Tiffani Faison (born October, 1977 in Germany) is an American chef and was one of two finalists on the first season of Bravo's reality show, Top Chef. Faison stated that if she had won she would have used the prize money to pay off bills and travel through Europe to broaden her culinary education. However, she finished second place to Harold Dieterle.
Faison was born in Germany to American parents and raised as a self-described "army brat" in various parts of the United States, including Boston, Massachusetts, and Northern California. Just prior to appearing on Top Chef, she was employed as chef de partie (line cook) under Daniel Boulud at his restaurant in the Wynn Las Vegas and also worked at the Tao restaurant at The Venetian in the same city. She has no formal culinary school training.