Exclusive: A sneak peek at the "Top Chef: Wisconsin" finale

With only Savannah, Dan and Danny still in contention, who will win?

By Michael La Corte

Deputy Food Editor

Published June 18, 2024 12:01PM (EDT)

Danny Garcia, Daniel Jacobs, and Savannah Miller on "Top Chef" (David Moir/Bravo)
Danny Garcia, Daniel Jacobs, and Savannah Miller on "Top Chef" (David Moir/Bravo)

And just like that, we're down to it!

Thirteen weeks of competition have all led up to one of the biggest moments in food, the restaurant industry and competitive reality TV: The "Top Chef" finale.

As host Kristen Kish tells us at the start of every episode, the winner gets a feature in "Food & Wine Magazine," an appearance at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, $250,000 furnished by Saratoga Spring Water and possibly most importantly, the title of "Top Chef."

The final three cheftestants - Dan Jacobs, Savannah Miller, and Danny Garcia - gear up for the last challenge in the season to see who will be crowned the winner of Top Chef.

The exclusive preview clip shows our final three waking up on the Holland America cruise line and features the chefs heading to breakfast and meeting up with Kristen Kish, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and guest judge and icon Emeril Lagasse. Kristen notes how Dan tried out eleven times for the show, while Danny mentions how he's always aimed to apply or try out, but time just hadn't worked out until this seasoning.

"So, opening the restaurant and having this time not tied to a service, I thought 'I'm going go do it' and, like, a week later, it all sort of fell into place," he says. Kristen states that Danny has a seafood restaurant opening sometime this year, which of course is perfect timing; Gail jokes that it was his master plan.

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Kristen asks Savannah if she also has a restaurant. She notes that she doesn't, but that she's been the executive chef of a restaurant called Glass House Kitchen in Durham, North Carolina, but she stepped away to take this opportunity, so she's now on the lookout for next steps. Gail states "I think there'll be no shortage."

Savannah then states in a confessional that "I've never competed in any sort of culinary competition in my life. I'm a finalist on Top Chef." Tom asks if she's a Carolina or Duke fan and Savannah hesitantly says "To be honest, I was raised in a Carolina family. . ." but then Tom gives her a thumbs up and everyone laughs.

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The clip concludes on a promising note, with Savannah's saying in a confessional that "I want to do this for me. I want to do this for my family and I want to do it for North Carolina. I'm a totally different girl than I was in Wisconsin."

With only Savannah, Dan and Danny in contention for the win, who do you think will win? Perhaps more importantly, who are you rooting for?

Tune in tomorrow night, June 19, at 9:00 PM EST on Bravo — or the following day on Peacock (but beware of spoilers!) — to find out who claims the grand prize and who will be told those momentous words: "You are Top Chef."

By Michael La Corte

Michael is a food writer, recipe editor and educator based in his beloved New Jersey. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, he worked in restaurants, catering and supper clubs before pivoting to food journalism and recipe development. He also holds a BA in psychology and literature from Pace University.

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