The 'Top Chef' Finale Is Heading To…

Plus: watch a first-look at what's to come on Season 12.

Get ready to pack your knives and go!

Bravo is thrilled to announce Top Chef will be heading south of the border to Mexico for the first time ever for this season's spicy finale.

The three episodes will begin airing January 28 at 9p ET/PT. Watch a preview of all the action that's yet to come above.

Tempers and temperatures are sure to rise in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where the final three will learn which chef from Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will be rejoining the competition. The knives will come out as the cheftestants battle for $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the annual Food & Wine classic in Aspen and the prestigious title of Top Chef!

There will be plenty of bold-faced names making special appearances, too. Upcoming guest judges and diners include Chef Barbara Lynch, Top Chef season 10 winner Kristen Kish, New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, culinary legend Jacques Pepin, Harvard Professor Michael Brenner, and many other award-winning chefs, including Enrique Olvera and Sean Brock.

Plus, our Emmy Award-winning, groundbreaking digital video series Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen returns December 10 at 11p ET/PT on Bravotv.com with an epic two-part season premiere.

The first six eliminated chefs return to the kitchen to face off in a battle royale with only one chef advancing. In each of the subsequent weeks, the eliminated Cheftestant will go head to head in a pressure-filled contest competing for redemption and the ultimate prize: a spot in the Top Chef finale. Tom Colicchio hosts the series.

Fans can follow the Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen challenges and join the social conversation by seeing what the Cheftestants have to say during the competition. Follow Top Chef on Twitter and Facebook for more details.

After next week’s hiatus, Top Chef returns December 3 at 10p ET/PT with the highly anticipated Restaurant Wars episode. The chefs are split into two teams and given one day to open their own pop-up restaurants in this iconic Top Chef challenge. They must handle everything from creating menus and restaurant décor to training the wait staff in order to serve 100 diners—including Top Chef alums Kristen Kish and Stephanie Cmar, as well as acclaimed restaurateur and guest judge Barbara Lynch. Egos and dishes collide in the kitchen when the chefs scramble to work together. But when an ingredient goes missing and a dish is altered without the chef’s approval, will it make or break the restaurant? Tune in to find out.

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