Top Chef Portland has been near-perfect, everything I want from both a reality competition and Bravo’s marquee reality series: great challenges; strong, likable contestants; and several surprises.
The physical distancing on Top Chef Portland’s set changes from moment to moment, an inconsistency that’s similar to the mixed messages that reality TV shows produced during C0VID-19 have been sending.
An interview with Magical Elves executives about Top Chef season 18, which filmed in Portland last fall.
Bravo announced that Gail Simmons will be hosting Top Chef Amateurs, and revealed other details—including all-star contestants who will appear on this amateur competition.
Bravo confirmed today that Top Chef season 18 is currently filming in Portland, Oregon, and announced that 12 all-star Top Chef contestants and winners will return to serve as judges and guests.
Top Chef season 18 is filming now, and Top Chef Amateurs will be filmed later this fall, although Bravo hasn’t yet announced it. But what is Top Chef’s city, and what will Top Chef Amateurs be like?
Top Chef All Stars LA was, for the most has part, an excellent season, even if many of the challenges and product integrations felt like they came from a different time—because they did.