Filipino Americans

Top Chef Contestants

Sheldon Simeon

Contestant on Top Chef: Seattle 2012. The Executive Chef of Star Noodle in Lahaina, Sheldon is a two-time James Beard semifinalist -- for “Rising Star” and “Best New Restaurant,” both in 2011. Also in 2011, Maui Nokaoi Magazine named him “Chef of the Year.” Food & Wine Magazine named Sheldon “Best New Chef People’s Choice” nominee in 2012. He learned his basic culinary skills at Disneyworld, where he also met his wife.

Chrissy Camba

Contestant on Top Chef: Seattle 2012. Chef at Bar Pastoral, an extension of Chicago’s cheese, specialty food and wine shop, Pastoral. She graduated from Loyola University, Chicago with a degree in biology. Chrissy has staged at restaurants such as Bouchon, Alinea, Blackbird, Boka, Avenues, Naha and The Bristol.


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