Thirty-one year old Chicago chef Stephanie Izard took home the title, and a $100,000 grand prize, on the fourth season finale of Bravo’s Top Chef on Wednesday night.

“This is the biggest thing that’s happened in my life,” Steph, who is the first female to win the cable network’s cooking competition, said of her win. “It definitely took a lot to get to the finals,” she said. “It’s definitely one of the hardest things I’ve done.”

Some of Stephanie’s specialities include the sauteed red snapper filet with truffled white asparagus and clam broth; seared quail breast with butter poached lobster ravioli and mango; and lamb medallions with maitake mushrooms.

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