Season 18 will feature a rotating judging and dining panel made up of All Star winners and finalists, including Gregory and Kristen, as well as Richard Blais, Carrie Baird, Nina Compton, Tiffany Derry, Melissa King, Edward Lee, Kwame Onwuachi, Amar Santana, Dale Talde, and Brooke Williamson.
Both Gregory and Kristen shared a behind-the-scenes photo of them hanging out together, and added in some insight into bonding on set.
"When in Portland filming @bravotopchef, it’s only fitting to take a sunny Sunday stroll with Portland’s #TopChef. #FoundOurLight #topchefbubble #friendsforever. Catching up and digging deep with you is nourishing @gg30000. Thank you for the walk around your city," Kristen shared on Instagram.
Gregory also elaborated on the deep and personal conversations they've been having during filming. "A long walk and a good talk with an old friend. Topics included being openly gay in the industry, inclusion and representation in the kitchen and plans to do our part. @kristenlkish forever. We are currently in the Top Chef bubble," he said.
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