Welcome to the first installment of the AwardsWatch Top Chef: All-Stars LA exit interview series. Each week, we’ll be talking with the eliminated chef about their experience on the show and how quarantine is impacting their lives and businesses.
We chatted with Lisa Fernandes about the wealth of exceptional female chefs this season, why she doesn’t have any regrets about the dish that sent her home, the agonizing decision she made to close her restaurant and why she’s never met a fried food that she doesn’t love.
Lisa was victorious on her first episode of Last Chance Kitchen, so she’s still in the running to return at the end of the season.
Follow our Top Chef: All-Stars LA recaps and check out our post-elimination conversation with Lisa below.