Top five 🤝 Top Chef. Being selected as one of the 15 original cast members for the Emmy-, James Beard- and Critics’ Choice Award-winning series is an accomplishment in itself—but to rise through the ranks to make it in the top five? The feeling can only be described as “crazy,” says M Tempura chef de cuisine Savannah Miller. The Durham-based culinary star also advanced to the top four (!), while Manny Barella of Raleigh Iron Works’ newly bowed Jaguar Bolera finished in fifth place.

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