Ed Cotton


Cooking for Obama: Red Rooster Harlem Staffer Dishes on Serving the President

If you were anywhere near New York and its food scene Tuesday evening, you were well aware that the most powerful man in the world (No, not Matthew Weiner!) was attending a political fundraiser at Red Rooster Harlem, Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s new-ish restaurant uptown. Friend of OpenTable and would-be Top Cheftestant (and former culinary school classmate of [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Watches as Top Chef Crowns a Season 8 Winner

Oh, Top Chef…parting is such sweet sorrow. We’re glad that Richard Blais took the title, but we’re sad to see the season come to a close. Thanks to Ed Cotton for indulging our questions, serious and silly, along the way. And, on behalf of everyone at OpenTable, we’ve got a special good wishes for Ed. [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Picks Winner of the Top Chef Finale, Reveals His Last Supper

As we whittle down the cheftestants’ list to just two, Ed Cotton, Executive Chef at Manhattan’s Plein Sud, returns to serve up unique insights on his friends and former co-competitors. Wolfgang Puck: What does he mean to you? His food? His approach? Have you dined at any of his restos? It’s great to see Wolfgang [...]

Who Failed This Week’s Top Chef Test? Chef Ed Cotton Walks Us Through the Ep

With just two eps left, Top Chef is getting more and more contentious. Chef Ed Cotton of  Manhattan’s Plein Sud reflects on this week’s challenges and eliminations and looks ahead to what’s in store for the competitors. When someone exits, how hard is that for their co-competitors, emotionally and missing their presence in the apt? [...]

Southern Discomfort: Chef Ed Cotton Recaps Top Chef All Stars Episode 11

Stepping away from his kitchen at Manhattan’s Plein Sud restaurant, Executive Chef Ed Cotton, a season 7 Top Chef finalist, sheds some light on the action during last night’s episode of Top Chef All Stars. I saw your Facebook photo of the cassoulet from Plein Sud a few days ago. Love this! I make a [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Talks Top Chef, Target and Elmo

Some of our favorite contestants are fading fast as the all-star season of Top Chef winds down. Plein Sud Executive Chef Ed Cotton, a season 7 finalist, checks in with OpenTable again to dish on last night’s action. Hey, Ed! So, we’ve got some friends here from the street. Sesame Street, that is. Who is [...]

Chef Ed Cotton Weighs in on the Top Chef All Stars’ Star Turn on Jimmy Fallon

Chef Ed Cotton is back in the kitchen at Plein Sud in Manhattan and back with OpenTable, sharing his thoughts on the latest episode of Top Chef Season 8. Fondue! At OpenTable, our most romantic restaurant lists always include fondue places and we get a bit of ribbing over that. I love it, tho’ — [...]

Top Chef Contender Tiffany Derry Tells (Almost) All to The Daily Sip’s Eric Arnold

Once more, OT’s usual commentators on the most recent edition of Top Chef – Caroline Potter and Ed Cotton — are both out of town – and Top Chef is a re-run. Fortunately, I was able to secure an anything-goes interview with former and current Top Chef-testant Tiffany Derry (who is also out of town but [...]