These four local stars of Bravo’s popular “Top Chef” series have helped put DC’s dining scene on the map. A private tour of their own homes—and kitchens—offers a behind-the-scenes look at these up-and-coming pros.
The executive chef at Zaytinya in DC, Mike Isabella found inspiration and camaraderie during his run on “Top Chef” Season 6. On their days off, he and wife Stacy cook up a storm in their Penn Quarter condo.
A calm and steady culinary tour de force who was pitted against his brother Michael in the Season 6 finale, Bryan Voltaggio focuses on perfection at his acclaimed Frederick restaurant, Volt.
One of the finalists on Season 5, Carla Hall now runs the show at Alchemy Caterers in Silver Spring. After hours, this accomplished chef unwinds with her husband in their charming Takoma Park Victorian.
Following his stint on Season 4, Spike Mendelsohn left the Big Apple in 2008 to open Good Stuff Eatery in DC. Now, he and his fiancé Alyssa Shelasky enjoy midnight dinners and TV in their Capitol Hill home.