March 31, 2011 at 9:07 am , by Serina Patrick
After months of culinary challenges and riveting rivalries, it came down to Mike Isabella and Richard Blais standing before the judges to hear the verdict….but only one would earn the title of Top Chef and a delicious 200K check!
Press release from the lovely Alyssa at The Reynolds Group:
Atlantan Richard Blais Earns Prestigious Title of “Top Chef”on Season Eight of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars”
ATLANTA (March 31, 2011) – The dramatic season eight finale of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars” crowned Atlantan Richard Blais as the latest chef’testant to earn the prestigious title of “Top Chef.” Chef and partner of FLIP burger boutique, Blais impressively out-cooked his competition in Quickfire and Elimination challenges throughout the season to win this coveted title.
“On ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ I competed with some of the best chefs from previous seasons, and I continue to be inspired by their talent,” said Blais. “I’m honored to have been given this incredible opportunity to challenge myself and grow as a culinary professional.”
In anticipation of the win, devoted Team Blais fans anxiously gathered for finale viewing parties at The Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta and the FLIP burger boutique location in Birmingham, Ala. “It’s been exciting to watch Blais progress throughout the competition this season! We wanted our diners to have the opportunity to support him and be a part of the ‘Top Chef All-Stars’ finale experience,” said co-owner Barry Mills.
FLIP burger boutique co-owner Ron Stewart has been more than pleased with the incredible outpouring of support for Blais and the restaurant throughout the “Top Chef All-Stars” season. “We’ve witnessed a remarkably positive response to Richard’s success on the show from our customers. As a friend and fan of the show, I’m tremendously proud of Richard for earning this well-deserved title.
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