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BRAVO MEDIA’S “TOP CHEF” ROLLS THE DICE IN LAS VEGAS FOR THE TWO-PART SEASON FINALE AIRING THURSDAY, MARCH 10 AND 17

MC Hammer Guest Judges Next Week When The Remaining Chefs Head to Northern California 

 

NEW YORK – Feb. 12, 2016 – For the 13th season, Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef” gets lucky in Las Vegas as the remaining chefs travel to the culinary capital for the two-part season finale airing Thursday, March 10 and 17 at 9pm ET/PT.  It’s anyone’s game as the three finalists are joined by the reigning champion of “Last Chance Kitchen” to battle it out in high stakes challenges for the coveted title of “Top Chef.”  The winner receives $125,000 furnished by San Pellegrino, a feature in FOOD & WINE magazine and a showcase at the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen.  For a sneak peek at the remainder of the season, visit: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-13/videos/a-liquid-nitrogen-mistake

 

Tune in next week on Thursday, February 18 at 9pm ET/PT for “Hammer Time,” when the Chefs channel their inner rapper as they prepare a dish for Oakland native MC Hammer who must decide which funky fresh dishes are too legit to quit.  Then, “Top Chef” Master Jonathan Waxman enlightens the Cheftestants with a history lesson, tasking them to go back in time and create a dish that evokes the culinary trends, style, ingredients and flavors of some of the most influential food eras in history.

 

Upcoming guest judges this season include: Martin Yan, Adam Fleischman (Thursday, February 25); Traci Des Jardins, Hubert Keller (Thursday, March 3).  Finale judges include: David Copperfield (Thursday, March 10), Emeril Lagasse, Dominique Crenn, Jonathan Beno, Charlie Palmer and Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Thursday, March 17).

 

Currently casting for season 14th, interested chefs looking to vie for the coveted title should visit Bravotv.com/topchefcasting.com for upcoming locations and information.

 

“Top Chef” is the #1 food program on cable in 2016 among P25-54.  Season 13 is averaging 1.2 million P25-54 and 1.8 million total viewers, up 8 percent and 6 percent respectively from the prior season.(Source: Nielsen L3, #1 cable food program from 12/28/15 – 2/4/16).

 

"Top Chef" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves.  Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers. 

 

Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” scripted comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Thicker Than Water” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

 

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