ViUDA Bistro’s Kurt Ramboger has been crowned the Hottest Chef of 2012 in a national contest conducted by Eater.com. Eater says:
Ramborger goes by the nickname “The Irish Chef — he is a fiery redhead, indeed — and he ran a very impressive social media campaign to win the title. He posted videos to YouTube, including this one in which he signs (he’s deaf, haven’t you heard?) the story of his twenty-year career in restaurants, starting as a dishwasher, moving around from Seattle to California and elsewhere. The deaf community totally rallied behind him. Ramborger is still single, but he tells Eater, “I am datin’ with my kitchen now, sorry mi’ladies….”
Reached for comment about his win, Ramborger emailed Eater: “Whooo… Really felt a longest hours I have been await fer the result!!! Just glad ’tis all over with and give Austin a Proud with best Chefs in the country amongst Chef Paul Qui’s Top Chef winner, 3 F&W Best new Chef nominated, and best Food Truck in America! Austin are in the Food national Map now! Don’t mess with TEXAS!!!”"
Watch a video of Ramborger, who is deaf, describing his experience in kitchens around the country.
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