NEW YORK – Bravo Media’s Emmy-winning series “Top Chef” is embarking on a nationwide search for the most talented and emerging chefs to compete on season 15 of the high-stakes culinary competition series. This year’s chef meet and greets will take place by appointment at restaurants of alumni and friends of “Top Chef” in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Currently in its 14th season and airing Thursday nights at 9pm, “Top Chef” is averaging more than 2 million total viewers, up 4% versus the prior season. The season premiere (12/1/16) was the most watched season premiere in over five years in total viewers.
The competition in Charleston continues on a nostalgic brand new episode of “Top Chef” airing Thursday, January 26 at 9 PM ET/PT, when season six winner Michael Voltaggio puts the seven remaining chefs’ palates to the test with a blindfolded taste experiment. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are asked to draw inspiration from their own childhood memories to create dishes for the MUSC Children’s Hospital Fund charity gala on the ultra-exclusive Kiawah Island. The chefs will need to impress 100 guests in order to stay in the competition.
In New York, Top Chef is holding a meet and greet with Silvia Barban, “Top Chef” Season 14 at LaRina, 387 Myrtle Ave, in Brooklyn on Monday, February 6 from 10am-3pm.