Under the Toque: Top Chef Spin-Off, Fried Chicken Face-Off


A new Top Chef spin-off, Life After Top Chef, will follow the lives of four former Top Chef contestants: Jen Carroll, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, and Spike Mendelsohn. [Zagat]

In case you’re following the David Chang-Questlove fried-chicken battle: The Momofuku chef and Roots drummer have set a date for their fried-chicken face-off. It will take place on April 12 on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

In GQ, Alain Ducasse reveals his 10 life essentials, including the French pianist Hélène Grimaud.

Chris Wyman, former executive sous chef at Oceana, has moved to the executive chef position at Scarpetta; pastry chef Shuna Lydon has left Peels. [Eater]