DUARTE, Calif. — Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” returns for a fifth season with 13 chefs competing for bragging rights to the “Top Chef Master” title and $100,000 for their chosen charity. This season, contestant Jenn Louis and her sous chef Cory Chunn designated City of Hope as their beneficiary charity.
Louis, who is executive chef and co-owner of Portland-based restaurants Lincoln
and Sunshine Tavern
and was named a “Best New Chef
” by Food & Wine
in 2012, said she chose City of Hope because her mother was treated there.
“I was overwhelmed with the level of care and professionalism she was treated with,” Louis said. “It meant the world to me and my family to know that my mom was cared for so well.”
Louis also said she was impressed with the collaborative nature of City of Hope’s clinical and research teams.
“The doctors, researchers and caregivers . . . support one another’s specialties and work as a cohesive unit to solve challenges and diseases by bringing together the best of the best in specialized teams,” Louis said.
Louis’ winnings on “Top Chef Masters” will go toward cancer research and providing support to patients, families and loved ones.
“Top Chef Masters” premieres July 24 on Bravo, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. Central time). For more information, visit www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org