‘Top Chef’ Season 13 Plans a California Road Trip

Top Chef Season 13 Does a California Tour
‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi and head judge Tom Colicchio (Photo by: Tommy Garcia / Bravo)

Bravo’s taking Top Chef to six California cities for season 13 when filming gets underway this spring. Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oakland, and the Greater Palm Springs are included on the Top Chef road trip, and the season is also set to include California chefs as well as California culinary stars and celebrities as guest judges.

After 12 seasons, Top Chef sits at the top of the list of the most popular cable culinary competition series.

“The entire food landscape has transformed in the 10 years since Top Chef first launched,” stated Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media. “What better way to explore where it all started then to head out to California, one of the top culinary destinations in the world, for an unprecedented six-city expedition.”

“The Golden State truly is the ‘land of wine and food.’ California is the ultimate destination and viewers will see first-hand the abundance and diversity of the state’s fresh produce offerings, world-class chefs and renowned dining experiences within our iconic cities, wine regions and agricultural communities,” added Caroline Beteta, president & CEO of Visit California.

-By Rebecca Murray

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