After gracing the small screen, these three chefs are working their magic in a big way in hotel kitchens across the United States, elevating banquet menus and impressing meeting attendees.
As the youngest chef ever to compete on “Top Chef,” Bastidas is making a name for herself. Working alongside Executive Chef Oscar Hernandez, she oversees The Gwen’s culinary program as chef de cuisine. While competing on season 13, she stood out by maintaining the integrity of each ingredient. “They all have a story; they all have a reason for being on the plate,” says Bastidas, whose attention to detail translates to banquets at The Gwen.