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|Education||The Art Institute of Houston|
|Home town||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
Tiffany Derry is an American chef based in Dallas, Texas, who is well known for her appearances on Top Chef and Hungry Investors in 2014.
Derry was born in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from The Art Institute of Houston in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts.
Derry started her culinary career at the local International House of Pancakes, where she had a management position.
Derry competed in Top Chef season 7 in Washington, D.C. and won "fan favorite" after placing fifth. She also competed among the All-Star chefs in season 8 and finished fourth as a finalist.
Derry was the chef and owner of "Private|Social" in Dallas from 2011 to 2013.In 2012, Derry founded her professional website promoting her culinary career and her restaurant, "Private|Social." In 2013, Derry expressed interest in opening her own restaurant in her hometown of Beaumont. Derry appeared on an episode of Spike TV's Bar Rescue in June 2013, and has appeared in a commercial promoting her alma mater, "The Art Institute of Houston".
In November 2013, she was the day's winner on an episode of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and she started to appear on the Spike TV series Hungry Investors, which debuted in 2014.
Derry is also working with the Dallas Independent School District to improve their school lunch program in order to provide healthier options.
Derry opened Roots Chicken Shak in Plano in 2017.
In 2013, Derry was awarded the Hall of Fame by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities.
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Katherine "Katie" Lee is an American cookbook author, television food critic, and novelist.
Elizabeth Falkner is an American consulting chef. She is currently residing and working in New York and has been cooking since 1990. She frequently appears as a competitor and sometimes a judge on many of the cooking competitions on television from "The Next Iron Chef, Super Chefs", 2011 and "The Next Iron Chef, Redemption", 2012,, as well as "Chopped All Stars",, "Top Chef Masters", "Top Chef", "Top Chef: Just Desserts", (Bravo), "Top Chef, Canada", "Food Network Challenge",. Falkner was the executive/chef/pastry chef and managing partner of Citizen Cake for 14 years, and executive chef and co-owner/co-managing partner of Orson for 4 years, restaurants located in San Francisco, California, U.S.. Both establishments closed in 2011. In 2012 Falkner won First Prize at the World Pizza Championships in Naples, Italy with her innovative "Finocchio Flower Power" pizza. Falkner relocated to Brooklyn, NY in 2012 and was employed at Krescendo for seven months.
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Mary Sue Milliken is an American chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and radio and TV personality with a focus on Latin cuisine in the United States.
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