HOUSTON, September 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – With a focus on culture and diversity, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition selects Top Chef Houston (as the most diverse city in the country) for season 19 of its series. The series produced by Magical Elves will premiere on Bravo in 2022. A new group of talented chefs will be challenged across the city and hosted by Padma Lakshmi, Chief Judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons will all be back to crown the next top chef.
Hosting Top Chef is a prime example of Houston’s continued growth into a global culinary destination. Charged by the mix of nationalities that call the city home (one in four Houston residents is an immigrant), the city has become a Mecca for discerning and adventurous eaters – a truly international metropolis where travelers can enjoy more than 140 different types of You can taste food and be immersed in cultural traditions from around the world. From culturally specific festivals and bold culinary fusions to historic neighborhoods like Freedmen’s Town (Houston’s oldest black neighborhood known for its barbecue) and Asiatown (home to a dizzying array of Asian restaurants, including some with Vietnamese and Cajun influences), visitors will discover international authenticity in Houston’s multicultural metropolis. Top Chef and Houston are no strangers; Season 18 finalist, boss Dawn Burrell, honed her skills in Houstonrepresenting the wealth of innovative F&B talent found across the city.
“I can’t think of a more perfect pairing than Top Chef and the City of Houston. Both represent a celebration of cuisine, culture and innovation, “said the Mayor of Houston New Year Turner. “We pride ourselves on the diverse community and unique heritage that makes our city such a hot culinary destination – from classics like Tex-Mex and barbecue to local inventions like Viet-Cajun and Japanese tapas, the best food is born of passion , and the Houstonians exemplify this idea with every dish we create. “
The news was confirmed on BravoTV.com: “Top Chef Season 19 is in production Houston, the fourth largest city in the US The racial and ethnic diversity of Houston’s population is represented in the city’s vibrant culinary scene, making it the perfect setting to inspire our next wave of chefs. We hope to showcase the rich Houston heritage through the food that defines them. “
While the COVID-19 pandemic posed unprecedented challenges to the food and beverage industries across the country in 2020 and through 2021, Houston’s resilient hospitality scene is stronger thanks to local culinary leaders helping the industry by creating new nonprofits and innovative restaurant solutions than ever set up. Houston’s craft beer world hasn’t slowed down, with 10 new breweries debuting since 2020, as well Downtown Houston has seen a significant increase in restaurant and bar openings and announcements, with more projects to be launched later this year and beyond.
As well as being a city of incredible food, Houston is known for its great street art. Bring these two strands together, local artist David Maldonado has created a spectacular wall interpretation of the Top Chef logo.
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