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Aaron Grissom

Aaron Grissom (2020), “Top Chef” contestant

by Kirk Fox

Aaron Grissom was a chef who appeared on “Top Chef: Boston” in 2014 and in an episode of the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”   

  • Died: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (Who else died on September 8?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 34 in a traffic accident in Washington state.  
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“Top Chef”  

Grissom was a contestant on the Bravo show “Top Chef: Boston” in 2014. He won his first elimination challenge but was eliminated in the next round. He also appeared on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network. According to his biography on Bravo, Grissom at the time of the show was a chef at Bow & Truss in Los Angeles. 

His cooking philosophy 

“He believes that cooking is something that all people share. Regardless of ethnicity, culture or heritage, we come together as one at the dinner table. Aaron has a passion for Asian and new American cuisine. He believes that food is nostalgic and triggers strong memories and that play into his style of nodding to classic dishes with modernized approaches.” —From his Bravo bio

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What they said about him

Full Obituary: USA Today

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