The next season of Top Chef may be a full all-star season, as contestants from the previous seven seasons are currently filming in New York City. They include Spike Mendelsohn, Marcel Vigneron, Richard Blais, Fabio Viviani, Carla Hall, Angelo Sosa, Tiffany Derry, Michael Isabella, Dale Talde, Tiffani Faison, and Stephen Asprinio.
Could this just be another all-star special like the show did at the start of season three? Eater NY was told that “this is a full season and not a one-off special” after earlier reporting on “unsubstantiated rumors” that “they’ve been shooting for the past week or two, [which] would make for a very long episode.”
A separate Eater NY report said that “Marea was closed for lunch last Tuesday to film and its definitely an All-Star reunion. not sure if they’re filming an entire season, but they 100% shot an episode here last week with no new cast — just the previous chefs.” That tipster also told Eater that “Padma is so inept at hosting that she wears an earpiece and the crew is there telling her exactly what to say through it. would explain her weird pauses and lack of seemingly any brains.”