Watch as competitors battle for the title of “Top Vegan!”
Keep your eyes peeled for some serious vegan entertainment on the horizon. The vegan competitive cooking reality series Top Vegan will air this spring! Watch as contestants compete for the title of “Top Vegan” through a series of cooking contests. Who will be crowned as the ultimate vegan supreme? Catch Top Vegan this April to find out!
Columbus, Ohio Restaurant Owner Chad Goodwin Hosts Top Vegan
You may recognize Top Vegan creator and host Chad Goodwin from his vegan ventures in the Midwest. Goodwin is the owner of Columbus vegan diner 4th & State, which features classic breakfast fare and plant-based comfort food options, and Eden Burger, a fast-casual vegan burger joint. During each episode, the vegan restaurateur is joined by renowned judges including Catie Randazzo, Aaron Clouse, and Stephanie Gussler. The competition was directed by Logan Solana and filmed by Columbus Production Company Clubhouse Films in the Columbus State Community College Culinary Facility, Mitchell Hall.
“This show was one of the best projects I’ve ever worked on,” Solana told VegOut. “Something that makes us different is the fact that we’re not only a solely vegan competitive cooking reality series, but we’re trying to educate people on what veganism actually is. Vegans get a bad rap by the general population, and I don’t really understand why. If I had to guess, it’s because they don’t understand it. They don’t really know what it is. And that’s something that’s at the core of Top Vegan: education.”
Contestants Compete for the Title of “Top Vegan”
This April, viewers will watch as eight contestants from Ohio take on difficult cooking challenges. Top Vegan competitors include Rhea Adkins (owner of Vegan It IZ Eats in Dayton, Ohio), Christian Farah (accountant and private chef), Jeff Beach (aspiring vegan restaurant owner), Shanleigh Knittel (animal rescuer and vegan chef), Elizabeth Crepeu (co-founder of Li’l Nonna’s in Austin, Texas), Chloe Graffeo (small business owner and private chef), Teresa Stone (longtime vegan and recipe developer), and Nowel Addishin (vegan chef and certified holistic nutritionist). Viewers may grow to love this cast but will have to bid farewell to all but one contestant as participants are eliminated each episode. After the final showdown, one winner will reign supreme, with the victor receiving a $10,000 cash prize, business mentorship, and the title of “Top Vegan!”
Top Vegan will premiere on April, 20 2023. Viewers can catch the vegan cooking competition streaming on YouTube. Until the show launches, watch the trailer on the show’s YouTube channel and follow the suspense on the Top Vegan Instagram page, @topvegantv. Let the plant-based rivalry begin!