Top Chef Comes to New York City!

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It doesn’t seem that long ago that Stephanie Izard won Top Chef Chicago, but Bravo is already gearing up for Season 5 in our own food-loving city of New York.

The show starts November 12, but the cheftestant bios are up on Bravo’s website. Our appetite is officially whetted…

The field is geographically diverse, with only one chef who lives and cooks in NYC. One guy is William Shatner’s personal chef… interesting. And yet, we’re still surprised that there are no chefs from Charleston or New Orleans, two cities that have some of the best restaurants in the country, in our opinion.

There’s a new judge this season- Toby Young, author of How To Lose Friends and Alienate People. We’re not very familiar with him or his food writing, but it’ll be nice to see a new face at the judge’s table.

Have any New Yorkers out there seen the cast running around the city? Give us the scoop!

Read all of the cheftestant bios here:

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