Hugh Acheson

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Hugh Acheson About

Chef and restaurateur best known to television audiences for having appeared as a contestant on Top Chef Masters and, later, a judge on Top Chef. He has owned several restaurants in the state of Georgia, including Five & Ten, The National, and Empire State South. 

Life Before Becoming Famous

He was raised in the Manor Park and Centretown neighbourhoods of Ottawa, Canada. He became a dishwasher at the Bank Street Café at age 15. 

Other Informations

His first cookbook, A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen (2011), received the James Beard Foundation Award .

Family Life

He married Mary Koon, with whom he has daughters named Beatrice and Clementine. 


He has appeared alongside Tom Colicchio as a judge on Top Chef. 

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