Top Chef is back for Season 15, and this time the cutthroat culinary competition is heading to Colorado. And if you thought the altitude was high in the Centennial State, the pressure, drama, and stakes are even higher when Top Chef returns for a supersized premiere on Thursday, December 7 at 10/9c.
This season, 15 chefs from across the country will compete for the title of Top Chef amid the stunning backdrop of Colorado cities like Denver, Boulder, Telluride, and Aspen. You'll experience sights (the breathtaking Rocky Mountains), cuisine (Rocky Mountain oysters, which are definitely not what you think), and challenges (making an oven in the snow) that we've never seen before on Top Chef.
Host Padma Lakshmi will be back with head judge Tom Colicchio, as well as judges Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot, to determine whose cuisine reigns supreme this season. They will be joined by some of the biggest culinary stars in the country to serve as guest judges throughout the season, including Curtis Stone, Richard Blais, Wylie Dufresne, Michael Voltaggio, Bryan Voltaggio, and Chris Cosentino to help crown the winner of Top Chef.
If the cheftestants can handle the heat and stay in the kitchen, one will be rewarded with $125,000 furnished by S.Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, a feature in FOOD & WINE magazine, a showcase at the annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, and the coveted title of Top Chef.
Check out the full Season 15 supertease above for even more reasons why we're in store for the biggest, most epic installment of Top Chef ever.
As you get ready for the Top Chef Season 15 premiere on Thursday, December 7 at 10/9c, relive last season's winning moment, below.