‘Top Chef’ Returns for Season 11 on Oct. 2

by | August 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM | Fall TV 2013, Top Chef, TV News

"Top Chef: New Orleans" (Photo: Bravo)

By Tim Kenneally

Sharpen up the knives and claws; “Top Chef” returns for another season of culinary wizardry and competitive back-biting on Oct. 2 at 10 p.m.

The 11th season of the Bravo series will find “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshi and her team of judges — Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse — marching into New Orleans to test the contestants’ skills against the backdrop of the Big Easy.

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Celebrity judges for the upcoming season include Jon Favreau, “Glee” star Lea Michelle, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” actor Anthony Mackie and New Orleans music legends Dr. John and Kermit Ruffins.

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