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HUNG HUYNH

SEASON 3 WINNER

Executive chef at three restaurants, including the fish-centric Catch NYC and Catch Miami. The Top Chef effect: "My life is great now. I enjoy being recognized by my peers and fans."

HOSEA ROSENBERG

SEASON 5 WINNER

Chef/owner of Blackbelly Catering in Boulder, Colo. Fave Top Chef memory: "Going to New Orleans. I'd never been there before the show, and now it's become my favorite city."

HAROLD DIETERLE

SEASON 1 WINNER

Chef/co-owner of NYC restaurants Perilla, Kin Shop and the Marrow. "Part of my Top Chef prize was a trip to the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, where I met my wife-we got married in 2010."

STEPHANIE IZARD

SEASON 4 WINNER

Just opened her second Chicago restaurant-Little Goat-and launched her own product line. Her biggest milestone out of the kitchen? "I'm getting married in October. I'm really excited."

FABIO VIVIANI

SEASON 5 FAN FAVORITE

He just opened his third Italian restaurant, Chicago's Siena Tavern, and has a cookbook coming in April. Lesson learned from Top Chef: "Stick to cooking what you know best."

ILAN HALL

SEASON 2 WINNER

Launched his restaurant the Gorbals (featuring Scottish-Jewish fare) in L.A. in 2009. Biggest life change since Top Chef? "My girlfriend and I have a 2-year-old son named Theo," says Hall.

CARLA HALL

SEASON 5 RUNNER-UP

Cohost of ABC's

The Chew and owner of the cookie company Alchemy by Carla Hall. What Top Chef taught her: "I learned how tenacious I am."

MICHAEL VOLTAGGIO

SEASON 6 WINNER

Chef/owner of the L.A. restaurant Ink and its offshoot ink.sack. Best lesson he learned from Top Chef: "Listen to the people you are cooking for."

KEVIN SBRAGA

SEASON 7 WINNER

Chef and owner of Sbraga in Philadelphia. "The most important thing I learned from Top Chef was to cook from my heart, to be myself and to continue to push myself."

PAUL QUI

SEASON 9 WINNER

Set to open his restaurant QUI in Austin this spring. His mission outside the kitchen: "According to my fiancee, I need to stop opening restaurants so we can get married."

RICHARD BLAIS

SEASON 8 WINNER

Runs five restaurants, including Atlanta's Flip Burger Boutique, and has a new cookbook. "The show changed my career from walking up a staircase to jumping on an escalator."

BRIAN MALARKEY

SEASON 3 ALSO-RAN

Judge on ABC's The Taste and an executive chef/partner in several restaurants. "My favorite Top Chef memory was the two times Anthony Bourdain tried to kick me off!"

Other Notables

BRYAN VOLTAGGIO

SEASON 6

His latest restaurant is Washington, D.C.'s Range

MARCEL VIGNERON

SEASON 2

Founded Modern Global Tasting catering company

TIFFANI FAISON

SEASON 1

Chef/owner of Sweet Cheeks Q in Boston

SAM TALBOT

SEASON 2

Author of The Sweet Life: Diabetes Without Boundaries cookbook

TIFFANY DERRY

SEASON 7

Set to depart on the Top Chef cruise in April

DALE LEVITSKI

SEASON 3

Exec chef at Chicago's Sprout and Frog N Snail

KEVIN GILLESPIE

SEASON 6

Opening his restaurant Gunshow in Atlanta in April