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BRAVO MEDIA RENEWS “TOP CHEF” AND EMBARKS ON A NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL

This Season of “Top Chef” Continues With an Epic Two-Part Restaurant Wars Showdown Kicking Off Thursday, February 4 at 9pm ET/PT 

 

NEW YORK – Feb. 1, 2016 – This February, Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef” is searching the country for the best up-and-coming chefs to compete on season 14 of the high-stakes culinary competition series. This year’s casting calls will take place at restaurants from “Top Chef” alumni in Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York.

 

Currently in its 13th season and airing Thursday nights at 9pm ET/PT, “Top Chef” is the #1 food program on cable in 2016 among P25-54 with this season averaging 1.8 million total viewers and 1.2 million P25-54, up 5 percent and 6 percent respectively from the prior season (Source: Nielsen L3, #1 cable food program from 12/28/15-1/24/16).

 

Next week, the iconic Restaurant Wars is back and bigger than ever with a two-part episode airing Thursday, February 4 and 11 at 9 PM ET/PT.  For the first time in “Top Chef” history, the Chefs are opening their restaurants for both lunch and dinner services.  No one is safe as each chef must run front of house or act as the executive chef in one of the services.  The pressure is on as two services means twice the drama. For a sneak peek, please visit: http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef/season-13/episode-9/videos/not-enough-bacon

 

“Top Chef” season 14 casting calls are as follows:

 

*Interested chefs looking to vie for the coveted title should email topchefcasting@magicalelves.com with the city in the subject line or go to Bravotv.com/topchefcasting.com for more information.* 

 

Las Vegas – Friday, February 5 from 9am-3pm

 

Rick Moonen, “Top Chef Masters” Season 1 and “Top Chef Masters” Season 2 Finalist

 

RM Seafood Restaurant

 

3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119

 

New York- Sunday, February 7 from 9am-3pm

 

Tom Colicchio, “Top Chef” Head Judge

 

Craft

 

43 E 19th St. New York, NY 10003

 

Portland - Monday, February 8 from 9am-3pm

 

Gregory Gourdet, “Top Chef” Season 12 Finalist

 

Departure

 

525 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97204

 

PhiladelphiaTuesday,  February 9 from 9am-3pm

 

Kevin Sbraga, “Top Chef” Season 7 Winner

 

Sbraga

 

440 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19146

 

 

Denver – Wednesday, February 10 from 9am-3pm

 

Jennifer Jasinski, “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 Finalist

 

Rioja

 

1431 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80202

 

 

New Orleans – Thursday, February 11 from 9am-3pm

 

John Besh, “Top Chef Masters” Season 1

 

Pigeon and Prince

 

129 Camp Street

 

New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Minneapolis – Friday, February 12 from 9am-3pm

 

Gavin Kaysen, “Top Chef” Guest Judge

 

Spoon and Stable

 

211 1st St N. Minneapolis, MN 55401

 

 

Houston – Saturday, February 13 from 9am-3pm

 

Tyson Cole, “Top Chef” Guest Judge

 

Uchi

 

904 Westheimer Rd.

 

Houston, TX 77006

 

 

Los Angeles – Monday, February 15 from 9am-3pm

 

Susan Feniger, "Top Chef Masters" Season 2

 

Mud Hen Tavern

 

742 Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

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

 

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BRAVO MEDIA CONTACT:

 

Rebecca Boswell

 

323-965-6709

 

Rebecca.Boswell@nbcuni.com

 

Courtney Kugel

 

212-664-6924

 

Courtney.Kugel@nbcuni.com