‘Top Chef: Seattle’ finale review: Was Kristen Kish or Brooke Williamson the winner?

Top Chef: Seattle“Top Chef: Seattle” ended on Wednesday night, and we had an intense culinary battle like no other. It was the first cook-off ever in front of a live audience, and at the end of the day, there could only be one winner.

So who ended up coming out on top? We predicted beforehand that it would be Brooke Williamson, who won more challenges over the course of the season than anyone else. However, Kristen Kish had a major ax to grind of her own in the finale: she was eliminated during an ill-fated Restaurant Wars task, and she had to prove herself as someone really worthy of being in the competition.

At the end of the day, Kristen ended up being victorious in what was a pretty anticlimactic as far as endings go. We knew when there was just a few minutes left that she was going to end up being on top, and there really was no need for the final round that the judges were talking about in the closing minutes.

What we are a bit more curious about now is seeing what the general public thinks about this. Kristen won the season despite being gone from several weeks of the season, and unless you watched “Last Chance Kitchen” extensively, you probably have no idea of her full journey on this season. However, her win is also testament to the fact that this show really is all about what you do today, and not the culinary challenges that you succeed at yesterday. One weaker round can do you end, and it really is possible to win a competition like this even if you have one off night.

What do you think about the finale, and did the right person win? We’re going to have more thoughts soon, but for now, we want to hear from you in the comments below! If you want to check out some of our pre-show “Top Chef” rankings, we have them for you over here!

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