Bravo announced Top Chef Season 15 will be in Colorado. How will craft beer, Rocky Mountains or even edibles inspire the chef-testants?
Bravo’s popular food driven reality television show returns for another season. Top Chef season 15 heads to Colorado for its upcoming season. It remains to be seen how will the Centennial state stack up against previous locales.
The most recent Top Chef Season headed to Charleston. Chef-testants were inspired by coastal cuisine and southern favorites. While the locale was inspiring, the premise of veterans vs newbies was less exciting. The veterans clearly had an edge over their inexperienced reality television counterparts.
Earning redemption from her previous Top Chef loss, Brooke Williamson was crowned the Top Chef Season 14 winner. The finale pitted two female chefs in the final battle. Williamson earned the title by incorporating seasonal, locally inspired ingredients with personal dishes.
What can Top Chef fans expect from Season 15? According to Bravo executive vice president Shari Levine, “We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination and Colorado is fast becoming a hotspot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season.”
Since Colorado was the leader in the legal marijuana movement, the show begs the question whether edibles or the munchies will serve as inspiration. The idea isn’t crazy. James Beard awarding winning Chef Mindy Segal, the Mistress of Deliciousness, has a full line of edibles. This type of challenge could be a lot more entertaining than the overused mise-en-place challenge.
If marijuana doesn’t make a challenge appearance, the Colorado craft beer scene most likely will. While New Belgium Brewery is popular nationwide, the local craft beer movement is quite diverse. Hopefully the show will tap Ska Brewery or Steamworks Brewing Co in a challenge.
While Bravo hasn’t announced a premiere date yet, Top Chef Season 15 is expected by the end of 2017. Chef-testants haven’t been named either.