‘Top Chef: Houston’ Season 19: 5 things you need to know about Bravo cooking show

The show will feature chefs putting their unique spin on renowned regional dishes, while simultaneously immersing themselves in the ethnic mix defining Houston's culinary culture


                            ‘Top Chef: Houston’ Season 19: 5 things you need to know about Bravo cooking show
‘Top Chef: Houston’ is a cooking reality show (@padmalakshmi/Instagram)
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The nineteenth season of the American reality cooking show 'Top Chef' is set in Houston. Houston, Texas' most ethnically and culturally rich city, is the setting for Bravo's Emmy-winning culinary show 'Top Chef'. Fifteen of the country's best chefs will fight for the championship by innovating with Houston's most popular meals. In 'Top Chef'' Season 19, everything will be bigger and better. Prepare for the count down, in which we watch our contestants battling to bring out the best in themselves. Rushing around the kitchen, bumping into each other, striving for the prestigious title of best.

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But before we get into the specifics of this show, you might want to check out similar shows like 'Nailed It!', ‘Family Food Fight’, and ‘The Chef Show’.

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When does ‘Top Chef: Houston’ Season 19 release and where can you watch it?

‘Top Chef: Houston’ Season 19, a Bravo cooking competition series, will premiere on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 7 pm.


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What all is ‘Top Chef: Houston’ all about? 

According to Bravo, "In the all-new season, the chefs will put their expert take on iconic regional dishes, while also being immersed in the ethnic diversity that has come to define Houston’s culinary identity.  With the city being home to the largest Nigerian population in the country, the chefs will be put to the test for a quickfire spotlighting Nigerian cuisine and an elimination challenge tasking them to feed Houstonians at an Asian Night Market that draws inspiration from some of the cities’ largest Asian communities. The chefs must also mess with Houston, Texas by putting their own spin on beloved staples including BBQ, biscuits, queso, and the classic Tex-Mex original, the fajita, which was popularized in the city. Houston is home to infinite possibilities as the chefs create space-friendly dishes for former astronauts, and head out to the Gulf with Tom for an unforgettable fishing experience. Taking inspiration from Top Chef France’s most difficult challenge, Padma tests the chefs to create two dishes that look identical but taste completely different. The competition’s signature challenge, Restaurant Wars, ups the ante with an open kitchen concept where the chefs must cook for a full dining room of guests, while also catering to an intimate tasting table for the judges. From paying tribute to the state’s female trailblazers to hosting a block party fundraiser to preserve Freedmen’s town, the culinary showdown from 15 to 1 'Top Chef', is one for the history books."

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Who stars on ‘Top Chef: Houston’ season 19?

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi will judge and host the show. She is a New York Times best-selling author and Emmy-nominated television host, producer, and cuisine expert. Lakshmi is also the creator, host, and executive producer of 'Taste the Nation', a critically praised Hulu series that won the Critics Choice Award in 2021. 


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There will be two head judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. World-renowned chefs will serve as guest judges on the show.

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‘Top Chef: Houston’ season 19 is produced by Magical Elves. 

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