Harold Dieterle, He is a native US/American chef. Born in 1977 and raised in West Babylon New York, he is best known as Top Chef Winner Season 1, Bravo TV's reality competition cooking show Top Chef. His signature dish is spicy duck meatballs.
Dieterle graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1977. His professional career began at Della Femina the Hamptons for approximatly two years., then followed by three years at Red Bar and almost two years at 1770 House, both located in in New York City. For close to five years, he was a sous-chef at The Harrison Restaurant in New York.
In October of 2005, Dieterle competed in and won the very first season of Top Chef. Following his win on the series, he left The Harrison in early 2006 to plan the opening of his own restaurant named, Perilla, and it opened in May 2007 in New York City. Then he followed up by open Kin Shop, a Thai restaurant in 2010. In a review of Kin Shop, food critic Adam Platt called Dieterle "the original and easily most talented winner" of TopChef.
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