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    Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Stefan

    AGE: 35

    HOMETOWN: Tampere, Finland

    RESIDES IN: Santa Monica, CA

    POSITION: Chef, StefansCatering.com

    CULINARY EDUCATION: CMC, Wurzburg Schweinfurt

    FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: For spring: Wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon and blue cheese dressing

    BIO: Stefan was born in Finland but spent the majority of his childhood in Germany, where he began culinary training in his early teens. He worked his way through various European kitchens, learning new techniques and collecting awards along the way. In 1998, he joined master chefs Grant McPherson, Sotta Kuhn, Jacques Torres, Jean Philip Maury and Marc Poidevin as part of the creative team for the opening of the Bellagio Hotel, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. As Executive Sous-Chef, he created, developed and executed menus for the $25 million-dollar banquet kitchen. Since then, he has held a number of Executive Chef positions and most recently worked with Celestino Drago at Enoteca Drago before opening his own business, Stefan's Catering in Santa Monica. Although he currently resides in Los Angeles, he spends his summer months hunting and fishing in his native Finland.



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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Hmm...with his background and experience, he could go far. But, then again, I get a kinda conceited/"I'm all that" vibe from him, so maybe he'll be an early bootee.

    And...wearing flip-flops for your official picture?

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: For spring: Wedge of iceberg lettuce with bacon and blue cheese dressing
    I have trouble believing that anyone who claims a chain family-style restaurant salad as a favorite recipe can go very far.

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    A wedge of iceberg??? Come on.

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by brierpatch;3222089;
    I have trouble believing that anyone who claims a chain family-style restaurant salad as a favorite recipe can go very far.
    I was thinking the EXACT same thing!

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by biggbaddgirl;3222296;
    A wedge of iceberg??? Come on.
    He doesn't use an actualy piece of iceberg. He uses iceburg lettuce, a type of lettuce.
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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossingGuard;3226859;
    He doesn't use an actualy piece of iceberg. He uses iceburg lettuce, a type of lettuce.

    Uhh, I know this. My statement was because I hate iceberg lettuce. I'm a romaine girl.

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by biggbaddgirl;3222296;
    A wedge of iceberg??? Come on.
    ITA. That is the laziest dish ever. And I hate a particular local (allegedly fancy) steakhouse because it charges $7 for a wedge of iceberg with some nasty dressing on it. If that's his idea of Top Chef-iness, he should be out the first episode. Hell, he wouldn't have made the contestant list if it were up to me...that isn't even cooking, it's barely prep work.

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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    Quote Originally Posted by biggbaddgirl;3227498;
    Uhh, I know this. My statement was because I hate iceberg lettuce. I'm a romaine girl.
    Oh okay. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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    Re: Stefan - Top Chef: New York

    I love that salad too but agree that to state that in this situation is curious.

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