Twin Cities chef debuts tonight on ‘Top Chef’

Twin Cities chef Sara Johanne is a contestant in the 11th season of “Top Chef.” (Photo by Justin Stephens/ courtesy of Bravo)

Twin Cities chef Sara Johannes is making her debut on Bravo’s “Top Chef” tonight.

She’s the first Twin Cities resident to appear on the cooking competition, although other contestants have had Minnesota connections, as the Pioneer Press pointed out in August.

Johannes is the executive chef at Shoyu at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Bravo announced in August that  Johannes had been chosen as one of 18 contestants on the top-rated show.

She’s a graduate of St. Paul College’s culinary arts program and former chef at Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty restaurant in Dallas and WP24 in Los Angeles. 

The eleventh season of “Top Chef’,” which is set in New Orleans, is set to broadcast locally at 9 p.m. on Bravo.