Last month, when Top Chef Boston contestant (and former executive chef at Los Angeles' Bow & Truss restaurant) Aaron Grissom was arrested for domestic violence — he was jailed after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend so hard she sustained a knee injury — many wondered how his tenure on the show would pan out. Though the season had likely already been filmed in full by the time of Grissom's arrest, the question of whether the chef, who had been released on bail, would appear in Bravo's online companion program to Top Chef, Last Chance Kitchen, remained open.
Bravo has not released a statement regarding Grissom's arrest. Eater reached out to Bravo multiple times to obtain a comment and heard nothing.
Last Chance Kitchen aired on Wednesday of this week, and Grissom appeared in both episodes of the two-part premiere. Though no mention was made of his behavior outside of the show, he was kicked off the first episode of Last Chance Kitchen. The fact that Grissom was not chosen to advance in the competition doesn't excuse Bravo from making a statement, though it does mean they should be able to keep him off the air.