Tonight was the season 15 finale of Top Chef, with contestants Joseph Flamm and Adrienne Cheatham going head to head in a cooking showdown. Cheatham enjoys creating elevated southern cuisine, while Flamm enjoys incorporating deep-rooted, Italian flavors into his food. During episode 9 this season, Flamm was eliminated, but he fought his way back into the competition by winning Last Chance Kitchen. So, which of the two remaining contestants won Top Chef tonight and took home the $125,000 cash prize? Read on below for our live recap of the finale, along with the reveal of this season’s winner.
Kicking things off, the two competitors met host Padma Lakshmi and judge Tom Colicchio at the top of Aspen Mountain. At 11,000 feet high, the two chefs got the rundown on the guest judges and they were able to choose their sous chefs from the cast-off contestants on the show. Prior to food shopping, each chef, along with their sous chefs, had 30 minutes to decide on each of their four-course menus.