Gabe Erales is a chef and a contestant on the 18th season of Bravo’s cooking competition show Top Chef. The show, which is set in Portland, Oregon this season, debuted on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m.
Date of birth
Her date of birth is not yet known.
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Early life & Education
Gabe began working in kitchens at the age of 15 before moving to Austin, TX, to attend college at the University of Texas where he graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. During this time, Gabe realized his true calling remained in the kitchen and concurrently completed culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu Austin. As the soul of his cooking lies in Mexican cuisine, he spent time working for some of Austin's most notable Chefs such as the late Miguel Ravago at The Fonda San Miguel, Rene Ortiz at La Condesa and Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due.
He is married with four children.
Not yet established.
Gabe Erales, who was let go from buzzy Mexican restaurant Comedor, popped back up as a contestant on the 18th season of Bravo’s cooking competition show Top Chef. The show, which is set in Portland, Oregon this season, debuted on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m.
Erales was executive chef at the much-lauded Comedor from its opening in April 2019 through December 2020, when he was discharged for “repeated violations of our policies and for behavior in conflict with our values.” Top Chef’s Portland filming took place in September and October.
An El Paso native, Erales also worked at Noma in Copenhagen and Mexico City, and Dai Due Taqueria (which closed during the pandemic), Fonda San Miguel, La Condesa, and Geraldine’s.
Erales is not the only contestant on this season of Top Chef with ties to Austin — Dawn Burrell was a sous chef at Uchiko before opening Southern restaurant Kulture in Houston, and Sasha Grumman was chef de cuisine at Launderette (both are still in Houston).