'Top Chef: Seattle' sets November premiere, Wolfgang Puck as newest judge

Bravo is firing up the tenth season of Emmy-winning reality competition "Top Chef" for a November premiere. "Top Chef: Seattle" debuts Nov. 7 at 10 p.m. ET, adding Wolfgang Puck to a rotating judges panel that includes favorites Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse. Padma Lakshmi continues hosting duties, and last season's "Last Chance Kitchen" parallel digital series will also be back -- allowing booted competitors an opportunity to return for the finale.The 21 chef-testants bringing their knives to "Top Chef: Seattle" are:- Lizzie Binder, 37 - Napa, California- Tina Bourbeau, 42 - New York, New York- Chrissy Camba, 30 - Chicago, Illinois- Stephanie Cmar, 27 - Boston, Massachusetts- Micah Fields, 28 - Los Angeles, California- Eliza Gavin, 38 - Telluride, Colorado- Anthony Gray, 35 - Macon, Georgia- Jeffrey Jew, 34 - Washington, DC- Gina Keatley, 32 - New York, New York- Kristen Kish, 28 - Boston, Massachusetts- Danyele McPherson, 31 -...

Wolfgang Puck Joins Judges Panel of 'Top Chef' Season 10, Premiering Wednesday, November 7 on Bravo

Bravo Media premieres “Top Chef: Seattle,” the tenth season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, on Wednesday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

'Top Chef' champions join line-up for 'Top Chef: The Cruise'

Ever want to set sail with some of the best chef-testants from Bravo's "Top Chef"? We can't say the idea has ever occurred to us, but it sounds like fun."Top Chef: The Cruise" is scheduled for April 11-15 and they've just added a quartet of major names to the guest list: "Top Chef All Stars" winner Richard Blais, "Top Chef Just Desserts" season one winner Yigit Pura, "Top Chef: Texas" winner Paul Qui, and "Fan Favorite" winner Fabio Viviani. They'll join "Top Chef" hosts Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, along with 11 more alums.Among the highlights scheduled for the cruise: behind-the-scenes kitchen tours, the opportunity to participate in live Quickfire challenges, a Q&A session with the chef-lebrities and (what sounds like the standout to us) an evening dance party hosted by DJ and Top Chef Master Hubert Keller. Additional names include Jennifer Carroll and Spike Mendelsohn, who co-star with Blais and Viviani on Bravo's upcoming...

Sail on the 'Top Chef' cruise with Spike Medelsohn, Tom Colicchio and more

In one of the most logical TV tie-ins ever, "Top Chef" is setting sail! Bravo has announced an official "Top Chef" cruise featuring judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons and former cheftestants like Spike Mendelsohn, Angelo Sosa and Jennifer Carroll, who will travel from Miami to Mexico in April 2013.PHOTOS: "Top Chef Texas"We all know the best (and worst) part of a cruise is the non-stop gourmet food, so to take such awesome chefs on board for cooking demos, Quickfire challenges, "Top Chef" menus and more "TC"-related events, according to, makes total sense. You can buy tickets starting Aug. 16 ranging in price from $699 to $5,999 (that's what a penthouse suite with veranda will set you back). So far, Mendelsohn, Sosa, Carroll, Hubert Keller, Tim Love, Tiffany Derry, Chris Hanmer, Michael Isabella, Hosea Rosenberg and Casey Thopmpson have all signed on, but the cruise's website promises many more to come.Would you sail on...

'Top Chef' Hits the High Seas With Fan Cruise

Judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will host the culinary trip, which travels from Miami to Mexico next spring.

'Top Chef' heading to Seattle and possibly Portland

Bravo's "Top Chef" has already hit up culinary hot spots like New York, Miami, Chicago and Las Vegas, and now the reality show is heading to the Pacific Northwest for its latest season. If reports are to be believed, the cooking competition will take place in Seattle for Season 10.Seattle site SeattleMet has two separate sources saying that Bravo and production company Magical Elves are currently preparing for a Seattle-set season, and have even leased a building in Redmond, Wash. Reality Blurred reports that host Padma Lakshmi has been spotted dining in town, and location scouts have been seen at places like Melrose Market.While Bravo will never officially comment until production is well underway -- rumors that the show was shooting in Texas were around for months before they were officially confirmed -- all signs are pointing to Seattle. However, SeattleMet notes that the show might split the season between Seattle and Portland, Ore., much...

'Top Chef' Is Reportedly Headed To Seattle

It looks like " Top Chef " is headed to Seattle. According to Reality Blurred , all signs point to a Seattle-based 10th season. Not only has host Padma Lakshmi been spotted eating around the city, but location scouts were seen in Melrose Market. Sources associated with the show reportedly confirmed it would be in Seattle . "Top Chef" was renewed in February after a ninth season in Texas, which HuffPost TV's Maggie Furlong said was, "without hesitation, the worst season of the series so far." When reached for comment, Bravo said they haven't made any official announcements about Season 10 at this time.

Did 'Top Chef: Texas' Finalist Sarah Curse At Emeril Lagasse When She Lost?

Things got uncomfortable at the " Top Chef: Texas " (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on Bravo) reunion when Andy Cohen asked defeated finalist Sarah Grueneberg about her reaction to losing. Sarah was visibly very upset when Paul Kim was named "Top Chef," but a little bird had given Cohen a juicy snippet of behind the scenes gossip. "I heard from someone in production that you actually told a judge in the heat of the moment to eff off." Sarah denied it, saying "I don't believe that." However, looking at the reaction of judges Emeril Lagasse and Tom Colicchio, it seemed like maybe she really did. Sarah added, "I was really emotional, and really sad, but I don't remember saying that." As she apologized in case she had said something she didn't remember saying, the bad memories of that final judges' table came back and she welled up again. After she said how much she idolized Emeril, he said "I love your food." He also paid tribute to her cooking throughout the season and praised her evolution as a cook. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

6 Texas-Sized Problems with Top Chef

Top Chef wraps up Season 9 on Wednesday with its reunion episode (9/8c, Bravo), and if you ask us, it couldn't come a moment sooner. That's not because we want to see Heather and Beverly square off, but we want to move on as quickly as possible from this underwhelming season. The series proudly boasted about its biggest season ever — 29 contestants! three cities! — in the state with the biggest motto of all, Texas, but it turns out bigger is not necessarily better. Between the new twists and the umpteenth team challenge, Season 9 was but a shadow of its former Emmy-winning self — and that's not even counting the overwrought drama between Beverly and Heather, Sarah and Lindsay . (Let's be real — there'll be drama every season.) Here are six reasons Top Chef: Texas has been a big letdown. Read More...

Top Chef's Sarah: I Feel Like I Won Too

Sarah Grueneberg came up short to Paul on the Top Chef finale, but if you ask her, she did win. "I feel like I won too," she tells "I truly believe that. I woke up [the day after the finale aired] with this great calm. There is no more nervousness and nothing to be ashamed about. I'm really excited for my career now. It was overall a positive experience. I can't be more proud of how I did. If I'm going to be second, I couldn't think of a better way and a better place to be." But what part of her final meal cost her the title and $125,000? See what she thinks below. Plus: What's up with her and Beverly ?