Chef Spike Mendelsohn is the chef and owner of Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise and We, The Pizza. Chef Spike’s newest restaurant, Béarnaise, opened in Washington’s Capitol Hill neighborhood in the summer of 2013. Chef Spike, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America , worked for icons such as Gerard Boyer in Reims, France; Thomas Keller of The French Laundry and Bouchon in Napa Valley, California; Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque and Drew Neiporent’s Mai House in New York City. Béarnaise allows Chef Spike to go back to his roots of classical French cuisine as the restaurant nods to the quintessentially French steak frites. Chef Spike’s television debut was on Bravo’s hit television series Top Chef Chicago. Spike also has appeared on numerous other television shows, including Bravo TV’s Life After Top Chef and Top Chef All Stars, Food Network’s Iron Chef America and Spike TV’s Bar Rescue.