Top Chef Season 16

Premiere Date, Episode Guide

Top Chef season 16 started airing on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Get a brief email if and when the next season is announced. Make sure to come back to where we’ll have season recap and discussion.

List of Episodes

most recent episode S16E1 The Fastest 2 Minutes In Cooking

next episode S16E2 Bourbon, Barrels And Burgoo

S16E3 Naughty And Nice

S16E4 Episode 4


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Top Chef's Tom Colicchio Struggles With Anthony Bourdain's Suicide: "The Best Was Yet to Come" - via Bravotv

Colicchio, like many others, does not feel any sense of resolution yet surrounding the tragedy. “We are all grappling with the fact that it's hard to understand how he was in that dark place and didn't find help, and I feel really bad that his best friend had to find him," he said. "It's so rough, and I don't know how to process it."

Anthony Bourdain Redefined How TV Presents Chefs and Tackles Food Shows - via Infosurhoy

“He stood up for the truth and told us stories from every corner of the world, unapologetically,” Joo said. “His raw style and candor made him a true pioneer for food, travel, and television, merging the three genres into an adventure that made the world a little smaller, connecting us all.”

Michael Voltaggio Reveals the Secret to Winning Bravo's Top Chef and It's Actually Really Simple - via Bravotv

That's a skill that not every chef out there has mastered. "It's hard because some people, like people who aren't cooking every single day, you can actually see it not be natural," Voltaggio explained, citing what he saw while watching one recent cooking show that wasn't Top Chef. "If you don't have the instincts of a cook to understand in that moment, then you probably shouldn't be there in the first place."

Padma Lakshmi Just Started Filming Top Chef in Kentucky... And She Already Needs a "Cleanse" - via Bravotv

So where does that leave Padma? Well, rather overindulged... already. Padma shared on Instagram a short video of her visit to Louisville's Lueberry Acai, where she scooped up a colorful fruit-filled acai bowl to help moderate her fatty food intake. She captioned her post: When all of the loaded tater tots & hot chicken catches up with you." And she used hashtags including #cleanse and #healthyish. 

Michael Voltaggio Is Very "Curious" About Top Chef Season 16's Location - via Bravotv

Kentucky is known for its bourbon and barbecue, but fans can expect to see so much more when Top Chef explores the thriving culinary scenes of Louisville, Lexington, and Lake Cumberland next season. “We are always looking for rising culinary destinations and are looking forward to planting our flag in Kentucky and soaking up a diverse region of the country that we haven’t yet explored on Top Chef,” Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media, said in a statement when the location of Top Chef Season 16 was announced in February. “Kentucky has a strong food identity and we know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the bourgeoning culinary scene, known for its innovative takes on Southern cuisine, melding flavors, and use of Kentucky’s agricultural bounty.”

Fan Buzz

Here si a simple mac and chese resipe i think you would like its my own i take nudles cook them then cut up for types of cheses and put in velveta a lettle salt and peper with some chives then i make a brown gravy and take after baking and mixing the rest 375 for 20 to 25 min i take the brown gravy with a brush and brush it on the top of the mac and chese then i put it back in the oven for 10 min. Good one!!! I was hooked... Ilan played it safe through the entire competition with his "Spanish Cuisine. The show starts off with a Quickfire challenge, which I consider the preamble to the show.


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Carl Knutson
Carl Knutson
5 days 8 hours ago

This is one of my favorite shows and tonite was awesome

Carol Knutson
Carol Knutson
5 days 8 hours ago

This is one of my favorite shows and tonight was awesome