Spike MendelsohnSanta Rosa Taqueria
Spike Mendelsohn is known as one of the biggest break-out stars of Bravo’s Top Chef series. He was also invited to participate in their follow-up show Top Chef All-Stars and another Bravo program called Life After Top Chef. He is currently the co-host of Food Network’s new weekly talk show The Kitchen Sink.
Chef Mendelsohn is the chef and owner of a successful burger concept, Good Stuff Eatery, that first opened in Washington DC. He’s opened several other locations of Good Stuff in the D.C. metro area as well as locations in Chicago and most recently Saudi Arabia. His other D.C. restaurants include a taqueria called Santa Rosa and a pizza concept called We, The Pizza.
Food fans of Good Stuff Eatery include former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Appointed the first Chef and Chairman of D.C.’s Food Policy by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Washington Post named his Good Stuff Eatery restaurant “Best Burgers” in DC in 2011.
He is author the Good Stuff Eatery cookbook that features recipes for his handmade hamburgers, hand cut fries and handspun milkshakes. The book reached #1 on Amazon’s cookbook list more than once.
Enlisted to compete on Food Network’s Next Iron Chef show in the fall of 2011 and appeared in Food Network’s Next Iron Chef “Redemption” in 2012. He’s also been the host of his show on FYI Network called “Midnight Feast” which aired in 2014
Chef Spike has been featured by a number of media outlets including: Food & Wine, Rachael Ray Every Day, People magazine, The New York Times, Maxim, Good Morning America and others.