Season 20 of “Top Chef” Is Filming in London and Will Feature All-Stars from Around the Globe
With only U.S. filming locations thus far (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Colorado, and most recently Oregon, to name a few), it’s no wonder Bravo’s Top Chef has wanderlust for a trip overseas.
And wander it shall, as the competitive cooking show is packing its bag and going global for Season 20, aptly titled Top Chef: World All-Stars.
Not only will Season 20 begin its filming in London this month (marking the first time the entire season of the American version of the show has been shot outside the country), but the culinary competition will also host 16 winners, finalists, and frontrunners from the 29 different worldwide iterations of the show. Series regulars Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons return as judges to be joined by “distinguished judges from the international versions, as well as esteemed global culinary experts,” an official statement reads.
The location across the Pond was by design, as the show’s producers call London “a culinary melting pot.”
“I’m pleased that Top Chef has chosen London for its first-ever season outside of the U.S.,” Victoria Prentis, the U.K.’s food minister, said in the Top Chef announcement. “We’re rightly proud of our exceptional food and drink produced here in the U.K. From Scottish salmon and Welsh lamb to Northern Irish beef and English sparkling wine, our food and drink is recognized at home and abroad for its great taste and high quality. As the U.K.’s largest manufacturing sector, the passion, traditions, and expertise of our food and drink industry make the U.K. a fantastic choice for the culinary competition series.”
Visit Bravo for a sneak peak of Season 20.