Top Chef announce a New Winner said 'It Was Always Win or Nothing'

Season 19 is now officially over, and the winner was an Australian-Chinese chef and Buddha Lo took the crowned.

Buddha Lo make the judges took their decision with a four-course meal inspired by his family members.

Host Padma Lakshmi explained while competing in Tucson Along with Lo other were tasked to make "the best four-course progressive meal of your life,"

Buddha Lo spoke with PEOPLE ahead of his big win about how he had been through all the tasks in the show.

Lo ultimately made hamachi with caviar dedicated to his brother, lobster laksa for his mother, and Mongolian lamb for his late father.

Buddha Lo final course, a pumpkin mille-feuille, was an ode to his new home in America.

Lo won the $250,000 cash prize that comes with the title to plan a trip and he said "It's probably going to be able to help me live a little more comfortably."

"I set this goal a long time ago to win Top Chef. I never entered in it just to come second, or third, or participate," he continues

Lo future plans are big and he said "The next restaurant that I open, I want to try and get a lot of accolades from it. I'm even hoping to get three Michelin stars one day out of it."