Home chefs Atina Tan and Myrissa Yamashiro will be throwing their hats into the ring to appear on Top Chef Master Thierry Rautureau’s Seattle-based reality cooking show Kitchen Circus, along with seven others. Rautureau, also known as “the chef in the hat,” is the man behind Seattle eateries Rover’s and Luc.
Tan, a photographer, grew up on a farm in Yakima and spent 10 years living in New York City. Yamashiro is a personal trainer and owns a gym in the Seattle area. She describes herself as a “food tourist.”
The reality show will be split into three dinner competitions, each featuring three of the chefs, and one finale dinner competition. Each dinner will take place at Rover’s restaurant and will be judged by 45 guests present for the service.
The dinners will take place in November, with the finale on Dec. 4. In addition to Rautureau, the show is also backed by Gene Jaurez Salon and Spas, Le Creuset, The Stranger, Siff, and OpenTable.com. (end)