The contestants, who’re a mixture of cooks from Bravo’s model of the present in addition to 10 worldwide editions, will compete all through London, hitting iconic areas reminiscent of Highclere Citadel (the place Downton Abbey was filmed) earlier than the finale, which is able to happen in Paris. That is the primary time High Chef has spent a whole season abroad, however whereas the sequence visits new locations, followers will see some acquainted faces. Host Padma Lakshmi, head decide Tom Colicchio and decide Gail Simmons are all set to return.
“A lot of you have got been asking when #TopChef will return and I’m pleased to report it’ll be premiering Thursday, March ninth, on @bravotv ✨ and this time we’re worldwide, child!” Lakshimi, 52, captioned a number of images by way of Instagram on Wednesday, January 25. “It’s a worldwide All Stars Season and I imply it once I say filming in London was one of many highlights of my High Chef career. I can’t anticipate you guys to see it!!”
American audiences will acknowledge 4 of the cooks from Bravo’s High Chef. Buddha Lo was the season 19 winner whereas Season 13 alum Amar Santana, season 16’s Sara Bradley and Daybreak Burrell from season 18 had been every finalists of their respective years. Their rivals will come from completely different iterations of the present set in France, Brazil, Germany, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Thailand and the Center East/North Africa.
Not one of the cooks are from the U.Okay., which is able to make their challenges slightly tougher. The cooks shall be tasked with placing their spins on iconic British staples from Beef Wellington and biscuits to pub meals and afternoon tea.
The cheftestants must convey their A-game for the quickest Elimination Problem in High Chef historical past and hit all the right notes cooking Indian meals for Lakshimi and the judges.
Along with Colicchio, Lakshmi and Simmons, distinguished judges from the worldwide editions will make appearances. Anticipate to see Aquiles Chavez (decide, High Chef Mexico), Hélène Darroze (decide, High Chef France), Lorna Maseko (host, High Chef South Africa), Martha Ortiz (decide, High Chef Mexico) and Dave Zilber (decide, High Chef Canada).
The solid should additionally impress a rotation of esteemed world culinary specialists, together with Gaggan Anand, Sam Bompas, Tom Brown, Jeremy Chan, Brett Graham, Max Halley, Adam Dealing with, Angela Hartnett, Graham Hornigold,Judy Joo, Asma Khan, Santiago Lastra, Greg Marchand, Clare Smyth, Kirk Westaway, Andrew Wong and Paul A. Younger. Chef Alain Ducasse additionally makes a uncommon look within the season 20 finale.
The High Chef all-stars aren’t simply searching for approval; they’re taking part in for an enormous prize. The successful chef shall be topped High Chef World All-Star, take residence $250,000, star in a function in Meals & Wine and make an look on the fortieth annual Meals & Wine Basic in Aspen.
To deal with the epic showdown, the reality series wants supersized episodes. Every installment shall be one hour and quarter-hour.
High Chef season 20 premieres on Bravo Thursday, March 9. Episodes shall be obtainable the subsequent day on Peacock.
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