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Louis Maldonado from "Top Chef: New Orleans" is one of the chefs competing in season 11 of the Bravo reality cooking competition. He grew up in Ukiah, California, and currently resides in Healdsburg, California.

Chef Louis Maldonado launched his culinary career at One Marker in San Francisco, working under Chef Adrian Hoffman. After working his way up, Louis earned a sous chef position at Cortez, where he was quickly promoted to co-executive chef in 2006 and earned a Michelin star for his work. In addition, Louis has worked at top San Francisco restaurants including French Laundry, Café Majestic and worked for 3 years as chef de cuisine of Aziza.

In 2012 Louis moved to Healdsburg to become the executive chef of Spoonbar at h2hotel, where he was able to create a menu of clean and simple dishes that honor the culinary traditions of the United States. In addition, Louis oversees the menu of Pizzando, the restaurant at h2hotel's sister property, hotel Healdsburg.

Profession: Executive Chef, Spoonbar and Pizzando in Healdsburg, Calif.
Culinary Education: California Culinary Academy




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Age: ∼35 years old
Hometown: Ukiah, CA
Current Residence: Healdsburg, CA





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