If you haven’t chosen a side yet for Bravo’s big Top Chef finale tonight at 10 p.m. ET, here’s some intel to rev up #TeamNick. Philadelphian chef and finalist Nicholas Elmi, who specializes in classic French cooking with an avant-garde twist, took fans on a wild ride this season. He’s been on the top, on the bottom and in more fights about pot placement and knife care than anyone else. But his talent and precision are undeniable. Here, he shares his secret-weapon cooking and plating techniques. Join F&W’s Virtual Viewing Party tonight by live-tweeting alongside us @foodandwine.