Top Chef Charleston used Boone Hall Plantation to host the first quickfire challenge, prompting criticism. And the show did do several things wrong.
Bravo revealed the eight returnee Top Chef cheftestants who will compete against newbies on Top Chef Charleston, which was headquartered outside the city.
Bravo’s Top Chef is bringing eight former contestants back to compete against eight brand-new chefs in Charleston, South Carolina.
A quick recap of Top Chef California episode 12, “Wok This Way,” which featured the return of Phillip, frozen waffles, and Yan Can Cook.
What happened behind the scenes on the MC Hammer-judged quickfire challenge of Top Chef California’s 11th episode, “Hammer Time.”
For 12 seasons, Top Chef has aired on Wednesday nights, but the show is moving to Thursdays for its 13th season starting in December. After it premieres Wednesday, Dec. 2, it will move to Thursdays at 10, starting Dec. 3. Top Chef California—its location will move between six cities in the state—will also bring back Emeril Lagasse as a… continue reading
The six cities–six!–that Top Chef California will visit during its season have been revealed, just as the state has now been confirmed as the location for the Top Chef’s 13th season. The Los Angeles Times confirmed what Bravo later said in a press release, and what was clear early last month: the state of California… continue reading
California appears to be the host for the Top Chef 13 location, and producers will be scouting location in San Diego next week, though a deal is not yet finalized for the Bravo show’s 13th season. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Thursday, Visit California’s CEO, Caroline Beteta, said at the Tourism Authority’s meeting that it is… continue reading
Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio is joining MSNBC, which “marks the first time a major national TV news outlet has committed to covering what is known as the food movement as a regular beat,” the L.A. Times reported. The author Michael Pollan told the paper, “This is a big deal.” Tom’s new job, which includes a weekly half-hour show on… continue reading
A dessert that was better than any Tom Colicchio has ever eaten in his entire life helped Top Chef Boston‘s winner take the $100,000 prize, and gave the show only its third female winner in 12 seasons. Mei Lin defeated Gregory Gourdet thanks in part to her dessert, but Gregory’s decision to focus almost entirely on local ingredients tripped him up… continue reading
Top Chef Boston actually filmed about 20 miles outside of the city, in Woburn, not in Boston itself. I don’t think this is a huge scandal; it’s just amusing that Top Chef Boston wasn’t headquartered in Boston. Of course, the show visited locations in and around the city, and Top Chef Boston Suburbs or Top Chef Woburn doesn’t… continue reading
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi doesn’t understand the popularity of a picture she posted which shows her running on the beach in a bikini and that invites viewers to search for the shape of a penis in her swimsuit. The Instagram photo, below, shows Padma mid-stride during a powerful run, floating in the air on the beach as waves crash behind… continue reading
After a three-week break, Top Chef Boston has returned with Bravo’s own Andy Cohen and Julia Child’s friend and frequent on-screen partner Jacques Pépin all in the same episode. That’s kind of like dunking an Oreo in a fine French wine. While it was full of homages to the pioneer in food reality television, it wasn’t full of a… continue reading
Top Chef Boston‘s literary elimination challenge on last week’s episode was filmed in June at Steel and Rye, a restaurant in Milton, Mass., where Teamsters protested the show’s use of non-union crews in a way that was “threatening, heckling and harassing,” the local police chief told Deadline. He also said that 14 crew member cars had their tires slashed. In… continue reading
As one of the two remaining female chefs observed, Top Chef Boston has turned into somewhat of a sausage party, so to celebrate, the producers had the chefs literally make sausage. Then the producers had them turn literature into food. It was a fun episode. Size matters New England Patriots’ tight end (heh) Rob Gronkowski was the guest judge… continue reading