Top Chef Portland winner predictions are out. Season 18 of the popular American reality show will come to an end soon, so it’s time to check the list of favorites. Who will be named the best chef in 2021?
Top Chef Portland is a new season of the popular American reality TV show of the same name. The eighteenth season of Top Chef premiered last April, so the show is coming to its end soon. Online sportsbooks in the US have relieved odds on the potential winner – let’s see who it is!
Top Chef Portland winner predictions
The 2021 Top Chef was filmed in Portland and its surroundings – that’s how season 18 got its name. This year, fifteen contestants including executive chefs and restaurant owners compete for the main prize of $250,000.
Top Chef Portland premiered on April 1, 2021. As of now, nine episodes have been out with five more episodes left to be shown. The winner will be announced on July 1, so let’s see who leads the Top Chef Portland winner odds at Intertops.
- Shota Nakajima – 2.5
- Gabriel Erales – 2.75
- Dawn Burrell – 6.00
- Jamie Tran – 10.00
- Byron Gomez – 13.00
- Maria Mazon – 13.00
Shota Nakajima leads the odds
As of June 2021, Shota Nakajima from Seattle has the best chances of winning Top Chef Portland. The Japanese-American chef is an owner of Taku restaurant, recipient of several awards, and participant in American reality shows. In season 18, Shota has one of the best results among all chefs: two wins, four high marks, and only one low-ranked challenge. According to Intertops, Nakajima has 2.5 odds to win – the best result at the sportsbook.
Gabriel Erales is runner-up
The contestant from Texas Gabriel (Gabi) Erales is also among the main favorites to win Top Chef Portland. With 2.75 odds, he is a runner-up in 2021. Following his words, Erales focuses mostly on Mexican cuisine and is currently working on his own project. He is planning to open his own restaurant after the show. At the show, Gabi has two wins and three high marks as of June 1.
Dawn Burrell can be a dark horse
Finally, the last contestant from the top-3 that can be the next Top Chef Portland winner is Dawn Burrell. Another Texas resident has 6.00 odds to win, so he can be a dark horse this year. According to online gambling sites in the US, his five(!) high marks and one win mark can lead Burrell to the Top Chef title and a cash prize.
Follow the grand final of Top Chef Portland on July 1, 2021.