Dale Levitski

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Dale Levitski
Born Dale Levitski
Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Culinary career

Dale Levitski is a self-taught Chicago chef who competed on Top Chef season 3 and was one of the runners-up to Hung Huynh along with Casey Thompson.

After finishing as a runner up in Top Chef season 3, Levitski was asked to compete again on Top Chef season 8 among the All-Stars.[1] He was eliminated in the third episode.

After his loss on Top Chef it took Levitski 18 months to get going on his next project. "But he rebounded to open Sprout in 2009, garnering praise, three stars from the Chicago Tribune and a semifinalist nod from the James Beard foundation for Best Chef: Midwest, something that might be considered a coup considering the glut of competition in the brutally tough Chicago-centric category."[2] A year after Sprout opened the restaurant received a three star rating from the Chicago Tribune and also was named by Chicago Magazine as a Best Restaurant.[3][4] Levitski also opened a bistro called Frog n' Snail. Levitski started to have failing health due to the stress of the two restaurants. He decided to leave Chicago, and the two restaurants closed after his departure.[5][6]

Levitski moved from Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee and opened a new restaurant called Sinema.[2] The venue for the new restaurant is the old Melrose theater.[7] Levitski "has been tied to three different best new restaurant awards by Chicago Magazine and has cooked twice at the James Beard House by invitation."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chicago's Dale Levitski Gives "Top Chef" Another Go". NBC Chicago. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Celebrity chef Dale Levitski talks about his move to Nashville to helm Sinema". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Q& with Top Chef All-Star Dale Levitski". Chicagoist. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Dale Levitski". Bravo TV Official Site. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dale Levitski Heading to Music City". Eater Chicago. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "After Levitski Leaves and Sprout Shutters, Frog N Snail Closes Too". Eater Chicago. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "'Top Chef' alum Dale Levitski to lead Nashville eatery". The Tennessean. 1 April 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 

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