The Truth About Stephanie Miller From Top Chef Season 19

Returning for Season 19, "Top Chef" will soon be giving viewers the chance to once again follow the high-stakes cooking competition as it heads to Houston, Texas. According to Bravo, the upcoming season will premiere on March 3, and fans should expect to see some familiar faces. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons will all be returning this season, along with a new round of competitors.

One of the 15 cheftestants, Stephanie Miller, will be the first competitor the show has featured from North Dakota, according to KX News. It was in this Midwestern state that Miller acquired her taste for home-cooked meals. "I grew up in a ranching, farming family. My grandparents and my mom made everything from scratch every day for our family," she told KX News. According to Bravo, Miller even made meals for her big family when she was just a little girl. It was a good thing she did, because Miller's time spent in the family kitchen may have helped shape her career path.

Stephanie Miller owns two restaurants in Bismarck with her husband

After attending the University of North Dakota for a pre-med program, Stephanie Miller eventually followed her love for cooking to Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis. According to Bravo, she went on to work at Piccolo, a former James Beard-nominated restaurant owned by Doug Flicker (via Eater Twin Cities), and she also served as Executive Chef at Italian Eatery. To start the next chapter in her culinary career, Miller moved back to North Dakota.

In 2017, Miller opened Butterhorn in downtown Bismarck with her husband Shane Cornelius. According to the restaurant's website, Butterhorn serves food with a "French and Italian influence." But, Miller didn't stop there. She and her husband also opened Shelter Belt. According to this restaurant's menu, this vibey, '70s-feeling Bismarck spot offers casual bites like their Tenderloin Sliders, Walleye BLT, and Wild Boar Bratwurst. Miller has had quite an impressive culinary career, but will her experience be enough to help her win theĀ generous $250,000 prize and "Top Chef" title? Only time will tell, but KX News reports that if you're in the Bismarck area you can catch the first episode at Shelter Belt, where Miller will be hosting a viewing party.