Ticket Alert

Shota Nakajima Announces Two Dinners with Michael Voltaggio

Two big names from the Bravo show will collaborate on a dinner combining Japanese and Northwest elements June 2 and 3 in Woodinville.

04/25/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Seattle on TV

Luke Kolpin, Seattle’s Top Chef Contestant, Prepares for Prime Time

He cooked at Canlis, then spent nearly nine years at Noma in Copenhagen. He makes his TV debut March 3 on Bravo's wildly popular reality cooking show.

03/02/2022 By Ann Karneus

Seattle on TV

The New Top Chef Season Includes a Contestant from Seattle

The Canlis and Noma alum is the lone Northwest chef this season, following in the footsteps of Top Chef Portland contestant Shota Nakajima.

01/24/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Ticket Alert

Shota Nakajima Brings Restaurant Wars Creation Kokoson to Seattle

For two nights only, the Latin-Asian kaiseki creation of four Top Chef contestants will be a real thing here in town.

10/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bucket Brigade

Here’s What (and How) to Order at Taku

The Top Chef alum dishes up karaage, or Japanese fried chicken, in his Capitol Hill bar.

08/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Top Chef

Shota Nakajima and the Top Chef Finale

The Taku chef cooked the meal of his life, honored his mom, and got us all emotional.

07/02/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Overthinking Bravo

How Shota Nakajima Turned Top Chef Into an Interactive Experience

“Excuse me, is something really cool happening? I’ve never seen a line like this before.”

05/20/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Four Recap: Shota's Loose Center

Things get raw in an episode covertly sponsored by a swarm of bees.

04/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Bucket-Based Dining

Shota Nakajima Reopens Taku as a House of Fried Chicken

Karaage will rule the menu when the Top Chef contestant's Capitol Hill bar returns in May.

04/19/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Two Recap: Shota Rocks Lobster

“I looked left and right, no one locked eyes with me. And then I looked down and I saw Shota.”

04/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode One Recap: Shota Gets the Bird

In which Seattle chef Shota Nakajima is down, up, and all about duck.

04/01/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Surreality TV

Seattle's Shota Nakajima Will Compete on the Next Top Chef

The chef behind Adana and Taku surfaces on the cooking show's new Portland season.

02/08/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 7: Back in the Day

Trout hubris, celery, and sadness.

01/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 6: Banannaise

In which Jason's pork and squid meatballs are deemed even weirder than mayonnaise made from bananas.

01/15/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 5: Big Gay Wedding

This is a big Jason episode, everybody. Are whipped cream potatoes the new pea puree?

01/08/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 4: It's a Dry Heat

In which Jason is irked by bros.

12/18/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 3: Spines and Vines

In which Jason is a gentleman...and pays the price.

12/11/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 2: Popup Pandemonium

In which Jason makes a delightful chilled noodle dish in Koreatown and proves himself the ultimate Top Chef utility player.

12/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef California Episode 1: Stop the Presses

In which Jason Stratton cracks eggs, rocks a pocket square, and throws some light (and well-deserved) shade.

12/03/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Seattle on TV

Jason Stratton Will Be on the Next Season of 'Top Chef'

Don't mind me, just going to Spain.

10/19/2015 By Allecia Vermillion