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Get ready to hit the road for Top Chef Season 13! Bravo is thrilled to unveil the host city for the next edition of our Emmy-winning series. Make that...cities! California will serve as the homebase this time around, with Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi and Richard Blais touring the Golden State to find the nation's next great culinary talent. Season 13 will return to San Francisco and Los Angeles, where the series began, while also making stops in San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oakland, and the Greater Palm Springs area.

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Episode 15 Season 12
Mano a Mano
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2.11.2015
Episode 14 Season 12
Holy Escamoly!
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2.4.2015
Episode 13 Season 12
Getting Prickly in Mexico
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Episode 12 Season 12
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Episode 11 Season 12
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Top Chef season 12 celebrates Boston's transition from Beantown to a destination city for fine dining. The season is flavored with celebrity diners, renowned chefs, cultural sites, and newly energized challenges and rules for the competition.

Top Chef: Boston begins with 16 chefs in contention for the title. This season adds sudden death Quickfire challenges that pop up randomly. Each round's challenges take advantage of the city's rich cultural history and local ingredients. Locations will include famous venues, old and new, including visits to Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation. Guest judges and diners will range from superstar chefs to sports stars and celebrities.

Padma Lakshmi continues as host and judge, along with returning head judge Tom Colicchio. Gail Simmons, and Hugh Acheson continue as judges, and, in a Top Chef first, a former winner – Richard Blais – joins the panel of judges. The Top Chef title includes a feature in Food & Wine magazine, the opportunity for the winner to showcase his or her skills at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado, and $125,000 to help turn the winner's culinary dreams into reality. Top Chef is produced by Magical Elves Productions, which Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.

Broadcast History (All times E/P):
Seasons 8-12 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
Season 7, Episodes 10-14 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm
Season 7, Episodes 1-9 – Wednesday, 9:00 pm (Displaced from its regular time slot by Bravo's Work of Art: the Next Great Artist.)
Seasons 1-6 – Wednesday, 10:00 pm

Awards:
2015 Emmy Awards (67th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

2014 Emmy Awards (66th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

2013 Emmy Awards (65th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Glacial Gourmand")

2012 Emmy Awards (64th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")
Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Fit for an Evil Queen")

2011 Emmy Awards (63rd)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")
Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Give Me Your Huddled Masses")

2011 James Beard Awards
Winner – Television Program, In Studio or Fixed Location (Season Seven)

2010 Emmy Awards (62nd)
Winner – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Masters Get Schooled" "Vivre Las Vegas")
Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("Vivre Las Vegas")

2009 Emmy Awards (61st)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
Nominated – Outstanding Directing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")
Nominated – Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Host Padma and Co-host Tom)
Nominated – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("The Last Supper")

2008 Emmy Awards (60th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming ("Finale (Part 1)")
Winner – Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming ("First Impressions")

2008 James Beard Awards
Winner – Television Food Special ("Top Chef Holiday Special")
Nominated – Television Food Show, National and Local (Season Three)

2007 Emmy Awards (59th)
Nominated – Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Nominated – Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming (Episode 209 ["Seven"])

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