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Who Won Top Chef? And the Top Chef Winner Is…. (Video)

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Leave it to Emmy winning Top Chef to surprise everyone – including this season’s winner!  

No reality show has mastered the art of eliminating the competition as dramatically as Top Chef with the long dramatic pauses and Padma’s unreadable facial expressions, the Top Chef winner was announced to the immense surprise of everyone.

Rather than the typical process of eliminating players one-by-one, Padma skipped the drama and went straight for the celebratory moment when she announced the Top Chef DC winner.  The announcement came as a surprise shock and resulted in the winner questioning if it was all real.

So who wrapped up the competition and walked away with the cash prize?

Ultimate underdog underdog, Kevin Sbraga, walked away with the title of Top Chef and was credited with having the best reaction to winning the top prize ever. 

Upon hearing the words, “Kevin, You are Top Chef,” from host Padma Lakshmi, Kevin was obviously floored with surprise.

“I am?” he responded while his competition – Ed Cotton and Angelo Sosa, stewed nearby (both thought they had the competition wrapped up). 

The victory came following a judge’s table with very few negative comments for any of the chefs. Kevin was declared the winner for taking the most risks and creating a great meal. 

Kevin takes home a prize of $125,000, a feature in Food and Wine magazine, and a showcase at Food & Wine‘s annual festival in Aspen.   Kevin is currently the chef at Rat’s, a French restaurant in Hamilton Township, NJ, where he lives with his wife and two children.

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