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· TOP CHEF: SEASON 7
(released: 1/9/11)
· TOP CHEF: SEASON 5
(released: 10/20/09)






TOP CHEF (BRAVO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/8/06 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2018)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
15 (14 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season (the show's 16th) on 2/15/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Bravo's press release, February 2018) Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning "Top Chef" will call Kentucky home for season 16. The state's "Unbridled Spirit" will reign supreme as a new batch of cheftestants enter the kitchen to battle it out for the coveted title across the thriving culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland. With Bourbon, horses and Bluegrass music setting the scene, the culinary competition series will explore this unique region of the country, rising through the ranks as a top destination for foodies and chefs. Production will begin in the spring of 2018 with the season set to premiere later this year. The announcement was made today in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Tourism. "We are always looking for rising culinary destinations and are looking forward to planting our flag in Kentucky and soaking up a diverse region of the country that we haven't yet explored on 'Top Chef'," said Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media. "Kentucky has a strong food identity and we know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the bourgeoning culinary scene, known for its innovative takes on Southern cuisine, melding flavors and use of Kentucky's agricultural bounty." Kristen Branscum, Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Tourism adds, "Kentucky is internationally known for its bourbon and horses, but our rich culinary culture is an unexpected, hidden gem. Our robust agricultural offerings and unique approach to food in every region of the state, combined with Kentucky's natural outdoor beauty will surprise and delight the 'Top Chef" viewers."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Gail Simmons as Judge
· Graham Elliot as Judge
· Padma Lakshmi as Host/Judge
· Tom Colicchio as Judge/Mentor
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Emeril Lagasse as Judge
· Hugh Acheson as Judge
· Richard Blais as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Casey Kriley as EP
· Dan Cutforth as EP
· Doneen Arquines as EP
· Jane Lipsitz as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Magical Elves Productions