Chef Sheldon Simeon Returns to Compete on “Top Chef”

October 21, 2016, 3:26 PM HST · Updated October 21, 8:02 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

Malika Dudley caught up with Chef Sheldon Simeon who opened his mom and pop eatery, Tin Roof, in Kahului earlier this year. (See Maui Now’s coverage of the Grand Opening by clicking here.) The former “Top Chef” finalist was recently asked to return to the show as a “fan favorite.”

The new season of “Top Chef” will feature eight new contestants and eight “fan favorites” from past seasons.

Set your DVR! The 14th season of “Top Chef” premieres at 10 pm E.T. on Thursday, December 1 on Bravo.


The returning chefs are Sam Talbot (Season 2: Los Angeles), Casey Thompson (Season 3: Miami & Season 8: All-Stars), Amanda Baumgarten (Season 7: Washington, D.C.), Brooke Williamson(Season 10: Seattle), John Tesar (Season 10: Seattle), Shirley Chung (Season 11: New Orleans), and Katsuji Tanabe (Season 12: Boston) and Hawaii’s own, Sheldon Simeon (Season 10: Seattle).

The past cheftestants will compete against the following new chefs: Annie Pettry (Louisville, KY), BJ Smith (Portland, OR), Emily Hahn (Charleston, SC), Gerald Sombright (Marco Island, FL) Jamie Lynch(Charlotte, NC), Jim Smith (Montgomery, AL), Silvia Barban (Brooklyn, NY), and Sylva Senat (Philadelphia, PA).

To watch a preview of this season Top Chef, click HERE. 

Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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