Baltimore has a connection to season two of Top Chef Masters. Chef Monica Pope, Goucher College class of 1985, will be competing against 21 other chefs in the Bravo premiere that airs at 11 p.m. tonight (April 7).
After Goucher, Monica went on to establish herself impressively on the culinary scene. She is a 2007 James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef: Southwest and is the owner of the restaurants t’afia and Beaver’s in Houston.
She also was named 2009’s Best Chef at the Houston Culinary Awards and was the only Texas woman ever to be named a Top 10 Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine.
Monica isn’t able to disclose the outcome of the contest, but we hear that she fared well. Go, Monica.
Photo courtesy of Bravo