Top Chef: Colorado is now 100% official! Season 15 of the Bravo culinary competition is going to premiere on Thursday, December 7 starting at 10:00 p.m. Eastern, and there’s obviously a great deal to be excited about here. This is the premier cooking competition on television per us at CarterMatt — it’s creative, intense, diverse, and at times funny when it makes sense to be. The judges are there to provide honest, thoughtful critique, and you don’t feel like you’re just seeing the same thing year after year in comparison to some of the other shows that are out there on the schedule.
According to a Bravo press release, “the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series [this time around] will follow 15 diverse chefs from across the country as they battle it out for the coveted title amid the breathtaking landscapes and thriving culinary scenes in Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen. Host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio return to the judges table alongside Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot.” This gives you a small sense of what is coming in terms of locations, and it also tells you that the main judges from last season are all going to be coming back.
In terms of the premiere date, what we love about the show airing over the course of the holidays is that, for starters, it actually gives us something to write about and discuss. It’s also just a fun show, and it won’t weigh you down or depress you while you are in the process of preparing to celebrate the holidays with your friends and family.
Now in terms of some of what is actually coming this season in terms of highlights the trailer below offers you up a little more insight when it comes to that. This is a season that will feature the chefs being forced to cook outdoors, to deal with the challenges of making food at different elevations, and also one where there will be tough challenges and a wide array of different cuisine — including, of course, Rocky Mountain oysters. You are also going to see a revamped version of Last Chance Kitchen, which is honestly not something that really needs that much of an innovation since it works really well in its current format. Nonetheless, sometimes shows do want to change things up and try new ideas — it keeps the creative juices flowing and we do understand that. Personally, for now we’re just thrilled that there doesn’t appear to be any sort of returning chef twist going on at the moment where it seems inherently unfair for half of the contestants taking part — that’s what seemed to be going on for the better part of last season.
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