Harold Dieterle

harold dieterle top chef

You definitely know Harold Dieterle from his notorious win on the very first season of Top Chef. To us, he’s also the Chef with a great follow through. After winning, Chef Dieterle translated his appeal on screen to something we could finally experience: two incredible New York restaurants. Perilla and Kin Shop have undoubtedly reined as culinary favorites by being innovative neighborhood favorites – a tough feat to accomplish. Harold Dieterle on everything duck and a weakness for coffee…

Describe your ideal food day…  

Out wandering around in an unknown city, just checking out what there is to offer around town.

What’s your drink?  

Hendricks and soda with lime.

What would your last meal be?  

Peking Duck

How do you start your day?  

Coffee…usually Colombian.

Favorite place to travel for food?  


What ingredient are you convinced makes everything better?   

Salt, hands down.

Your afternoon snack…  


What’s always in your fridge?   

Coffee creamer, champagne and a condiment carousel.

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