Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg with fellow contestant Fabio Viviani
Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg with fellow contestant Fabio Viviani
Lori Midson

Today's hit of Hosea Rosenberg hilarity

Okay, so Jax-Boulder superchef Hosea Rosenberg wins Top Chef: New York and, along with the top title, gets $100,000 to blow on opening a new restaurant.

Except he hasn't opened a new restaurant. In fact, as I reported in this space last month, Rosenberg is taking a sabbatical from Jax, 928 Pearl Street in Boulder, so that he can "travel all over the United States and to South America," where he'll be "attending the Latin Food and Wine Festival in Florida, cooking at a James Beard dinner in Wisconsin, touring Louisiana for the best food and drink..." and...and...

pimping himself at the 2009 Homecoming at the University of Colorado, Boulder, on Friday, October 30 in the official capacity of -- wait for it -- Grand Marshal!

Seems that Rosenberg is a 1997 engineering physics graduate of CU-Boulder, a degree that presumably wasn't a factor in his culinary career, which included stints with Wolfgang Puck, Kevin Taylor and Sean Yontz before he nabbed the chief job at Jax. In any case, aside from doing whatever it is that a grand marshal does during homecoming, five of the university's residence halls will be featuring Rosenberg's roasted salmon, spinach and sweet potato hash recipe, which we'll try to post here later, just in case, you know, you're not an on-campus resident of CU.

Meantime, if you have nothing better to do on Friday and would like to stalk Rosenberg, you can probably wave to him during the parade, which begins at 5:15 p.m. and runs from College Avenue along 13th Street. Rosenberg will also appear with the Golden Buffalo marching band, cheerleaders and Chip, the CU mascot.

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