Spike Mendelsohn

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Birthday
15, 1980
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1980 (age 38)
Birthplace
Canada

About

Famous for his fifth place finish on the 2008-2009 season of Top Chef, he is also well known for his Washington D.C. restaurants We, The Pizza; Bearnaise; and Good Stuff Eatery.

Before Fame

After training at the Culinary Institute of America, he worked under Thomas Keller, Gerard Boyer, and several other celebrity chefs.

Trivia

When Barack Obama took office as President of the United States, Mendelsohn added the "Prez Obama Burger" to the menu at the Good Stuff Eatery. He later created the "Michelle Melt" in honor of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Family Life

Born Evangelos Spiros Mendelsohn, he spent his early days in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and the remainder of his childhood in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

Associated With

He and Richard Blais were both finalists on the fourth season of Top Chef (Top Chef: Chicago).