Chef Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room at The Langham Wins Top Chef
PASADENA, Calif. – December 10, 2009 – The Langham Huntington is thrilled to announce that Chef de Cuisine Michael Voltaggio of The Dining Room is the winner of season six of Bravo’s EMMY and James Beard Award-winning series, Top Chef. Chef Michael Voltaggio was one of 17 “cheftestants” to compete on the series, alongside his brother, Bryan Voltaggio. In a nail biting finale, Michael was named Top Chef.
“It was a bittersweet ending to a highly competitive journey,” said Michael Voltaggio. “It was an honor to be named Top Chef but even more of an honor to cook with such professionals as Jennifer, Kevin and of course, my brother, Bryan, in one of the most important meals of our lives. I am humbled by having the opportunity to witness such talent first-hand and I value the continued support of fans, friends, family and those who occupy the seats at our tables,” he continued.
Currently, Michael Voltaggio is Chef de Cuisine of the Michelin star-awarded Dining Room at The Langham Huntington Hotel, just minutes from downtown Los Angeles in Pasadena, California, which showcases his artfully-inspired Modern American cuisine. Some of his signature items on the menu include Pacific Yellowtail with soy-watermelon, sea sponge and fresh wasabi; Rougie Foie Gras with grapefruit-campari puree, parsnip and soy caramel; and Pastrami Pigeon with rye infused jus, brussels-kraut and puffed gruyere cheese.