Portuguese American Journal

Chef George Mendes lined up for the top – BRAVO

Network television BRAVO is ready for its third edition of  Top Chefs Masters which premiers tomorrow, April 6.

Among the competitors is Portuguese American Chef George Mendes owner of famed New York city Aldea Restaurant, Floyd Cardoz, lately of Tabla, and Suvir Saran executive chef of Dévi.

The chefs are competing to win up to $15,000 for charity during each episode, and another $100,000  for the winner of the entire competition.

The lineup:

Hugh Acheson – Chef/ Partner: Five& Ten, The National, Gosford Wine – in Athens, GA and Empire State South, Atlanta, GA; Competing for Wholesome Wave Foundation

Floyd Cardoz – Former Executive Chef/Partner- of Tabla and soon-to-be Executive Chef/Partner of a new Danny Meyer restaurant; Competing for Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund

John Currence – City Grocery Restaurant Group, Oxford, MS Competing for No Kid Hungry

Traci Des Jardins – Chef/Co-owner of Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House and Manzanita, San Francisco, CA; Competing for La Cocina

George Mendes – Chef/Co-Owner of ALDEA, Manhattan, NY; Competing for Charity: Water

Mary Sue Milliken – Co-Chef/ Owner: Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for Share Our Strength

Naomi Pomeroy – Owner: Beast in Portland, OR; Competing for Seed Savers Exchange

Suvir Saran – Executive Chef: Dévi, New York, NY; Competing for Agricultural Stewardship Association

John Rivera Sedlar – Owner: Playa, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for American Diabetes Association

Alex Stratta – Executive Chef: Stratta, Las Vegas, NV; Competing for Faster Cures, part of the Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation

Celina Tio – Chef/Owner: JULIAN Restaurant, Kansas City, MO, Competing for Harvesters

Sue Zemanick – Executive Chef: Gautreau’s, New Orleans, LA; Competing for the Louisiana SPCA

Portuguese American restuarant in New York, Aldea, received its Michellin start. Read more>>>

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