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This is it!

Charlie Heller
January 25, 2018

When it comes to chef altitude, you may not be at the peak yet, but if you think you have what it takes to climb there, February is your chance. Yes, February 1 through February 11, Top Chef will search the country for emerging chefs to compete on season 16 of the hit Bravo series, via the Top Chef Season 16 Chef Meet and Greet tour.

While, since we're only midway through Season 15: Colorado, the location of Season 16 has yet to be announced. But what we do know, location-wise, is that the meet and greet tour will take place in the restaurants of Top Chef alumni and friends of the show in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco. So if you think you have what it takes to join the next batch of fresh cheftestants (or want to find out if you do), email to make an appointment, and visit the official Top Chef casting site for more info. Just don't forget to study up with Food & Wine's weekly Top Chef recaps and cheftestant interviews before attending one of the following events.

“Top Chef” Season 16 Chef Meet and Greet Schedule:

Chicago -Thursday, February 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spiaggia—Joe Flamm, “Top Chef” Season 15 

980 N Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor, Suite 1
Chicago, IL 60611

Detroit – Thursday, February 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Mabel Gray—James Rigato, “Top Chef” Season 12

23825 John R Rd
Hazel Park, MI 48030

New York City – Monday, February 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Rice & Gold—Dale Talde, “Top Chef” Season 4 and “Top Chef: All-Stars”

50 Bowery
New York, NY 10013

Nashville -Monday, February 5 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

City House -- Tandy Wilson, James Beard Foundation Award Winner & Best Chef Southeast 2016

1222 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

Philadelphia – Wednesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Royal Boucherie—Nick Elmi, “Top Chef” Season 11 Winner 

52 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Houston -Wednesday, February 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Sparrow Cook Shop—Monica Pope, “Top Chef Masters” Season 2 

3701 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

Miami – Saturday, February 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Stubborn Seed—Jeremy Ford “Top Chef” Season 13 Winner 

101 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

San Francisco – Sunday, February 11 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

Jardiniere—Traci Des Jardins “Top Chef Masters” Season 3 and Rogelio Garcia, “Top Chef” Season 15

300 Grove St
San Francisco, CA 94102