|Known for||Top Chef: Houston (winner)|
Kah-wai “Buddha” Lo (known professionally as Buddha Lo) is a Chinese-Australian chef, best known as the winner of the 19th season of Top Chef in Houston, Texas.
Lo is currently an executive chef at Huso and cook at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. Lo was the head chef at Matteo’s Restaurant in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and in 2014 worked at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay in London, United Kingdom. Lo received the Gordon Ramsay Excellence Award while working in London.
Lo has also worked at a restaurant owned by Raymond Capaldi and the Hare and Grace. He was also the chef ambassador for Lavazza and Tabasco and was a former apprentice chef at Matteo’s in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. Lo attended William Angliss Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and worked for two months at the two-Michelin-starred Château Cordellian-Bages in Pauillac, France.