Ash Fulk hails from Pleasant Hill, California and is known as one of the competitors from season six of Bravo’s hit series TOP CHEF. The network won an Emmy award for the sixth season, and Fulk was hailed as the season’s “queer triple threat”. Fulk is an entirely self-taught locavore who focuses on regional and seasonal preparations and operates by the principle “If it grows together, it goes together.”
Fulk got his start in San Diego where he led the kitchen at the W and worked with Katie Grebow to open Café Chloe. He soon moved to New York where he was Sous Chef at Trestle on Tenth. His boss considered him “a freewheeler.” “He just figures it out as it goes along, and the dishes usually come out fantastic. It’s a good trait to have.”
He was chosen as one of the OUT 100 alongside Jean-Marc Houmard and noted New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni. His favorite simple summer recipe is Grilled Corn on the Cob with Mayonnaise, with a sweet tea to wash it down.