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Meet the DC Top Chef Contestant Who Was Named One of the "Sexiest Chefs Alive" - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 07,2018
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

Chef Eric Adjepong appears on season 16 of Top Chef. Photo courtesy Bravo.

Source Washingtonian


This year, DC chef Eric Adjepong became a dad, competed on Top Chef, and was named one of People magazine’s top 10 “Sexiest Chefs Alive.” So while he might not be widely known yet, he’s quickly on the rise.

The 31-year-old Ghanian-American, born and raised in the Bronx, has worked in New York Michelin-starred kitchens and with a Harlem organization that teaches kids and their families about healthy eating. (Adjepong has a masters degree in international public health and nutrition from the University of Westminster in London.) Currently, he and his wife, the decorator Janell Adjepong, operate a DC-based pop-up and catering company called Pinch & Plate, arranging everything from flowers to food for dinner parties.

You can catch Adjepong in action when Top Chef: Kentucky (Season 16!) debuts on December 6. In the meantime, we asked him more about his West African-influenced cooking and his favorite judge from the competition.

Source Washingtonian

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