Seattle will serve as the host city and backdrop for the tenth season of popular culinary competition, “Top Chef.” Bravo Media will premiere the first episode of the series on Wednesday, November 7 at 10 p.m.
The project is one of the first marketing initiatives of Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area, a dedicated source of funding for tourism marketing and promotion that was adopted by the City of Seattle in late 2011. The Seattle Tourism Improvement Area imposes a surcharge on certain hotel rooms in downtown Seattle. Funds go directly toward development and implementation of destination marketing programs intended to drive more tourism business to the city and region.
“We are thrilled that the 10th season of Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ will showcase our city’s culinary attributes to the nation and the world,” said Tom Norwalk, SCVB President & CEO. It’s been an honor to work with Bravo producers and to help coordinate local culinary leaders and influencers around this phenomenal opportunity, and we’re excited and proud to watch our city this coming season.”
Famed chef and restaurant mogul Wolfgang Puck joins as a judge this season, alongside Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse with Padma Lakshmi returning as host, as 21 chef’testants compete for the top crown.
The Office of Film + Music was pleased to work with Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, Washington Filmworks, and other partners to attract the “Top Chef” show to the city, and is excited that Seattleites will get to enjoy the Seattle edition of the show in November!
About Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau
Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.
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