Spike Mendelsohn is a Washington D.C based chef and restaurateur with a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He is best known as the fifth-place finisher of the fourth season of Top Chef, which aired 2008-2009. He was also featured on other television shows, such as Bravo TV’s Life After Top Chef (aired in the fall of 2012) and Top Chef: All Stars (aired in December 2010), Food Network’s Iron Chef America and Spike TV’s Bar Rescue.
Mendelsohn is the chef and owner of multiple restaurants: Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise, and We, The Pizza in Washington, D.C, and Béarnaise” in Washington’s Capitol Hill.
Mendelsohn is also well know for his “Prez Obama Burger” in honor of President Barack Obama‘s 2009 inaugural celebration. In March 2011, President Obama took five members of his staff out to visit and lunch at Spike’s restaurant “Good Stuff Eatery.” Following the “Prez Obama Burger”, Spike added the “Michelle Melt” to the Good Stuff Eatery menu in collaboration with White House chef to honor the First Lady’s frequent visits to the restaurant.
We are happy to welcome Spike to our Kitchen Sink family!