Cafe Society

Elway's Tyler Wiard gets booted from Top Chef Seattle...or does he?

On last night's season five episode of Top Chef Seattle, Tyler Wiard (nickname T-bone), the culinary director of Elway's -- and the exec chef of Elway's Cherry Creek -- is sent packing, along with fellow chef Chris "CJ" Jacobsen, the two of whom were bludgeoned by judges Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson and Tom Colicchio for their pork burger, served on a crumpet, and topped with fried pickles. The verdict? "Underwhelming and soggy," scolded Colicchio. "Your crumpet disintegrated," echoed Achenson, before again chastising Jacobsen, who decided it would be a good idea to dump all over a fellow contestant's dessert...that he never tasted. "Your burger was worse," admonished Achenson. Colicchio, for his part, told Wiard that he had become "complacent" -- that he "folded."

See also: - Tyler Wiard meets Tom Colicchio, his "celebrity chef who needs to shut up," on Top Chef tonight - Tyler Wiard talks about Elway's, lobster and why Denver needs a good diner - Euclid Hall's Jorel Pierce on being booted from Top Chef Seattle

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Lori Midson
Contact: Lori Midson