He was studying engineering in his hometown of Hoboken, NJ, when the cooking bug hit, and it wasn't too much later that self-taught Carlos Fernandez found himself as chef-partner of the Hi-Life Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After ten successful years, the 37-year-old grabbed a chance to appear on Bravo's “Top Chef,” becoming a fan favorite before being bumped off near the end of Season Two. He returned to the still-thriving restaurant (“The reality is, Hi-Life's chef already is tops,” said ...

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