BRAVO MEDIA'S "TOP CHEF" PACKS ITS KNIVES AND HEADS TO COLORADO FOR SEASON 15
NEW YORK - March 22, 2017 - Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning "Top Chef" sets its sights high and heads to the state of Colorado for season 15. Production will begin this spring with a new batch of talented chefs battling it out for the coveted title amongst the breathtaking landscapes and thriving culinary scenes in Denver, Boulder and Telluride. Set to premiere later this year, the series returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, along with Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot at the judges table. The announcement was made today in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office and the Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media.
"We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season," said Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media. "Our new cheftestants will have an abundance of inspiration to pull from as they cook amid the awe-inspiring scenery and explore the bourgeoning culinary scenes from cities to mountain resorts."
Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office adds, "Colorado is the ideal locale for 'Top Chef's' first visit to the Rocky Mountains, and we cannot wait for viewers to experience the scenic beauty, hospitality and vibrancy of some of our thriving culinary destinations, including The Mile High City of Denver, Boulder and Telluride."
"Top Chef" is the number one food show on cable among P25-54 in 2017-to-date. The season 14 finale (3/1/17), which crowned Brooke Williamson (Los Angeles, California) "Top Chef," hit season highs among all key demos, delivering 2.2 million total viewers, 1.3 million P25-54 and 1.1 million P18-49. The finale was also the most watched episode in over three years (Nielsen, Live+3; since season 11 finale on 2/5/14).
The series is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Casey Kriley and Doneen Arquines serving as executive producers.
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