Last night on Top Chef, Mei Lin became the third female victor in series history by trouncing Gregory Gourdet with a Chinese-Mexican fusion feast. And while she doesn't have any future plans for now, Mei's looking poised to become a big deal on the restaurant scene. Before she launches her own empire, get to know her with our quick primer. Between Mei and Serial, Best Buy has never been so relevant.
She makes a mean strawberry-lime curd
Lin's four-course finale meal included a carnitas-topped bowl of congee, octopus, duck with kimchi, and a strawberry-lime curd. Despite the fact that she is not a pastry chef, Tom Colicchio zeroed in on the curd, calling it the best dessert in Top Chef history. If you're feeling ambitious, Bravo has the recipe for you.
She's worked with lots of culinary legends
Until recently, Mei was Michael Voltaggio's sous chef at ink. But she also logged time with Wolfgang Puck, Marcus Samuelsson, and Michael Symon before she arrived on the LA scene.