For season 15, the competition reaches new heights as the chefs battle it out on an epicurean road trip through Colorado, traveling to Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen. From deconstructing the Denver Omelet and preparing Rocky Mountain Oysters to tailgating with the Broncos, the level of competition for these 15 talented chefs is going to be a mile high. With the judges looking for the chefs’ peak performances, the challenges will test the competitors’ culinary abilities in picturesque locales including a food festival in Larimer Square, a blizzard infused campfire cook-off, and cauldron cooking at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.
In addition, social media star Logan Paul heads to Boulder and Olympians Gus Kenworthy, Meryl Davis and John Daly will challenge the chefs in an all-around culinary competition focusing on speed, precision and freestyle. And not to be outdone, “Top Chef" season 14 winner Brooke Williamson returns to surprise the cheftestants with a breakfast Quickfire using Nutella®. It’s not going to be easy for these chefs as they go for the gold, traveling around the state in BMW X5 xDrive50i, and battle it out for $125,000 furnished by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, a feature in FOOD & WINE magazine, a showcase at the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and the coveted title of “Top Chef.”
Throughout the season, the chefs will be tasked with serving up food for culinary stars including: Curtis Stone (Head Judge of “Top Chef Jr.”), Naomi Pomeroy, Richard Blais (“Top Chef: All-Stars” Winner), Bruce and Eric Bromberg, David Kinch, Adam Perry Lang, Johnny Iuzzini, Wylie Dufresne, Paul Liebrandt, Michael Voltaggio (“Top Chef” Season Six Winner), Bryan Voltaggio (“Top Chef Masters” Finalist), Chris Cosentino (“Top Chef Masters” Season Four Winner) and Nilou Motamed.
Towards the end of the season, the cheftestants will also have the opportunity to vie for the “Top Chef Fan Favorite” title, voted upon by viewers on BravoTV.com. The winner will be announced on the finale night on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” and will receive $10,000 furnished by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.
Meet the New Chefs:
- Fatima Ali - New York, NY
- Tyler Anderson - Simsbury, CT
- Carrie Baird -Denver, CO
- Adrienne Cheatham - New York, NY
- Laura Cole - Denali National Park, AK
- Joseph Flamm - Chicago, IL
- Rogelio Garcia - San Francisco, CA
- Tanya Holland - Oakland, CA
- Bruce Kalman- Los Angeles, CA
- Brother Luck - Colorado Springs, CO
- Melissa Perfit - San Francisco, CA
- Tu David Phu - Oakland, CA
- Joe Sasto – Los Angeles, CA
- Christopher Scott - Brooklyn, NY
- Claudette Zepeda-Wilkins - San Diego, CA