Find out where the chefs will be competing.

on Jun 2, 2009 - The Dish0

Sound the trumpets! Or, I guess, hit some pans, we are proud to announced that Top Chef 6 will be in ... LAS VEGAS!

Um, so yeah that's pretty much it. But I think that's enough. Get excited!

- Monica A. Reyhani

106 comments
Kitty
Kitty

Don't care where it is! Can't wait. TCMasters has been great but nothing can beat Top Chef! That would be great if they do next show in Philly.

Kevin
Kevin

They should do this show in Philly. We have great resturants. Vegas sucks.

Beej
Beej

I enjoy Masters but I miss me some Tom!

Viewer
Viewer

when does it come on???????

Darth CHef
Darth CHef

Good to know I was getting a Padma jones after watching TCMasters. I miss Tom too. Not Toby though, I think he should be shown the door. TC doesn't need a "Simon Cowell".

Geneva Qureshi
Geneva Qureshi

The whole show is a FAVOR sensation with the chief's competitiveness,the judge's[Padma,Tom,Gail and the new guy] who make most dishes look scrumptious with their stylish palate's. Kellly Choi is hot & loved the Masters show! Can,t wait for Las Vegas season six with Padma and the gang?

Viewer
Viewer

I can't wait for season 6. My hubby and I are addicted to Top Chef. Masters is ok, but I miss Tom, Padma, and Gail!

Viewer
Viewer

Thought Season 5 was the absolute best. Can't wait for "6". Doesn't matter what city, just want to know when it starts.

Kay
Kay

I can't wait for season 6. i don't care what city its hosted in. How can i find out when it starts? I do not like Top Chef Masters and i won't watch it.

Viewer
Viewer

Since everything in the USA is about who can pay the most, I'd say the sleazy mayor of Las Vegas "bought" season 6 somehow.

Viewer
Viewer

What about Philly?

kimm
kimm

LV, home of the 'All you can eat buffet" !! How sad, they could have chosen a city with real cultural roots, like New Orleans, Sante Fe, Portland Oregon, Boston, Austin Texas, and probably a hundred more ethnic, diverse sites. But, with zero local traditions, it will be interesting to see what challenges they come up with. Now just let us know when to tune in. BTW, TC Masters is genius, nice to see the critics getting critiqued! Now they know it isn't as easy as they thought.

PrincessCaren
PrincessCaren

I lived in Vegas for 6 years it is a great showcase for chef's but I think there are so many other cities that would have been a better choice. Austin TX is where I'm right now and this would be a great city for it.

When does the new season start????

Denver foodie
Denver foodie

Vegas will be great as its become somewhat more classy in the past few years-there are a lot of great restaurants there now backed by famous chefs. Not quite as many all you can eat buffets anymore. If I had a choice though, it would be Denver all the way!

Big Time
Big Time

I think Detroit would be a great place for a season. The "Motor City" is on the way out, and it needs something new to save Detroit. Besides, these chefs are experts with knives, they would be one of the few people that would be safe.

Wild Wayne
Wild Wayne

When, when, when????? Can't wait for season 6!

Viewer
Viewer

I agree - Cleveland should be on the list for next season!! We have got many amazing restaurants - top notch - Tremont, Ohio City, SHaker Square and yes, even Chagrin and Beachwood have amazing amazing restaurants. Lots of local love and flavors here.

p.s. How do you find out about opportunities to attend tastings or events where the chef's cook?

Michelle in Cleveland
Michelle in Cleveland

Yeah Cleveland OH would have been a great choice! We are home to Iron Chef Michael Symon and his 2 restaurants as well as The Great Lakes Brewing Company, known for its fabulous beers! What a great episode that would make...Must use Great Lakes beer in your food! Just like the do at the brewery's restaurant....beer brats, salad dressing made from beer, etc. We also are home to the Cleveland Chop House which serves the BEST filet mignon I have EVER eaten....sooo good, melts in your mouth. Not to mention home of Lebron James. Can you imagine an episode with the King James that would benefit one of his local charities. That would be awesome!!!!!

Michelle in Cleveland OH
Michelle in Cleveland OH

Yeah Cleveland would have been a great choice. We have a Whole Foods market and we are home to the current Iron Chef's Michael Symon and his 2 restaurants as well as the Great Lakes Brewing Company. What a great episode that would make! Having the cheftestants use the Great Lakes beer in their food! Just like they do at the brewery's restaurant. Beer brats, salad dressing made from beer, etc....

Gary
Gary

Disapointed! When I think of food, I think of the rivers that flow with salmon and trout of the great lakes. I think of the farmer on his hands and knees checking the soil to ensure his crops are the best locally where he can sell them himself with pride knowing he did good. The fields of beef grazing under a sky that never ends. Grandmas farms, where the chicken still run wild (until dinner time). I picture the whole family at the farmers market planning a special saturday night or sunday meal. NO! not now! Its the lights of Las Vegas. The place of lies and deceit. A world thats like a trap. Where once you go in, leaving is next to imposible.....So what kind of show can I expect? I gasp at the thought.

Viewer
Viewer

I agree... worst choice for a "reality" TV show. Las Vegas is a waste in most ways. Expect more phoniness.

Viewer
Viewer

Las Vegas should be fun to watch, if you concentrate on techniques and prep of the food. Concentrating on love stories and editing the show to confuse the audience is all wrong. The best performers through out the entire series should count for something, like possible tie breakers for those in the decision on which of the "two to be removed in this show". Also for me if Toby the sarcastic critic is on this season, I'm afraid that will do me in, and I have watched for every show and every season.

Viewer
Viewer

Hosting the show in Las Vegas really sends a terrible message--that it's ok to be wasteful and self indulgent; and that that's what modern cooking is all about. Nothing grows or is raised in Las Vegas--everything is shipped in, which is an environmental disaster. I understand that it's just entertainment, but with the climate of the country now, hosting the show in a city where the chefs could work with local farmers, talk about sustainability, etc. would have been more logical and appropriate.

Viewer
Viewer

I live in Las Vegas and am pretty disappointed that everyone is upset that it's going to be here. Las Vegas has tons of variety for culinary choices. We have everything here! We're the whole world wrapped up into one long stretch of road! When people think of Vegas they think of parting. But Vegas is much more than that. I think Las Vegas is a great choice!

twin pigeon
twin pigeon

Las Vegas????? It's a great place for "Greatest Hit's" dining, but no access to local, sustainable products. I would've like to have seen it take place somewhere in middle america. What about Kentucky?

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Viewer

should have been san francisco

Karen
Karen

Las Vegas, get real....so disappointing!

What organic garden grows at 115F...what livestock lives in the desert (snakes and lizards?)....there are so many places great places you could have chosen.

Yes, Vegas has satellite restaurants of famous chefs, so I guess you guys pick it for easy bookings.

Please don't "jump the shark" on successful show....we have already seen a show in LV...it was The Real World and it sucked!!!

Jebson
Jebson

Does anyone know when season 6 will air?

Teacup
Teacup

Is it a secret when season 6 begins?????????

patricia
patricia

I would of thought New Orleans or Savanah, but believe it or not Cleveland Oh, is a very diverse city and it would also be a great place. The city is all about food. There isnt any kind of food you cant find. There are food festivals year long. Would love to see their take on Paprikash or Pierogi,s, Corned Beef, Perch and Walleye. Very tired of monkfish. Who eats that anyway?

Viewer
Viewer

Very disappointed. There are so many multicultural cities in this country that could have been chosen. Why Vegas? It's all glitz, hype and fake. Where will the contestants shop for FRESH produce and protein? In every city previously chosen, there was always talk of it's history and ethnic influences on local fare. Not much in the line of true historical influences for culinary masterpieces in Las Vegas. I thought TC was of a higher level. Yes, I probably will watch, as I do like the show. I only hope the producers will do a better job next season.

Darci
Darci

Does anyone know when the new Top Chef season 6 will be starting?

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Viewer

'scuse me... LAS VEGAS??? Why not America's finest city, San Diego Ca? I mean come on guys,imagination is key in the Top Chef's recipes,shouldn't the host city selected be just as imaginative?

sara
sara

Why not New Orleans? Maybe next season?

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Viewer

Las Vegas. Humph! What a lack of creativity and initiative. It is so obviously where all the losers hang out. Give the country a break. Is this just another attempt to yet screw up another good show?

Mother Hubbard
Mother Hubbard

I think a city with a great culinary history and ambiance—and one that isn't everyone's first thought—would be Baltimore. With its port connections, a variety of ethnic areas, and the beauty of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore would be an ideal location and would surprise a lot of viewers not familiar with it.

Jackie Thompson
Jackie Thompson

does anyone know if padma is judgeing this year?will padma be back next year?thanks jackie thompson

Mattmon1
Mattmon1

I understand the Vegas haters but I do think this gives the show some outstanding opportunities for Larger than life events/challenges. It should be fun. One problem I would see would be if they also use the desert for challenges they could detract from such opportunities in Arizona, NM, etc, if the show moves there down the road-yet they could use this as a chance to hit all those spots as one challenge short trips(?)

Gonzo
Gonzo

Quote: "HoHum Las Vegas?! That is very anticlimatic and a bit of deja vu because it was where the Season 1 finale was held. It's a town of illusion, soullessness and polyester clothing. Are there any fresh markets available or is everything vacuum packed? So - big deal. Yawn. "

We Have a Winnah!

Jim
Jim

What about the Midwest?

St. Louis? Kansas City?

Missing out on some great stuff here...

-Jim

Viewer
Viewer

Will Chef Anthony Bourdain possibly be a guest judge? Love the show. Looking forward to the 6th season in Vegas.

Viewer
Viewer

l.v. silly choice; new orleans maybe a better choice, ? boston, washdc, phili, st louis, probably any other smaller city.

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Viewer

Let's hope the quality of the chefs and the food they create greatly surpasses the quality of the selected city.

bryce
bryce

What about Providence? The gourmet food capital!!! AND there are 2 Whole Food here that are less than a mile away from each other...

Mn Foodie
Mn Foodie

I would have loved to se it in new orleans....I totally agree that LV is an outpost- hey what about Memphis?

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Viewer

I am also disappointed in Vegas as the choice. When you think of cities and their specialities Vegas doesnt come to my mind. Somewhere in Texas would have been nice. Their is a lot of variety to choose from.

Al Mario
Al Mario

Philadelphia has some fantastic restaurants and chefs that would be a great choice....From SW Florida awaiting season 6 have a great day!!

Michele
Michele

Top Chef used to be one of my favorite shows, but after Hosea won last season I do not think I will be watching again.

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Viewer

vegas will be great-- how about someplace a little different next time.. austin texas....????