Hosea Rosenberg: Top Chef Winner!

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After 13 weeks of chopping and braising, emulsifying and sautéing, Carla Hall, Stefan Richter and Hosea Rosenberg were asked to prepare the best three-course meal of their careers on last night's Top Chef finale.

Following the forced addition of an alligator to their recipes, Rosenberg overcame rival Richter for the victory. Congratulations to the new Top Chef!

"It felt amazing to win, but to have it come down neck and neck with Stefan just made it all that sweeter," Hosea said after the winner was announced. "That was the icing on the cake. This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. I know a lot of people are going ot be proud of me for this. I could not be happier."

Hosea Rosenberg Picture

As for Stefan? He was left wondering what could have been.

"If I had made a different dessert today, I would have won," he said. "I'm happy for you, buddy."

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