With Top Chef off for the holiday, we take a break to ponder the Minnesotan chef's struggle to connect with fans. Updated Nov. 27, 2013
Sara Johannes, executive chef at Shoyu at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, is vying for the big prize on "Top Chef: New Orleans." Follow along as we cover her journey on the popular Bravo TV reality show.
Twin Cities chef Sara Johannes laments her fading success on "Top Chef: New Orleans" thus far, noting how much she hates landing firmly in the middle of the pack. So where does she end up this week? Guess.
The cheftestants -- including the Twin Cities' Sara Johannes, far left -- get the night off as they head out to enjoy some New Orleans nightlife at Kermit's jazz bar.
After last week’s embarrassment of a cream cheese challenge, this week’s "Top Chef" rebounds nicely. Twin Cities chef Sara Johannes doesn't win a challenge, but she sure should have.
Sara is starting to get lost somewhere in the middle of the pack. Is she due for a breakthrough?
Sara Johannes gets advice from Emeril Lagasse on "Top Chef."
Sara Johannes, head chef at Shoyu at MSP, chats about her cooking background and experience as a contestant on the current season of "Top Chef."
"Top Chef: New Orleans” trots out Cajun cooking legend Paul Prudhomme and a terrifying double elimination week as we follow the progress of Twin Cities chef Sarah Johannes on the popular show.
Sara Johannes with the Green Team on "Top Chef."
MSP chef Sara Johannes gets close to victory yet again, but there's no stopping Iowa chef Carrie Mashaney in week two.
Local contestant Sara Johannes makes a big splash in episode 1 as one of the judges' favorites.