Season 12 of Top Chef: Boston
premieres October 15, 2014. Check out all the cast photos to see which contestants are in it to win it in the kitchen ... Let's start with James Rigato, 29 – White Lake, Michigan. (Facebook) Rigato started off at age 14 years old as a dishwasher and enrolled in culinary school at 17. He's earned many awards from his contemporary American cuisine.