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Top Chef Alum Tim Dean Files $3 Million Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A former contestant on the Bravo competition series Top Chef has filed a lawsuit against the landlord of his Washington, D.C., restaurant, claiming that hetried to sabotage his business because it draws an African American crowd. In the suit, Tim Dean, who competed on Season 7 of the reality series, says that he and his partners entered into a lease with Union Place Phase I in 2012, during an economic down time in the District of Columbia. The next year, the lawsuit claims, the community began to undergo a gentrification, turning from a majority minority community to a majority White community. And that, Dean says, is when the trouble began....    Read More.... http://www.thewrap.com/top-chef-alum-tim-dean-files-3-million-racial-discrimination-lawsuit/

Top Chef Renewed For 14th Season By Bravo

Bravo has ordered a 14th season for Emmy- and James Beard-winning culinary competition series Top Chef . Airing Thursday nights at 9 PM, Top Chef is the No. 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. Thats up 5%and 6% respectively from the prior season, according to Nielsen.   Read More... http://deadline.com/2016/02/top-chef-renewed-14th-season-bravo-1201694137/

'Top Chef': Gail Simmons & Padma Lakshmi talk season 13

Plus, the 'Top Chef' judges reveal the challenge that left 'not a dry eye' in the house...   Read More... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/eCtuvgCnsP4/top-chef-season-13-padma-lakshmi-gail-simmons

Bravo's 'Top Chef' Hits the Road for Season 13

Bravo Medias Emmy and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef embarks on an epic gastronomic road trip through California for season 13.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/W2GW5Q7ZVsc/

Top Chefs Padma Lakshmi Opens Up About Her Infertility Scare

Theres a reason why Padma Lakshmi gave her 5-year-old daughter, Krishna Thea Lakshmi-Dell, the middle name, Thea, which means gift from God. It turns out that the Top Chef host was initially told by doctors that due to her severe endometriosis a disorder where the uterine lining grows outside the uterus which went undiagnosed for years, she would have a hard time conceiving children. I was told I would never have children naturally, that I only had a 10 to 15 percent of having them in... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/DKy5AVH-Tcg/2015-03-12-top-chef-padma-lakshmi-told-never-have-children-naturally

Top Chef Finalists Mei Lin and Gregory Gourdet Look Back at Season 12 Exclusive

Another season of Top Chef has come and gone. Season 12 wrapped on Bravo last night, February 11, and in the end it was Mei Lin who bested Gregory Gourdet in the big finale in Mexico. Mei only the third woman to win the show and Gregory recently stopped by the Wetpaint Entertainment offices to look back at their season. Both chefs dished on the hardest part of their journey, what went down off-camera, and what theyre up to post-show.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/tsZWUVd0fRw/2015-02-12-top-chef-season-12-mei-lin-gregory-gourdet

Top Chef: The Final Two Cheftestants Hype Tonight's Epic Showdown Exclusive

Padma's been sending cheftestants packing (their knives and going) throughout Top Chef Season 12, and Mei Lin and Gregory Gourdet are the last ones standing. But there can only be one, and tonight (February 11) we'll find out who cooks their way to victory as the season finale kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. As we here at Wetpaint Entertainment counted down the hours to the epic Mexico-set showdown, we had the privilege of "grilling" Mei and Gregory for details.   Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/oPrCSgji270/2015-02-11-top-chef-mei-gregory-finale

Bravo Renews Top Chef for Season 13

Start sharpening your knives now, unknown culinary pros: Bravo Media has renewed cooking competition Top Chef for Season 13. The next wave comes to a simmer and TV sets in fall 2015. Meanwhile, its open casting call for talent kicks off on Feb. 3 in Nashville and Seattle. A day later, Part 2 of the three-part Season 12 finale from Mexico will air. On it, the remaining three chefs take a surprise visit to the lush organic farm, Purisima de Jalpa on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, that supplies the top restaurants in the region, Bravo said. For their Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create two dishes with chocolate: one sweet and one savory.  Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/bravo-renews-top-chef-for-season-13/

Bravo Media's 'Top Chef' Travels to Mexico for Three-Part Finale Beginning Wednesday January 28

Emmy Award-Winning Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen Returns with a Two-Part Season Premiere on Wednesday, December 10.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/Z6X87CvT5HI/

A 'Top Chef: Boston' contestant has an incredibly lifelike Patrick Swayze tattoo

It's still early in the competition on  "Top Chef Boston,"  so you're forgiven if you skipped Wednesday's (Oct. 22) episode. But there's one thing in particular from the hour that you need to see: the giant, incredibly lifelike portrait of Patrick Swayze tattooed on the shoulder of one of the contestants.  Yes, you read that right -- there's a giant tattoo of the "Road House," "Ghost," "Dirty Dancing" and "Point Break" star on the body of James Rigato, an executive chef from Michigan. But instead of just showing the art and ignoring it, a producer had Rigato explain his tattoo.  Read More... http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/top_chef_boston_james_rigato_patrick_swayze_tattoo-2014-10
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