Aaron Grissom — best known for competing on Season 12 of ‘Top Chef’ — is dead after an apparent motorcycle crash in Washington state.
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.