We are delighted to share the news that yes, long-running cooking competition series “Top Chef” will return in 2022. Cook, author, and show host Padma Lakshmi confirmed the news. Returning to Houston, Top Chef season 19 will also use the revolving table of judges made of previous contestants and winners. Tiffany Derry, Hung Huynh, Stephanie Izard, Melissa King, Kristen Kish, Kwame Onwuachi, Sam Talbot, Brooke Williamson, and Claudette Zepeda are set to appear, with more names coming.
Chef and judge Tom Colicchio also shared the news.
Season 18 was unique, in that the series continued to film during the pandemic. They utilized protocols in order to keep contestants and crew safe. Including doing away with the large-scale challenges (like cook for this museum’s big donor party, etc.). It was pretty successful, all things considered.
We look forward to seeing what BRAVO and co dish up.
“Top Chef” season 19 will premiere on March 3rd, 2022.