Season 16 of Top Chef premieres on December 6, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and 8 p.m. CT, on the Bravo network. For those who do not have a cable subscription or don’t have login information, you may be looking for other ways to watch the show. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch Bravo on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following over-the-top, cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
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If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
For more information on the new season of Top Chef, read on below for episode descriptions, cast details and more.
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 LOCATION: This season was filmed in areas of Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, and Lake Cumberland.
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 CONTESTANTS: On season 16, most of the contestants will be new faces, but there will be three returning contestants as well. The contestants are:
Kelsey Barnard Clark
Edmund “Eddie” Konrad
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 EPISODE 1: The premiere episode is titled “The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking” and the description of the premiere reads, “In Kentucky, 15 chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the ride of their lives; the chefs must make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of 200 at a Kentucky Derby party; Churchill Downs’ own chef David Danielson serves as guest judge.”
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 EPISODE 2: Episode 2 of the new season is titled “Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo” and it airs on December 13,2018. The plot synopsis of the premiere states, “A pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings; the chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest U.S. distillery, to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics, including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes, and dumplings.”
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 EPISODE 3: The third episode is titled “Naughty and Nice” and the episode 3 description reads, “Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson present a Quickfire challenge; chef Eric Ripert sits down with the chefs to enjoy a traditional French Christmas dinner; Padma tells the chefs they’re missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel.”
“TOP CHEF” SEASON 16 EPISODE 4: “Surprise…It’s Restaurant Wars” is the title of episode 4. The description of the episode reads, “The Restaurant Wars challenge comes early this year; first, the chefs duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire; with 12 chefs remaining, three restaurants battle for victory; Tom makes an announcement that leaves the chefs breathless.”
“TOP CHEF” 2018 JUDGES & HOST: Padma Lakshmi returns as the host, with Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, and Nilou Motamed as the judges. Gail Simmons also returns as a judge, but she doesn’t make as many appearances, as she was pregnant during filming.