Former 'Top Chef' Contestant Aaron Grissom Dead at 34 Following Motorcycle Accident

Aaron Grissom, best known as a contestant on Season 12 of ‘Top Chef,’ is dead after an apparent motorcycle crash in Washington state.

He was 34.

via TMZ:

Grissom died Tuesday after suffering “multiple blunt force injuries” in a traffic accident, according to the Pierce County medical examiner … who ruled his death an accident.

According to a friend and former coworker, the wreck happened in the area of Chambers Bay.

Grissom was one of 16 contestants on “Top Chef: Boston” in 2014, though he wasn’t much of a fan favorite, and got eliminated pretty early. While appearing on the show, he was actually a resident of L.A. and worked as a chef at North Hollywood’s Bow & Truss.

Before that, he appeared in an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” when the show covered Dirty Oscar’s Annex in Tacoma … where Aaron made a name for himself.

According to reports, he had been working as a restaurant chef in the Tacoma area recently again, and was also cooking for touring singers, including Billie Eilish, before the pandemic shut things down.


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