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Here’s Why Top Chef’s Kwame Onwuachi Says Season 19’s Chefs Were “Definitely Inspiring”

Find out what the cheftestants bring to the table during the Quickfire Challenge as the competition heats up in this exclusive preview of the April 14 episode.

By Anita Abedian
African Spice and Everything Nice

Bravo's Top Chef has a new batch of cheftestants vying for the top title in Houston, as they put their culinary expertise to the test in Season 19. And guest judge Kwame Onwuachi, who appeared in Season 13 of Bravo's Top Chef before returning as an All Star judge in Season 18, along with Houston chef Ope Amosu, are ready to introduce the chefs to the Quickfire Challenge that will have the contestants putting their own twist on traditional Nigerian cuisine in the above first look exclusive to Bravo Insider.

How to Watch

Watch the Top Chef Season 21 premiere on Wednesday, March 20 at 9/8c on Bravo and next day on Peacock.

"Houston is home to one of the largest Nigerian populations in the country," host Padma Lakshmi says in the Bravo Insider video, above. "Both Ope and Kwame are at the forefront of bringing Nigerian cuisine to a wider American audience." She later invites the chefs to taste the wide array of ingredients and Nigerian dishes on display in preparation for the 30-minute Quickfire.

"I feel inspired," says cheftestant Damarr Brown, going on to add, "I want to go for it."

As Kwame notes in the preview clip, above, the chefs certainly brought their impressive culinary abilities to the table, with Padma, Ope, and Kwame trying each of their final dishes. "To see you transform these ingredients and still put your spin on it was definitely inspiring," says Kwame.

Check out the full Bravo Insider clip, above, to see the Season 19 cheftestants face off in the challenge and get a taste of what they cook up for the competition.

And you won't believe what challenge Tom Colicchio tasks the eliminated cheftestants with in order to re-enter Season 19 of Top Chef in Bravo Insider's exclusive first look at the upcoming episode of Last Chance Kitchen, below.

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