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John Tesar in "Top Chef 10: Seattle"
John Tesar Top Chef 10: Seattle
John Tesar from "Top Chef: Seattle" is one of the chefs competing in season 10 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. He grew up in New York City and is now living in Dallas, Texas.

Known for his stylish, modern American cuisine prepared with classic European techniques, John Tesar has garnered much acclaim throughout his 20-plus years in the restaurant industry. He started his culinary career at Club Pierre in Westhampton, followed by stints at 13 Barrow Street, 44 & Hell's Kitchen, Vine and The Supper Club in New York, where he cooked alongside Anthony Bourdain. He then moved to Las Vegas to work with Chef Rick Moonen at RM Seafood. In 2007, John moved to Dallas, where as Executive Chef of The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, he received five stars from both Modern Luxury and Dallas Morning News and was a James Beard semifinalist for "Best Chef Southwest." During his tenure at The Cedars Social, Dallas Morning News voted it "Best New Restaurant." John, who was proudly named the "Most Hated Chef in Dallas" by D Magazine in 2011, is currently gearing up for the opening of Spoon Bar & Kitchen, a seafood-focused fine dining restaurant set to open in fall 2012.

Profession: Chef and Restaurateur, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Dallas, Texas
Culinary Education: La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris
Favorite Simple Winter Recipe: Squid ink spaghetti, razor clams, baby squid, uni, black garlic and preserved lemon

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Where does John Tesar live? Find out here.

Age: ∼58 years old
Hometown: New York, NY
Current Residence: Dallas, TX

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