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Chef Douglas Keane Comes Out “Top Dog” in Top Chef Masters Season 5: Sonoma County-based chef wins Top Chef Masters Season 5, earning a total of $120K for his charity, Green Dog Rescue Project

26 September, 2013

Healdsburg, CA – In the finale episode of Bravo’s hit competitive cooking show, Top Chef Masters Season 5, which aired last night, Chef Douglas Keane of Healdsburg, California, wins the grand prize of $100,000, earning the title of ‘Top Chef Master.’

In addition to the grand prize, Keane earned an extra $20,000 on the show in previous episodes, earning a grand total of $120,000. In total, Keane won two quick fire challenges and three elimination challenges throughout the season.
All of Keane’s earnings will go towards his charity of choice, Green Dog Rescue Project, a Sonoma County-based organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and finding loving homes for at risk dogs. Keane is the Co-founder of the organization.
About Chef Douglas Keane
Based in the bucolic wine country of Healdsburg, California, Chef Douglas Keane is the owner of the Healdsburg Bar & Grill and Co-founder of Green Dog Rescue Project. Aside from winning Top Chef Masters Season 5, Keane has earned two Michelin stars, a four-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle and numerous local and national awards.

For more information on Chef Douglas Keane, visit
About Green Dog Rescue Project 
Green Dog Rescue Project is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs at risk of being euthanized, rehabilitates then in a pack setting, and finds them loving homes. Their mission is to revolutionize the animal welfare world by using a nature-based approach. They provide education in bridging the gap between the languages of dogs and humans by offering workshops, pre-surrender counseling, pre-adoption counseling and post-adoption support for at risk dogs.
For more information about Green Dog Rescue Project, visit
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