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    Top Chef 11: New Orleans - Premiere Oct. 2nd - News & Speculation

    Bravo Media Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 11 and Kicks Off Nationwide Casting Calls

    Casting calls for the new season begin this Monday, February 11 in Austin.

    [via press release from Bravo]

    NEW YORK - February 6, 2013 - Hot off the grill - Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for an eleventh 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 February 11th.

    For additional casting information and to download an application, visit Casting - Bravo TV Official Site. "Top Chef" season 11 casting calls are as follows:

    AUSTIN
    Monday, February 11, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Uchiko

    BROOKLYN
    Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Talde

    LAS VEGAS
    Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    STK in The Cosmopolitan

    CHICAGO
    Sunday, February 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Girl & The Goat

    MIAMI
    Monday, February 25, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Michy's

    LOS ANGELES
    Friday, March 1, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Foundry on Melrose
    No word yet on premiere date or the new season location. Also, there's no word at the Bravo site about any new seasons for Top Chef: Masters or Just Desserts this year.
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    Re: Top Chef 11 (Premiere TBD 2013) - News & Speculation

    'Top Chef' Season 11 Heads to...

    By Monica A. Reyhani | 1 hour ago

    Time to mix yourself a Sazerac! (Y'know, if you're not busy...)

    Bravo Media’s Top Chef, in partnership with the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and the Louisiana Office of Tourism, are pleased to announce that the new season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning show will take place in New Orleans. The vibrant food scene of New Orleans will be a welcome addition in the 11th season of the series.

    Fresh off a season in Seattle, fans will remember that Top Chef traveled from New York to now-judge Emeril Lagasse's adoped hometown of New Orleans for its fifth season, with Hosea Rosenberg emerging as the winner.

    Our mouths are salivating already.
    Good choice! Still no premiere date announced, but then I don't think they've even started filming yet...
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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans (Premiere TBD 2013) - News & Speculation

    Controversy before the first oyster is shucked...

    Top Chef's oil spill money prompts b.s. from Bravo, Anthony Bourdain vs. Andy Cohen vs. David Simon + reality blurred

    It's always bugged me that Top Chef asks for cash from a host city on top of the usual tax breaks they get, and especially from a city that's been through what NOLA has been through. But I don't know about the whole "BP fund" angle is about, and I'd bet that there's a logical explanation for it. But we won't get it from flighty partyboy Andy, and I'm glad that others like Bourdain and David Simon are calling him out and making him act like an adult in an adult's job. Maybe someday he'll actually behave that way...

    But it won't sour me on the upcoming season, or make me start grabbing for those knee-jerk, childish "OMG BOYCOTT NEVER WATCHING AGAIN" cliches. We're watching reality TV shows, not live genocides or government coups.

    But I bet we won't be seeing Bourdain back on the show for a while, lol. Which would be a shame if so.
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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans (Premiere Fall 2013) - News & Speculation

    If this is the kind of stuff Padma is seeing up close, this should be a pretty good season:

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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans - Premiere Oct. 2nd - News & Speculation

    We have a premiere date - October 2nd - And some preliminary season/cast info:

    Bravo Media's "Top Chef" Goes Marching in... to New Orleans on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 PM ET/PT
    This season kicks-off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, "Padma's Picks," sponsored by Cigna and available on BravoTV.com beginning Wednesday, August 14.

    [08/12/13 - 08:04 AM -via press release]

    BRAVO MEDIA'S "TOP CHEF" GOES MARCHING IN... TO NEW ORLEANS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 AT 10 PM ET/PT

    New Digital Video Series "Padma's Picks" Enables One Local Chef'testant To Compete On-Air - Available on BravoTV.com Wednesday, Aug. 14

    Emmy-Nominated Companion Digital Video Series "Last Chance Kitchen" Returns

    NEW YORK, NY - August 12, 2013 - Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, "Top Chef," is back and heads to New Orleans for season 11 on Wednesday, October 2 at 10PM ET/PT. This season kicks-off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, "Padma's Picks," sponsored by Cigna and available on BravoTV.com beginning Wednesday, August 14. "Padma's Picks" gives one of New Orleans' most talented chefs the opportunity to cook their way on to the actual show. Host and Judge Padma Lakshmi visits some of The Big Easy's most celebrated establishments to find 10 of the best and brightest chefs from New Orleans. These chefs will then battle head-to-head to make it to the "Cigna GO YOU Challenge" finale of "Padma's Picks" with the ultimate winner earning a coveted spot on this season's cast. For a sneak peek at the new season, go to Watch Top Chef Season 11 | Top Chef Comes to New Orleans.

    Returning to the judges table in NOLA for Top Chef Season 11 are lead judge Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson, and New Orleans' own Emeril Lagasse, alongside host Padma Lakshmi. This season will up the ante against the backdrop of the gastronomically diverse city of New Orleans - and the chefs will be tasked with serving up food for top entertainers, culinary stars and celebrity guest judges including: Jon Favreau, Lea Michele, Anthony Mackie, Questlove, Leah Chase, Paul Prudhomme, Jacques Pepin, David Chang, John Besh, and Eddie Huang as well as local legends Kermit Ruffins and Dr. John.

    The chef'testants will bring out their knives as they battle it out for $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the title of "Top Chef." Following are the first 6 chefs from the Northeast who will compete for the title of "Top Chef." The remaining chef'testants will be revealed by region each day this week on Bravotv.com through Wednesday, August 14 when fans can visit the site to check out all 6 episodes of "Padma's Picks" and find out who the final chef'testant will be.

    Additionally, "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen," the Emmy-nominated groundbreaking digital video series sponsored by Toyota and hosted by Tom Colicchio, returns for its third season. Each week, two eliminated chef'testants face-off to compete for the ultimate prize - redemption and a spot in the "Top Chef" finale. Fans can follow the "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" challenges on BravoTV.com, as well as join in the social conversation and see what the chef'testants have to say during the competition by following @bravotopchef on Twitter or liking the Top Chef Facebook fan page. The series can be seen on desktop, mobile and tablet at Bravo TV Official Site, m.BravoTV.com, on BravoNow iPhone, iPad and Android apps, as well as iTunes, Amazon, VOD, Xbox, Hulu, Playstation, Connected TVs and wireless carriers.
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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans (Premiere Fall 2013) - News & Speculation

    Starting yesterday, BravoTV.com has been posting the chef bios in chunks: Top Chef Season 11 Cast Info | About this Season

    Padma's Picks premieres on the website tomorrow 8/14. Here's a preview: Watch Top Chef Season 11 | Padma's Picks Preview

    Also, Padma will be hosting a Reddit chat tomorrow at 2PM: Padma Lakshmi Will Answer Your Burning Questions | Bravo TV Dish | Official News
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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans - Premiere Oct. 2nd - News & Speculation

    Some of the early Technical Emmy Awards have been announced, and Last Chance Kitchen has won for Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media - Multiplatform Storytelling.

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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans - Premiere Oct. 2nd - News & Speculation

    Regular Top Chef starts today. I enjoyed the Masters show so this should also be fun.

    I hear Benedetto, one of the sous chefs in the last Masters, is a contestant.

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    Re: Top Chef 11: New Orleans - Premiere Oct. 2nd - News & Speculation

    Thanks. I'll figure out what to do with chef threads after the first episode -- I want to see how much they thin the herd at the start.
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