Daniel Trainor and Sam Stone had a conversation with eliminated Top Chef: All-Stars LA contestant Karen Akunowicz about her myriad of talents, female empowerment on the show, how she’s keeping her business afloat during the pandemic and what TV she’s been binging in her free time.
Follow our Top Chef: All-Stars LA recaps and check out our post-elimination conversation with Karen below.
Daniel Trainor is writer, podcaster, son and friend from Los Angeles, California. Originally from Michigan, his love for all things pop culture started early, once using pancakes to bribe his way onto the Oscars red carpet bleachers with his mother. In addition to writing for AwardsWatch, he is an huge sports fan and hosts the LGBTQ sports podcast “Same Team.” One day, he hopes Jane Krakowski will win an Emmy.
Sam Stone is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn, New York. He writes humor, culture, and travel among other things, and spends his free time reading about all those things. You can find him on twitter @sam_the_stone or on Instagram @samstone000.