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Top Job for Top Chef Stars: Fatherhood

By Danya Henninger
January 2, 2014
Photo by: Danya Henninger

In today’s Philadelphia City Paper, Adam Erace catches up with Top Chef alums Kevin Sbraga and Nicholas Elmi to discuss the most important part of their lives that takes place outside the kitchen: being fathers.

Sbraga credits his season-seven win with taking his career to a place where he’ll be able to put his kids through college (he now has two restaurants of his own, Sbraga and The Fat Ham). Elmi - who is still very much in the running of the current Top Chef season and just opened Laurel - describes the difficulty of having watched his daughter learn to walk and talk via texts and e-mails as he worked long hours under Georges Perrier's then-faltering Le Bec-Fin.

Whether or not you have children of your own, it’s a touching, endearing portrait of the people who cook some of the best restaurant food in the city. Click over to read.

Places Mentioned

Sbraga

American • Rittenhouse Square

Food25 Decor22 Service23 Cost$81
 
 
 
The Fat Ham

Southern American • University City

Food25 Decor20 Service23 Cost$39
 
 
 
Laurel

French • East Passyunk Crossing

Food27 Decor24 Service27 Cost$84
 
 
 
 
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