Chef Melissa King '05, vies to be 'Top Chef'
Melissa King '05 will put her culinary skills to the test on Bravo's 12th season of 'Top Chef'.
"UC Irvine taught me how to interact with people from all walks of life. On “Top Chef,” not only do you have to compete, but you have to live with 15 other chefs from all over the nation, so I definitely had flashbacks to the roommate lifestyle." stated King.
She touts more than ten years of fine-dining experience, including three 1-star Michelin establishments. Melissa currently works as a private chef for Kitchit, demonstrating farm-to-table techniques throughout her food while drawing inspiration from her travels. Top Chef will premier on October 15, on Bravo. Read full interview >
Above: Chef Melissa King '05, Photo via Tommy Garcia/ Bravo
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UCI Alumni Networking Mixer with OCTANe
Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m., University Club
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SAVE THE DATE: UCI 50th Anniversary Homecoming, January 31, 2015
UC Irvine campus and Bren Center
Chancellor Gillman Alumni Reception
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Oct 18: Family Day at the Beall
11 a.m.- 4p.m., Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine, Free
Oct 28: The Hill Author Series: UCI Alumnus and Pulitzer Nominee,
Baer Charlton '82
5:30-7 p.m., The Hill at UCI
Oct 28: Living Peace Series: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Leymah Gbowee
Doors open 6 p.m., UCI Student Center
Oct 30: The Allergan Lecture Series "Longevity: Tales from the Oldest Old"
7 p.m., The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering
Nov 6: UCI Alumni/ OCTANe Firsty Networking Mixer
5:30-7:30 p.m., University Club, UCI
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