Meet the Cast

Candice Kumai

Candice Kumai, a contestant on Season 1 of Bravo’s "Top Chef," was professionally trained at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. Kumai is currently a special events chef at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Laguna Beach, California, and runs her own catering company, Stiletto Chef LA. She has been featured as a cooking expert on KNBC’s "Your LA" and participates in high-profile cooking demonstrations across the country.

Harry Eastwood

Food writer and cookbook author Harry Eastwood is an expert baker. She prides herself on being able to cut the calorie count of delicious desserts by substituting healthy alternatives for the high-fat ingredients typically found in baked goods. Eastwood starred in the British version of the series and coauthored the cookbook "Cook Yourself Thin: The Delicious Way to Drop a Dress Size."

Allison Fishman

Allison Fishman owns The Wooden Spoon, a Brooklyn-based cooking school. Her recipes and writings have been featured in national magazines and newspapers including Glamour, Real Simple and Cooking Light. An honors graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education, Fishman honed her culinary skills while working for Martha Stewart and Food Network as a food stylist and recipe developer. Additionally, she was cohost of TLC’s "Home Made Simple."