Please pack your knives and … come back to the kitchen! Bravo revealed the competitors returning for its all-star season of Top Chef , premiering in , on Tuesday, December Season 17 of the Emmy-winning series will return on March 19, and the competition will be fiercer than ever — with 15 Top Chef front runners, finalists and fan favorites from previous seasons competing for the coveted title. Taking it back all the way to season 1 is chef Lee Anne Wong who made it to fourth place in San Francisco. Watch out. Carroll, 33, arguably has the most experience in the Top Chef kitchen.

‘Top Chef All-Stars’ Cast Reveal Which Chefs They Can’t Wait to Face on Season 17

At the 92nd Street Y last night, host Padma Lakshmi , and long-time judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons , as well as newcomer and former contestant Graham Elliot, gathered together for a discussion about the storied history of Top Chef ahead of the premiere of the new season. The panel also gave the audience a behind-the-scenes look how Top Chef has developed over the years. Of course, Simmons did worry that the show would fail—but not because she feared the judgment of viewers that she would never meet.

So why did Top Chef turn out to be so massively popular? The appeal of that concept has not faded away for audiences.

In the season finale, Top Chef: Boston finalist Melissa King was declared the Top Chef, defeating Top Chef: Las 15 past Top Chef contestants were selected to compete in Top Chef: All-Stars L.A. season, Title, Original air date, US viewers.

One of these contestants is Elycia Ross, chef-owner of Little Truck on the Prairie, a food truck that emphasizes locally sourced and prairie-inspired eats. For Ross, applying for the show was a life-long dream. Owning her own business was the first step in that journey, and she now sees Top Chef as the next opportunity to put her name and message out there. However, she notes that having a firm identity may have been even more important.

For Nils Schneider, getting on Top Chef was less about exposure and more about personal challenge. Despite his experience, he says that managing pressure on the show was no easy task. For Ross, participating in the competition with fellow chefs also helped to challenge some of the preconceptions she held about the industry that she works in.

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Masterchef finale: Brent Owens’ win over Lottie Cassai was a triumph of quality over bitchiness

Premiering tonight at 9 p. So what exactly goes into a season of filming Top Chef? While watching and sometimes drooling over the show, we’ve often wondered what happens to all the ingredients that aren’t used, and if anyone else gets to taste the food aside from the judges. And yeah, we’ve tried to guess just how many calories Padma, who oversees the quick-fire challenges and the elimination challenges, consumes on a daily basis while filming.

Or how about the clean-up process for the kitchen after each challenge?

Allen is the head chef at the Three Blue Ducks’ Rosebery eatery and is the first MasterChef Australia contestant to be awarded a Chef’s Hat.

Padma Lakshmi is no stranger to speaking her mind. I wanted to see on the ground, what does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide that? What is American food actually? And that to me seems super hypocritical. Taking advantage of her own platform, she saw the series as an opportunity to entertain as well as inform. Her exploration of various cultures around the country also sees her experiencing firsthand how they cultivate their food, often leading to new adventures for the food personality.

I’d never forged for my own meal.

Padma Lakshmi and the ‘Top Chef’ Judges Spill the Show’s Most Intimate Secrets

This season is more exciting than ever with a surprise-filled journey that takes the contestants on the trip of a lifetime. Thirty-six home cooks arrive with the intent of being placed in the Top 20, but the contestants must pass the audition rounds and impress the judges to earn the coveted apron; the contestants hope to earn a valuable “Judges’ Pass. S10 E2 Auditions Pt. Only eight aprons are left for the hopeful home cooks to earn so they can pass through the audition rounds, where they have less than 45 minutes to prepare their signature dish and leave the judges wanting for more before the Top 20 are chosen.

S10 E3 Gordon’s Mystery Box. The Top 20 must quickly demonstrate their culinary expertise before they encounter their first mystery box challenge, where they must create a Ramsay-inspired dish, but only 18 home cooks can progress further in the competition.

The season 17 finale of “Top Chef All Stars” airs tonight at 10/9c on Bravo, featuring finalists The climactic finale features the remaining three contestants, Bryan Voltaggio, Melissa Ahead of the finale’s air date, she wrote.

O nce quotidian aspects of our lives can now feel like high-concept challenges thought up by malicious reality TV show producers. Dating without being able to touch is akin to Love Is Blind. Jockeying for the last few canned goods at the grocery store compares to Supermarket Sweep. And trying to cook over Zoom video chat with Padma Lakshmi feels like a Quickfire Challenge on Top Chef, the Emmy-winning reality show that Lakshmi has hosted for more than a decade.

That show is airing a highly anticipated all-star season right now, featuring the best competitors from years past. But rather than promoting the series, Lakshmi is stuck in her house like the rest of us. This moment will hopefully be a return to home cooking. Beans are looking pretty sexy now, huh? I want to cook with Lakshmi over Zoom, but coordinating our ingredients is an impossible task: in New York, grocery deliveries must be ordered days in advance, and even then some foods will be out of stock.

MasterChef nearly tore Reece Hignell’s four-relationship apart

MasterChef US season 6 features MasterChef judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi testing the culinary skills of amateur chefs from the USA with a number of challenges and dishes to prepare, with those failing to impress being sent home. She was eliminated in MasterChef season 6 episode 6 after serving a cold steak in a pressure test against Christopher.

She is also a food blogger at The Curious Taste Bud.

Find out what the most popular “Top Chef” contestants have been up to since appearing on the show.

The 15 contestants that will be vying for the top prize have been announced, which include fan favorites as far back as season 1. The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning reality competition series is back this March for an all-new all-star season. The cooking competition has been a huge hit with fans who love to watch new kitchen techniques while learning the latest culinary trends. The event is a partnership between Bravo and Universal Studios Hollywood.

While the list of season 17’s contestants is impressive, there are some noticeable absences who would have been fun to catch up with. He seemed like a shoo-in but is nowhere in the lineup. With his amiable personality and quirky Scandinavian charm, Richter made it all the way to the finals in his first attempt on the show.

His second time, he was eliminated in fifth place.

The L.A.-centric Season of ‘Top Chef’ Is an Ode, a Memory, and a Reminder

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Watching the show now stirs up a complicated mix of emotions.

Nilou Motamed and Tom-Colicchio have fun as Tom attempts the same challenge as the Top Chef All Stars LA contestants, in the web series.

The competition show has put many chefs through the ringer. Those who made it out on the other end have been launched into fame and different people have had different experiences with that fame. Some have written cookbooks. Others have cooked for celebrities. So who has seen the most success from the show? Here are the 15 most successful Top Chef contestants ever, ranked from least to most.

The first winner of the show went on to open three restaurants. The second was Kin Shop, which focused on Thai food. The third was The Marrow, which blended German and Italian food. All three ended up closing and Dieterle opened up about the challenges of the restaurant business. It also has been announced that he will be collaborating with Chopt and it will be serving items curated by him. Shirley Chung on Top Chef Bravo.

Top Chef – Episode with Tom Colicchio , Padma Lakshmi , Gail Simmons , Graham Elliot

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