the chef and owner of the acclaimed Le Bernardin restaurant in New York City. Read more...


"Top Chef" judges and host for Season 14 'Top Chef' Heads to Charleston for Battle of Old Versus New — Premiering Thursday, December 1, the fourteenth season of the Bravo culinary competition series will see eight acclaimed chefs from across the country unpack their knives alongside eight chefs from seasons past, who have never won the prestigious title and are back for redemption. Read more...
"Top Chef" judges and host for Season 13 'Top Chef 13' Returns to Its Roots in California — Premiering Wednesday, December 2, the new season of the Bravo culinary competition series travels to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oakland and the Greater Palm Springs area. Read more...
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