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'Top Chef's' Tom Colicchio Remembers Anthony Bourdain: The Best Was Yet to Come

Days after Anthony Bourdain died in apparent suicide, Top Chef executive producer and head judge Tom Colicchio tells The Hollywood Reporte about Bourdain's legacy in food, writing, friendship and fighting sexual harassment.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/AGz_-ZzLCjo/top-chef-s-tom-colicchio-remembers-anthony-bourdain-best-was-come-1118754

'Top Chef' Stars Talk Reality Show Psych Evaluations, "Cheftestant" Secrets

  Michael Voltaggio and Magical Elves' Dan Cutforth joined the L.A. Food Bowl panel, where the chefs revealed questions they had to answer to make the cut for the Bravo competition: "Did you ever want to light a cat on fire?"  ...Read More...                 http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/3zSmhsF95F8/top-chef-stars-talk-reality-show-psych-evaluations-cheftestant-secrets-1111312

Bravo to Air Original Programming on Saturday Nights for First Time Ever

Bravo is expanding to seven nights a week of primetime original programming, executive vice president of program strategy, lifestyle networks and production Jerry Leo said Wednesday. The cable network is also adding 11 new shows while renewing 20 series, includingVanderpump Rules, Married to Medicine, Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen andTop Chef. Our brand offers a unique environment for our viewers to escape with drama that is fun and funny, yet far from their normal reality, Leo said.   ...Read More... https://www.thewrap.com/bravo-to-add-original-programming-on-saturday-nights/

Tom Colicchio on Top Chef's Season 15 Finale and Harassment in the Restaurant Industry

There was no villain. There was nobody who was just set on being an asshole for whatever reason.   ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2018/03/top-chef-season-15-finale-tom-colicchio-interview.html?utm_source=nym&utm_medium=f1&utm_campaign=feed-full

Top Chef Season 15 Finale: And the Winner Is...

And the winner of Top Chef is... Season 15 of Bravo's longrunning reality hit competition series has come to an end, and dare we say this was one of the best seasons in...   ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/917472/top-chef-season-15-finale-and-the-winner-is?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Bravo's "Top Chef" Gallops to Kentucky for Season 16

With four remaining episodes, the current season of Bravo's "Top Chef" counts down to the finale in Aspen with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, along with Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot at the judges table.   ...Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/02/15/bravos-top-chef-gallops-to-kentucky-for-season-16-610011/20180215bravo01/

Bravo's "Top Chef" Embarks on a Nationwide Casting Call

This year's chef meet and greets will take place by appointment at restaurants of alumni and friends of "Top Chef" in Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco.   ...Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2018/01/25/bravos-top-chef-embarks-on-a-nationwide-casting-call-461414/20180125bravo01/

Top Chef has become outrageously creepy and tone-deaf

Is it time for Top Chef to pack its knives and go? After 11 years on the air, and many excellent seasons, the Bravo reality cooking show has turned unbearably creepy, replete with uncomfortable remarks about physical appearance, crass sex jokes and an overdose of dude. The current season is set in Colorado, but it...   ...Read More... https://nypost.com/2018/01/09/top-chef-has-become-outrageously-creepy-and-tone-deaf/

How Has “Top Chef” Lasted 15 Seasons?

Currently, Top Chef is on its fifteenth season, which makes it one of the longest running reality TV shows that can be found on the TV screen. As a result, some people might be curious about what has enabled the cooking competition to survive so long when countless competitors have fallen by the wayside, which is not because of a single reason but rather a number of them. How Has Top Chef Managed to Continue Running So Long? For starters, the judges have managed to master a way of communicating important information to their viewers that leave them satisfied in spite of the fact that they can’t taste the dishes in the same way that say, someone could listen to the singing on American Idol and other singing competitions. This sounds rather simple and straightforward, but, well, suffice to say that an inability to bridge the gap between the presenters and their viewers has killed off more than one reality TV show in the past. READ MORE...

'Top Chef' "Evaluating" John Besh Appearance After Sexual Harassment Allegations

The New Orleans chef stepped down from management of the Besh Restaurant Group earlier this week.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/0H2nMMO7nQM/top-chef-evaluating-john-besh-appearance-sexual-harassment-allegations-1051542