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Bravo sets 'Top Chef: Seattle' premiere date

By Laura Hertzfeld, EW.com
updated 10:18 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2012
Judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will be back for
Judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will be back for "Top Chef: Seattle."
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Wolfgang Puck is the newest "Top Chef" judge
  • The new season premieres on Bravo November 7
  • This year's crop of 21 contestants are drawn from some of the top local restaurants

(EW.com) -- The tenth iteration of Bravo's popular "Top Chef" series moves northwest this season to Seattle, where host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson, and Emeril Lagasse join newly-named judge Wolfgang Puck to crown the Top Chef in the country.

The new season premieres on Bravo November 7 at 10 p.m.

This year's crop of 21 contestants are drawn from some of the top local restaurants in the U.S., including chefs from Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, and as far away as Hawaii. The complete list of contestants is below.

The web show "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen," hosted by Colicchio, will also return for its second season, Bravo announced Wednesday.

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The 'chef'testants' for season 10 are:

Lizzie Binder, 37 -- Napa, California

Tina Bourbeau, 42 -- New York, New York

Chrissy Camba, 30 -- Chicago, Illinois

Stephanie Cmar, 27 -- Boston, Massachusetts

Micah Fields, 28 -- Los Angeles, California

Eliza Gavin, 38 -- Telluride, Colorado

Anthony Gray, 35 -- Macon, Georgia

Jeffrey Jew, 34 -- Washington, DC

Gina Keatley, 32 -- New York, New York

Kristen Kish, 28 -- Boston, Massachusetts

Danyele McPherson, 31 -- Dallas, Texas

Daniel O'Brien, 32 -- Washington, DC

Carla Pellegrino, 43 -- Las Vegas, Nevada

Jorel Pierce, 28 -- Denver, Colorado

Sheldon Simeon, 30 -- Lahaina, Hawaii

John Tesar, 54 -- Dallas, Texas

Joshua Valentine, 32 -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bart Vandaele, 41 -- Washington, DC

Tyler Wiard, 41 -- Denver, Colorado

Brooke Williamson, 33 -- Los Angeles, California

Kuniko Yagi, 35 -- Los Angeles, California

See the full article at EW.com.

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