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When is next Top Chef anything?

sasha1 Jun 11, 2012 08:02 PM

Regular or Just Desserts. Does anyone know when seasons 10 and 3, respectively, begin airing? I've been watching 80 plates and it is barely scratching the itch.

  1. iL Divo Jul 9, 2012 11:57 AM

    never watched 80 plates.
    do love TC Masters

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    1. re: iL Divo
      hobbess Jul 14, 2012 07:23 PM

      Instead of 80 plates, I wish they would have shown a season of Top Chef Canada. That's why I thought they had the head judge of Top Chef Canada as one of the judges in the finals for Top Chef Texas.

    2. chefhound Jun 17, 2012 09:01 PM

      I was reading Food & Wine and noticed an ad with Jen Carroll. It mentioned that she is shooting something called "Bravo Life After Top Chef". Not sure when it's airing but it appears that Bravo is following some former contestants around to see how things have been going since the show.

      Here's a brief mention on Eater.com

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      1. re: chefhound
        cwdonald Jun 18, 2012 09:26 AM

        She was... they were following her around in Philadelphia. Also announced today was that her new restaurant "Concrete Blonde" has been put on hold. Seems she forgot to secure a location.

        1. re: chefhound
          ChefJune Jun 18, 2012 11:37 AM

          "beloved Cheftestant" - Spike Mendelsohn? Beloved by whom? his mother???

          1. re: ChefJune
            huiray Jun 18, 2012 01:19 PM

            Well, at least some folks other than his mother think well of him... :-)
            (A few links...just some of those out there...)

        2. LindaWhit Jun 12, 2012 01:47 PM

          As FoodPop said, TCM4 starts July 25th. Here's the bios - two returning TCMs, Art Smith and Debbie Gold.


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          1. re: LindaWhit
            Dee S Jun 13, 2012 07:36 AM

            Of course Linda would have the goods!! I just checked out the contestants for TCM and am exc ited for this season to start! What a pool of talent! This will be another great season!

            1. re: LindaWhit
              chicgail Jun 13, 2012 09:02 AM

              But Curtis Stone is hosting again. All hope is lost.

              I wish he would just go back to picking up housewives at the grocery store.

              1. re: chicgail
                LindaWhit Jun 13, 2012 09:05 AM


                1. re: chicgail
                  huiray Jun 14, 2012 05:01 AM

                  Don't you know His new moniker is Australian Blond Bombshell?
                  So sez Hugh Unibrow.

                2. re: LindaWhit
                  Joanie Jun 13, 2012 09:34 AM

                  Wasn't Thierry and/or Lorena on before? Or just judges on other Top Chef shows?

                  1. re: Joanie
                    LindaWhit Jun 13, 2012 09:43 AM

                    I *think* Thierry was only a judge. I also thought Lorena was a returnee but I guess not.

                    1. re: Joanie
                      dave_c Jun 13, 2012 01:17 PM

                      Thierry was a contestant on TCM 2.

                      1. re: Joanie
                        512window Jun 13, 2012 03:34 PM

                        I thogght Lorena was on before also, but I am confusing Lorena Garcia with Carmen Gonzales. Carmen actually beat Thierry in the season 2 episode where they made birthday dinner for Mekhi Phifer.

                      2. re: LindaWhit
                        James Cristinian Jun 13, 2012 03:54 PM

                        One of the contestants is Kerry Heffernan. I wonder if he is any relation to Carrie Heffernan of King of Queens, which by coincidence is on right now.

                        1. re: James Cristinian
                          Joanie Jun 14, 2012 04:22 AM

                          I've been wondering why I knew that chef. But I only knew the King of Queens character, haha.

                          1. re: James Cristinian
                            ChefJune Jun 18, 2012 11:35 AM

                            Kerry Heffernan was the original Exec Chef at Eleven Madison Park. I don't know if he's related to Carrie....

                          2. re: LindaWhit
                            ChefJune Jun 18, 2012 11:34 AM

                            mmmm looks good. I know a few of them, and their food. Interesting lineup. ;)

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                            FoodPopulist Jun 11, 2012 08:26 PM

                            Top Chef Masters, Season 4, is supposed to premiere July 25.

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                            1. re: FoodPopulist
                              sasha1 Jun 11, 2012 09:16 PM

                              I just saw this thread farther down the list, and I am a happy girl! Are they going to do another season of Desserts? I liked that one too. I'm for basically everything in that franchise...

                              1. re: FoodPopulist
                                Shrinkrap Jun 18, 2012 12:42 AM


                              2. chris2269 Jun 11, 2012 08:20 PM

                                Top Chef had casting calls for season 10 in Feb, and Started filming in May. So I believe it starts late fall Novemberish.

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                                1. re: chris2269
                                  christy319 Jun 12, 2012 04:08 PM

                                  Here's the latest on the upcoming season of Top Chef:

                                  1. re: christy319
                                    huiray Jul 8, 2012 02:30 PM

                                    Updates on Top Chef Seattle:
                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8314... and downwards from there.

                                  2. re: chris2269
                                    chicgail Jun 13, 2012 04:08 AM

                                    I sure hope it's less gimmicky and promotion-driven than Texas. Real Housewives. PeeWee Herman. Chipping food out of ice. Yuck.

                                    1. re: chicgail
                                      christy319 Jun 13, 2012 11:40 AM

                                      I hope that too, but I doubt it.

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                                        vlcal61 Jul 9, 2012 02:20 AM

                                        Hate. Real. Housewives anything. Food in ice = incredibly stupid
                                        BUT, can't have the Alamo without Pee Wee Herman. Please god, all I ask in no Kadashians.

                                        1. re: vlcal61
                                          John E. Jul 9, 2012 11:50 AM

                                          Of course we can have the Alamo without Pee Wee Herman. It existed for 250 years before that pervert began showing up on television and films.

                                        2. re: chicgail
                                          gingershelley Jul 9, 2012 07:04 PM

                                          I don't think it will be - apparently, Canlis - a very good local resto was 'closed for a private event' last week - windows papered over even. Someone quizzed the valet guy guarding the door about what was up, and he said 'they are filming a mayonnaise commercial'. Think it might not have been far from the truth!

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