Chef Abby Yates participates in Austin Citywide 86’ed Competition, 2013. Photo by Laurie Lyons
A familiar Austin face will be showing up on your screens tonight. Abby Yates, NoVa’s head chef will try her hand at some bluffing and cooking on Bravo’s new reality show “Recipe for Deception.” Yates will compete against two others to win a $10,000 prize on the show that airs at 9pm tonight.
This isn’t Yates’ first time getting into competition mode. In 2013 she participated in Austin’s Citywide 86’ed Competition against other local chefs. She was a chef at Swift’s Attic when she participated in that competition, similar to Food Network’s “Chopped.” Here’s hoping that helped get her ready for the battle we’ll see tonight.
Other Austin faces you may have seen on Bravo cooking shows include Paul Qui and Andrew Curren. Qui was winner of season nine of “Top Chef: Texas” and owner of Qui and Eastside King. Curren also participated in season nine of “Top Chef” Curren while he was chef at 24 Diner. He’s now the chef at the helm of Italic, another restaurant that’s part of the ELM Restaurant Group.
(H/T Austin Business Journal)