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‘Top Chef’ crowns Australian Chinese chef Buddha Lo as Season 19 winner

  • 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.