'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...

"Top Chef: The Cruise" Adds New Chef'testants and Announces First Onboard Activities

Richard Blais, Yigit Pura, Paul Qui and Fabio Viviani will join the previously announced Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

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.

'The Exes': 'Top Chef' champ Michael Voltaggio to guest as himself

"The Exes," TV Land's latest comedy, which stars David Alan Basche, Donald Faison and Wayne Knight as roommates and Kristen Johnston as their landlord and divorce attorney, has booked a "Top Chef" for an upcoming episode. Michael Voltaggio, who won "Top Chef" Season 6, which included his competing against his brother Bryan Voltaggio, has signed on to play himself for "The Exes." In the episode, Stuart (Basche) finds out that Voltaggio is cooking at a party he's been invited to and vows to meet his favorite chef at any cost.The episode will air Wednesday, Aug. 15 on TV Land. Are you excited, "Top Chef" fans?...

'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.

'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi Serves Up Summer Party Tips

Top Chef fans: while you're waiting for a new season of Bravo's hit culinary competition, host Padma Lakshmi has some suggestions to make your summer. Padma has teamed up with the folks at Nespresso, who know a thing or two about coffee machines, to make espresso more accessible - as in the comfort of your own home. She recently talked with me about her involvement with Nespresso , including giving you a great recipe for a coffee dessert that you can use at your next summer party - and, of course, Top Chef . Check out the video interview below as Padma and I talk about coffee, food and whether you'll see a tenth season of Top Chef on Bravo. Make sure to watch carefully as she'll show you how to make a great coffee and ice cream desser for your next summer event.