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“Top Chefs” Season 11 includes 6 Northeast contestants

BOSTON – When Season 11 of “Top Chef” airs October 2, viewers will see six Northeast contestants vying for the title.
They include:
• Stephanie Cmar, 28, Boston – Stephanie recently moved from sous chef at B&G Oysters and later, Stir, to the kitchen at No. 9 Park.
• Patricia Vega, 29, New York – A native of Puerto Rico, Chef Vega most recently was at David Burke Fishtail after stints at Plein Sud and Nougatine at Jean Georges.
• Jason Chichonski, 27, Philadelphia – Jason is chef-owner of Ela Restaurant in the Queens’ Village neighborhood with Chef Chip Roman who also partnered with him earlier at Chestnut Hill’s Mica.
• Nick Elmi, 32, Philadelphia – With a background in some top high end restaurants, among them Guy Savoy (Paris), Le Bec Fin and Lutece, this native New Englander opens his own place here this fall.
• Janine Booth, 25, New York – Janice comes from Australia by way of Europe, Asia and Miami but now is in New York, working on opening a restaurant late this year.
• Bene Bartolotta, 27, New York – Creator of Indulge by Bene, a catering and event planning company, and a nominee in Top 20 Sexiest Chefs in New York City, Bene focuses on fresh top quality ingredients, innovative flavors and “artful/sexy presentations.”
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