Seattle Chef Carrie Mashaney to Appear on 'Top Chef'

New 'Top Chef' contestant Carrie Mashaney

Looks like chef de cuisine at Jason Stratton’s soon-to-open Aragona restaurant Carrie Mashaney will be competing on the next season of Bravo TV's Top Chef, which airs on Wednesday, October 2. You'll remember that we named Mashaney (then sous chef at Spinasse) one of our 2011 Tastemakers, a roundup of ladies and gents around town who are poised to become the next notable names in dining. We'd say that she's definitely on her way with this big announcement. Come October 2, we'll be glued to this new season.