Top Chef Heads To New Orleans For Season 11

If you’re a student in culinary school, there’s a pretty good chance you are a fan of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” a competitive reality cooking show that features some of the nation’s best up-and-coming chefs.

The program has been a tremendous success, as it is now in its 11th season. Many of the winners who moved on have enjoyed fame and fortune, including rising culinary academy superstars like Chicago’s Stephanie Izard and Atlanta’s Richard Blais. In the spirit of tradition on the show, the program travels to some of America’s hottest food towns, and this year’s selected metropolis is no different.

For season 11, the show has decided to make its way down south to the Big Easy, which is known for having a foodie culture that is unlike anywhere else in the United States. Since season 10 just ended in Seattle, the judges will now experience a completely different cuisine – as well as a fresh batch of competitors seeking the coveted title.

New Orleans is also the hometown of judge Emeril Lagasse, who will no doubt be the expert on the panel when it comes to local dishes like gumbo, etouffee and jambalaya.

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