April 7, 2011
Top Chef All Star winner for seals
Richard Blais, the recent winner of Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars," began his culinary career at McDonald's, where he first dabbled in deconstruction: serving the filet-o-fish sandwiches with no top bun.
He went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and later worked with such notable chefs as Thomas Keller, Ferran Adria, and Daniel Boulud.
Chef Blais is now the owner and operator of Trail Blais, a creative culinary company that has consulted on, designed, and operated three- and four-star restaurants in Atlanta, including Flip Burger Boutique.
Richard Blais on the Protect Seals boycott:
"It's great to be standing shoulder to shoulder with so many notable chefs for this important cause. We hope people will listen."
In addition to appearing on Bravo's Emmy Award-winning "Top Chef" and "Top Chef All-Stars," Blais has appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" and "Food Detectives." His creative take on American food has been featured in numerous publications such as Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Food & Wine Magazine.