Hard to believe, but the newest installment of Bravo's Top Chef will mark eleven seasons for the Emmy and James Beard award-winning show. Head Judge Tom Colicchio and Host Padma Lakshmi will return Wednesday, October 2 where "chef'testants' will again compete for a $125,000 cash prize, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the title of "Top Chef."
This season's venue will be one of America's top foodie cities - New Orleans. Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson will return with New Orleans' own Emeril Lagasse as judges. The contestants will be tasked with serving up food for top entertainers, culinary stars and celebrity guest judges including: Jon Favreau, Lea Michele, Anthony Mackie, Questlove, Leah Chase, Paul Prudhomme, Jacques Pepin, David Chang, John Besh, and Eddie Huang as well as local legends Kermit Ruffins and Dr. John.
Check out the Top Chef New Orleans Season 11 Contestants.
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