How Long Have All D.C. Chefs Lasted On Top Chef? (Spoiler)

george-pagonis-fullWell, that didn't last long. Kapnos chef George Pagonis—D.C.'s sole contestant on season 12 of Top Chef—was asked to pack his knives and go on the first episode last night. So how did his short run stack up against other locals who've competed on the Bravo show?  Here’s a roundup of all of the D.C. (or former D.C.) Top Chefs, what they’re doing now, and the number of episodes they lasted before getting kicked off.

Bryan Voltaggio

Current position: Executive chef and owner of Volt, Range, Aggio, Lunchbox, and Family Meal

Season: 6, Las Vegas

Episodes until kicked off: Runner-up

Carla Hall

Current position: Co-host of The Chew and working to open Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen in New York and eventually D.C.

Season: 5, New York and 8, New York

Episodes until kicked off: Runner-up; 13

Spike Mendelsohn

Current position: Executive chef and owner of Good Stuff Eatery, We The Pizza, and Bearnaise

Season: 4, Chicago and 8, New York

Episodes until kicked off: 12; 4

Mike Isabella

Current position: Executive chef and owner of Graffiato, Kapnos, G, and soon Kapnos Taverna and Pepita

Season: 6, Las Vegas and 8, New York

Episodes until kicked off: 10; runner-up

Bart Vandaele

Current position: Executive chef and owner of B Too and Belga Cafe

Season: 10, Seattle

Episodes until kicked off: 8

Tamesha Warren

Current position: Chef of The Cliff in Barbados

Season: 7, Washington, D.C.

Episodes until kicked off: 6

Timothy Dean

Current position: Executive chef and owner of TD Burger

Season: 7, Washington, D.C.

Episodes until kicked off: 5

Emily Sprissler

Current position: Chef of a gastropub coming to Georgetown University tentatively called the Bulldog

Season: 2, Los Angeles

Episodes until kicked off: 3

Jeffrey Jew

Current position: Executive chef and partner in BellaBrava in St. Petersburg, Fla., with another restaurant on the way

Season: 10, Seattle

Episodes until kicked off: 2

Daniel O’Brien

Current position: Executive chef and owner of Seasonal Pantry with a new restaurant coming to Little Washington

Season: 10, Seattle

Episodes until kicked off: 1

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