Fil-Am Chef Sheldon Simeon reveals greatest learnings from Top Chef
Filipino-American Chef Sheldon Simeon, one of the hopefuls of the 10th season of reality show Top Chef, revealed his greatest realizations from joining the competition.
“Season 10 was not only a lesson of Top Chef in general but in life, don’t be someone that you’re not. For me, Hawaii is so unique. Being Filipino in America is so unique. Let’s celebrate that. Let’s be proud about our culture. That was what I wanted to do in the show, just be myself,” he told Asian Journal.
Though the chef got eliminated from the show, he was still thankful for being able to express himself through his cooking. He showed off Pinoy staples to competition judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons and other guest judges.
“From kilawen, pinakbet, okra – a lot of my sauces all had patis and bagoong sometimes. It just goes to show a lot of people still do not know what Filipino cuisine is. To have those kind words from Tom that he enjoyed the food is a win for all of us Filipinos,” Sheldon proudly shared.