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Check Out the 6 Award-Winning Chef/Coaches from Brulee Catering Who Will Be Paired With 6 WIP Listeners As They Compete To Be Crowned As “WIP’s Top Tailgate Chef”

Chef-Partner Jean-Marie Lacroix

Chef-Partner/Head Coach of the Tailgate Throwdown- Jean-Marie Lacroix
• James Beard award-winning, father of Philadelphia’s culinary scene
• Prior to becoming Chef-Partner at Brûlée after retirement, served as Executive Chef at Four Seasons Fountain Restaurant & Lacroix at The Rittenhouse Hotel
• Among a host of other accolades, earned 2013 Star Chefs Mentor Award for Philadelphia Rising Stars

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Chef Guillermo Veloso

Chef/Assistant Coach- Guillermo Veloso
• Began culinary career at YUCA in South Beach and was featured on The Discovery Channel’s “Great Chefs of the South”
• Joined GuestCounts Hospitality as Executive Chef for Cuba Libre in Philadelphia in 2001, then subsequently Cuba Libre in Atlantic City
• Now Executive Chef for Brûlée Catering at Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall

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Chef Matt Levin

Chef/Assistant Coach- Matt Levin
• Trained under chefs Jean-Marie Lacroix, George Perrier and Craig Shelton
• Earned a rare four-bells from Craig LaBan for “Philly’s most sophisticated contemporary cooking”
• Currently Executive Chef for Brûlée Catering at the National Constitution Center

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Chef Thomas McMullen

Chef/Assistant Coach- Thomas McMullen
• Experience in high-volume events stemmed from position as Executive Chef at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
• His executive chef position at 1906 Restaurant at Longwood Gardens resulted in a local sourcing, farm-to-table approach in menu development
• Currently Co-Executive Chef for Brûlée Catering’s Off-Premise Division

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Chef JC Nunez

Chef /Assistant Coach- JC Nunez
• Began culinary career with Restaurant Associates as a chef at Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Previously held positions under Jose Garces, Douglas Rodriguez, Chef Morimoto and Wolfgang Puck
• Currently Co-Executive Chef for Brûlée Catering’s Off-Premise Division

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Chef James Rodebaugh

Chef/Assistant Coach- James Rodebaugh
• Honed his culinary craft under Chef Tell Erhardt and was an apprentice of Pastry Chef Jonathan Thomas
• Worked for Culinary Concepts for six years ascending ranks in the kitchen
• As Brûlée Catering’s Executive Pastry Chef, Rodebaugh crafts stunning plated desserts and pastry stations

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Chef Jennifer Salhoff

Chef/Assistant Coach- Jennifer Salhoff
• Competitor on the 13th season of FOX’s Hell’s Kitchen under Gordon Ramsey – Premiere’s September 10th
• Previously owned a private chef catering company in Philadelphia
• Currently Executive Chef of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Philadelphia location

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