Top Chef Challenge

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2017 Jul 17 - 11:55am

It’s always a treat to catch a glimpse of creative chefs in their natural habitat. Fort Worth Magazine's Top Chef competition sizzled again this summer. The event was held on July 13 at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Our annual culinary showdown pits four of the area's most popular...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2017 Jul 17 - 11:11am

Jon Bonnell, our head judge and owner of Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, put our four Top Chef contestants through some intense preliminary challenges at the Top Chef Challenge at River Ranch Stockyards, July 13, including cleaning, skinning and deboning a fish to his exact specifications. He...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Aug 27 - 1:41pm

A sold-out crowd gathered at Cendera Center on July 21. It was time once again to cue the lights and music and crank up the fog machines for Top Chef 2015.

Like a page out of DC Comics, our four finalists cut through the haze, bounding onto the stage like super heroes, welcomed by the wild applause of fans and supporters. | photography by Alex Lepe and Carlos Lepe | Super Heroes – The Cast of Characters In this epic showdown, the good guys...

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2015 Jun 17 - 1:53pm

Texas Appliance Hurst once again hosted Fort Worth, Texas magazine’s Top Chef preliminary round. Six of the area’s most talented chefs showed off their skill and creativity for an excited crowd of fans and attendees.

Ravenous foodies packed the house at the spacious Hurst showroom and were treated to beer, wine, hors d’eurves and one heck of a show. Multiple Emmy Award winner, former televison anchor and local personality Scott Murray emceed the event with his familiar charm. Chef Jon Bonnell took the...

Posted By Spray Gleaves on 2014 Jun 25 - 4:58pm

The prelims are over and there are only four chefs left. It's time to choose Fort Worth's next Top Chef! The finals will be held July 10, at 6pm, at Cendera Center. You don't want to miss this, so, get your tickets today! CLICK HERE

Posted By Courtney Dabney on 2014 Jun 16 - 3:24pm

Texas Appliance once again hosted the preliminary round on May 14 where six of the area’s most talented chefs showed off their skills to attendees in two separate cooking challenges.

Chef Jon Bonnell acts as the head judge for the Top Chef 2014 events. He challenged the competitors to portion two perfect fillets. Top Chef preliminary round competitors (left to right): Sebastien Layen, Jerrett Joslin, David McMillan, Jason Harper,...

Posted By Anonymous on 2014 Jan 22 - 11:05am

Chef Jon Bonnell will be Head Judge

The fifth Fort Worth, Texas magazine Top Chef Competition - Vote Here. We’re looking for recommendations for competitors who might join previous Top Chef winners Donatella Trotti of Nonna Tata, Don Agate (at the time) of Eddie V’s, Blaine Staniford of Grace Restaurant and Anthony...

Posted By Anonymous on 2013 Aug 28 - 12:01pm

More than 400 food lovers packed Cendera Center on Aug. 15 to watch four of the area’s hottest chefs compete. When the smoke cleared, only one could earn the title of Top Chef.

by Courtney Dabney • photography by Jason Kindig Anticipation gave way to excitement when the four Top Chef finalists went head-to-head in the final round of our annual competition. When the score sheets were tallied, a new champion was crowned. The winner of Fort Worth, Texas magazine...

Posted By james.verheyen on 2013 Jul 19 - 6:20pm

The Signature Cut series introduces each of the four Top Chef finalists and offers a taste of what you could find in any one of their restaurants. Each segment explores the individual culinary philosophy, background and inspiration of the best chefs in the area. Who will be named Top Chef 2013?...