Bravo kicks off nationwide casting calls for 'Top Chef'by jmaloni
Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for a 10th season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on Feb. 21.
For additional casting information and to download an application, visit www.BravoTV.com/casting. "Top Chef" season 10 casting calls are as follows:
- Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Colicchio & Sons
- Wednesday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Empire State South
- Monday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Foundry on Melrose
On this week's "Top Chef: Texas" episode, airing Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m., the Quickfire will challenge the chefs to use their sense of touch, smell and taste to navigate through the pantry to gather ingredients for a dish while blindfolded. In a twist, the winning chef from "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" will re-enter the competition and join the remaining four chefs in the elimination challenge, where the chefs must create a delicious dish that will impress their mentors.
Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which final four chefs will advance to the finale.