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Bravo Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 10 and Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Calls
Open calls begin February 21 in New York, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

[via press release from Bravo]


NEW YORK - February 2, 2012 - Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for a tenth season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on February 21st.

For additional casting information and to download an application, visit www.BravoTV.com/casting. "Top Chef" season 10 casting calls are as follows:

Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Colicchio & Sons http://www.colicchioandsons.com

Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Linger http://www.lingerdenver.com

Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Empire State South http://www.empirestatesouth.com

Monday, February 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday, February 29, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Graffiato http://www.graffiatodc.com

Friday, March 2, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Foundry on Melrose

On next week's "Top Chef: Texas" episode, airing Wednesday, February 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the Quickfire will challenge the chefs to use their sense of touch, smell and taste to navigate through the pantry to gather ingredients for a dish while blindfolded. In a twist, the winning chef from Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will re-enter the competition and join the remaining four chefs in the elimination challenge, where the chefs must create a delicious dish that will impress their mentors. Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which final four chefs will advance to the finale.

"Top Chef" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.

Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BravoPR.

  [february 2012]  


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