Top Chef

Top Chef returns this December: 15 new chefs vying for the coveted title

Top Chef embarks on an epic culinary adventure through the state of Colorado for season 15, kicking off on Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm, express from the U.S.

This season, 15 diverse chefs from across the country will compete for the title of Top Chef amid the stunning backdrop of Colorado cities like Denver, Boulder, Telluride, and Aspen. You’ll experience sights (the breathtaking Rocky Mountains), cuisine (Rocky Mountain oysters, which are definitely not what you think), and challenges (making an oven in the snow) that we’ve never seen before on Top Chef.

Host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio return to the judges table alongside Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot to determine whose cuisine reigns supreme this season.

Throughout the season, the chefs will be tasked with serving up food for culinary stars including Curtis Stone (Head Judge of Top Chef Jr.), Naomi Pomeroy, Richard Blais (Top Chef: All-Stars Winner), John Besh, Bruce and Eric Bromberg, David Kinch, Adam Perry Lang, Johnny Iuzzini, Wylie Dufresne, Paul Liebrandt, Michael Voltaggio (Top Chef Season Six Winner), Bryan Voltaggio (Top Chef Masters Finalist), Chris Cosentino (Top Chef Masters Season Four Winner) and Nilou Motamed.

Top Chef’s Emmy-Winning digital companion series Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen also returns for season seven with unprecedented twists and turns, and for the first time ever will launch before the season begins on Friday, November 31.

Hosted by Tom Colicchio, ‘cheftestants’ face-off in a pressure-filled head-to-head battle for the ultimate prize – redemption and a spot in back in the competition. The digital series will be available to watch on

The sizzling new season of Top Chef premieres express from the U.S. on Friday, December 8 at 8:30pm.