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Top Chef Season 10 Features Three Dallas Chefs: John Tesar, Danyele McPherson, and Joshua Valentine

John Tesar's going to crush the competition in Seattle like he's crushing these tomatoes. (photo by Maxine Helfman)

Holy crow’s nest, have you guys heard yet?! Everyone who guessed John “The Most Hated Chef in Dallas” Tesar was off filming for Top Chef: Seattle turns out to be right. He was. But he’s not the only Dallas chef to make it into the top 21 contestants. Danyele McPherson, The Grape’s sous chef, and Joshua Valentine, pastry chef of Matt McCallister’s FT33, have also made the cut.

Tesar, 54, may be the oldest in this bunch of Top Chef contestants, but you can bet your left leg he’ll be fearless in the kitchen; considering, you know, that he milked a cow and won ten grand on Extreme Chef last year.

Gotta love how much Dallas is representing on Bravo. Tesar, McPherson, and Valentine join Top Chef alumnus T. Derry and Tre Wilcox. These guys need to start a club.

Top Chef: Seattle premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. CST on Bravo.

5 comments on “Top Chef Season 10 Features Three Dallas Chefs: John Tesar, Danyele McPherson, and Joshua Valentine

  1. @RJ – I thought the exact same thing. Seems like he’s more Master caliber than regular contestant.

  2. Looks like some good chef and some good not-chefs. Bunch from Texas, none from Seattle…that’s odd. But I’m in love with Gina Keatley. Very hot and a CNN Hero!!