via press release:
BRAVO PICKS UP “TOP CHEF” FOR SEASON 10 AND KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE CASTING CALLS
NEW YORK – February 2, 2012 – Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for a tenth season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on February 21st.
For additional casting information and to download an application, visit WWW.BRAVOTV.COM/CASTING. "Top Chef" season 10 casting calls are as follows:
Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Colicchio & Sons
Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday, February 25, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Empire State South
Monday, February 27, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 29, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday, March 2, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The Foundry on Melrose
On next week’s “Top Chef: Texas” episode, airing Wednesday, February 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, the Quickfire will challenge the chefs to use their sense of touch, smell and taste to navigate through the pantry to gather ingredients for a dish while blindfolded. In a twist, the winning chef from Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen will re-enter the competition and join the remaining four chefs in the elimination challenge, where the chefs must create a delicious dish that will impress their mentors. Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which final four chefs will advance to the finale.
"Top Chef" is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.