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Hosea Rosenberg was hailed the winner of the fifth season of the Bravo reality show Top Chef. The Taos, New Mexico native initially pursued an engineering physics degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder, but decided to change careers after getting jobs at several restaurants as a student. He became part of the Big Red F Restaurant Group before earning the Sous Chef position at Zolo Southewestern Grill. After working for Wolfgang Puck, he became the executive chef for Jax Fish House in Denver, for which he earned many awards, including Best Chef honors from the Denver International Wine Festival. He is also the seven-time, undefeated winner of the Flatiron Chef Competition.
Hosea beat out Carla Hall and Stefan Richter during the finale of the Bravo reality show. Since then, he has been traveling to share his culinary expertise and experiences. In 2010, he and partner Laura Rice started a new company called StrEat Chefs.