Boy, reality TV is complicated.
Chef Brother Luck of Four by Brother Luck
has been competing on the fifteenth season of Bravo's reality show Top Chef
. On Jan. 11, he was eliminated from the competition after the judges decided his attempt to elevate German cuisine, a summer sausage egg roll with bok choy, apple and potato, stopped being German cuisine altogether, though they acknowledged that it was delicious.
But that wasn't the end. Brother was bumped to Last Chance Kitchen
, Bravo's web-based companion series, where he kept cooking off against other eliminated competitors for a chance to rejoin the main competition. There, Brother's been racking up wins and keeping his dreams of returning to the main competition alive. The finale episode of Last Chance Kitchen
, which saw Luck competing with Chicago, Illinois chef Joseph Flamm, aired on Feb. 8, but the winner was kept secret until Feb. 15, when they would rejoin the main competition.
Unfortunately, Flamm overcame Luck, and Luck was eliminated from the show altogether. Flamm returned to the show on Feb. 15. The season finale is scheduled for March 8; tune in to root for the sole remaining Colorado chef, Carrie Baird of Denver's Bar Dough.
We recently spoke with Luck about his experiences and his culinary background — look for that along with our biannual Dish recipe guide on Feb. 28.