If you’ve been impatiently waiting for Top Chef Season 15, you’ll have to wait a little longer. The culinary competition show returns to Bravo on December 7.
Season 15 will take place in Colorado and challenges will take place in Denver, Boulder, and Telluride. Why Colorado? “We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media, shared.
15 cheftestants will compete for the title of Top Chef and the last chef standing will take home an impressive prize package, including a $125,000 cash prize provided by S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.
What's in store for the Top Chef Season 15 cheftestants?
Based on the trailer, it looks like Top Chef will continue to explore the local cuisine and chefs will need to make Rocky Mountain oysters the star of their dish! We know there will be team challenges and of course Restaurant Wars will make an appearance. At some point judges Tom Colicchio and Graham Elliot will make their way into the kitchen. But what’s this about making an oven in the snow?
“The more limits we give them, the better they cook,” Gail Simmons said in the trailer, while wearing a parka. Cooking outdoors is challenging enough, but clearly cooking in freezing temperatures will push chefs to their limits.
Last Chance Kitchen gives eliminated chefs a chance to win their way back into the competition. What is this new twist that’s going to shake up everything? Are eliminated chefs from previous seasons part of the competition? Or could losing a Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge send you to Last Chance Kitchen? Anything is possible.
The judges table will consist of Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, and Graham Elliot. We’ll see some familiar faces returning as guest judges, including Curtis Stone, Richard Blais, John Besh, Wylie Dufresne, Michael Voltaggio, Bryan Voltaggio, and Chris Cosentino.
Top Chef Season 15 premieres on Bravo on Thursday, December 7 at 10pm EST. If you can't wait until then, be sure to check out Top Chef Jr. on Universal Kids starting Friday, October 13.