- Australian-Chinese chef Buddha Lo was announced as the winner of the Bravo cooking competition “Top Chef: Houston” during the finale on Thursday night.
- In a four-course challenge, the chefs were instructed to make the “most progressive” meals of their lives and were allowed to choose one of the eliminated contestants as their sous chefs.
- Season 19 finalists including Lo, Detroit’s Sarah Welch and Houston-native Evelyn García battled it out in the Tucson, Arizona, desert.
- Lo’s four-course meal was inspired by his brother, mother and late father.
- His final dessert dish was an ode to America welcoming him as an immigrant: a creative take on the classic pumpkin pie.
- Lo’s technique-driven, creative masterpieces gave him the edge over
- García’s innovative combinations of Latin and Asian flavors.
Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the “Top Chef: Houston” finale.
Australian Chinese chef Buddha Lo was announced as the winner of the Bravo cooking competition show “Top Chef: Houston” during the finale on Thursday night.