Fatima Ali, Joe Flamm, and Joe Sasto were pretty fierce competitors on Season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef, but now they’re super buddies who are hanging together at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. The lavish annual event (where Top Chef has a sponsorship presence this year) brings together leading forces in the culinary world for grand and imaginative tastings, and each was there to prepare one of their own signatures for the guests.
The three posed in front of the step-and-repeat wall for what Fatima later called a “Joe sandwich” in an Instagram post. How cute are they?
And they joined two other friends for a pizza party, where there was quite a bit more pizza than just for five. But hey — that’s a party!
It’s so wonderful to see the former competitors adopt such a genuine camaraderie with each other. Season 16 cheftestants, take note on how it’s done for when the time comes!