Chef vies for 'Top' fan favorite
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Friday, February 15, 2013
2/15/13 at 5:27 AM
Last Chance Kitchen: See chef Josh Valentine’s final moments on “Top Chef: Seattle.”Original Print Headline: Chef vies for 'Top' fan favorite
Josh Valentine is asking fans to tweet and text so he can be named Fan Favorite on Bravo's "Top Chef: Seattle."
He was eliminated from competition on Wednesday's show and is asking everyone to vote for him so he can win the $10,000 prize.
"Can't thank everyone enough for the kind words. Now it's time to put social media to work. Text J to 27286 or tweet #chefjosh. Thank you all," he posted Thursday on Facebook.
The Oklahoma City chef, who works as a pastry chef in Dallas, also uses the handle @chefporkbelly on Twitter.
He competed against Kristen Kish in the Last Chance Kitchen competition in Wednesday's episode, but the dish didn't wow lead judge Tom Colicchio.
"I like rare venison that was a little undercooked. It was still cold in the center. A little more time with the vegetables in the pan and it would have been a really good dish," Colicchio said before eliminating Valentine.
Kish moves into the show's finale. Valentine had to "pack his knives" and go home.
The winning chef on "Top Chef: Seattle" will receive the title of "Top Chef," a $125,000 prize, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
The series airs at 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Bravo, cable 46. The season finale will air at 9 p.m. Feb. 27.
Oklahoma chef Joshua Valentine is asking fans to help him win the "Top Chef" fan favorite award. MATTHIAS CLAMER/Bravo