Top Chef is back and bigger than ever with a record 29 cheftestants duking it out for a spot in the final cast of 16.Top Chef is back and bigger than ever with a record 29 cheftestants duking it out for a spot in the final cast of 16.
Get ready for our biggest season ever. Jesus. It comes out overcooked. 29 chefs have come to Texas to compete in America's most prestigious, toughest, culinary competition, Top Chef. So relaxing. You ****. Over eight seasons, Top Chef has catapulted careers. And the winners have gone on to achieve huge success. You are Top Chef. I am? Best reaction ever. Food and Wine's best new chef, a James Beard nominee. Ten new restaurants and countless accolades in the press. While hoping to continue that legacy, this season's chefs must qualify to be 1 of 16 contestants who will go on and compete across the state of Texas. Holy [BLEEP]. 10 seconds! Cook, risotto. Joining me at judges' table. Head judge, Tom Colicchio. That's clever, but is it a good idea. Food and Wine magazine's Gail Simmons. It needs to be delicious. Chef Hugh Atchison. You do this everyday. And culinary legend, Emeril Lagasse. And I don't even know what happened to the meat. [SOUND] [MUSIC] At stake for the winner, a feature in Food and Wine Magazine, a showcase at the annual Food and Wine classic is Aspen, $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice to bring their culinary dreams to life. And the title of Top Chef. [MUSIC]