He flew back to New York the same day with an engagement ring, which he gave to Meredith while he was on one knee in front of their first Christmas tree. ) "Harold asked me to go to dinner when we were both back in NYC," remembers Meredith. "In December of 2009, Harold secretly flew to Atlanta, Meredith's hometown, to ask for her dad's permission to propose and to pay a visit to her family jeweler. "I'm totally freaked out about being a dad," he explained at the time."I want to take care of my wife leading up to the birth of our boy.In October 2005, Dieterle competed in and won the first season of Top Chef.
Harold Dieterle, the 38-year-old Long Island native who rose to nationwide fame as the winner of Bravo TV's inaugural Top Chef season, and who once presided over a trio of well-regarded Village establishments, is closing his remaining restaurants and at least temporarily leaving the hospitality industry.Someone tried to show up early during the blizzard before Dad got back from his fishing trip.5 weeks early #HD4 #barelymadeit fishing buddy for life @mereditta A photo posted by Harold Dieterle (@harolddieterle) on Harold was in Florida on a fishing trip ahead of his baby's due date.And if just trying to fly back in time for the birth wasn't stressful enough, the NYC-area chef had to deal with recent Winter Storm Jonas.spoke to Harold back in November, when he opened up about being a first-time dad.