Get ready to watch chefs compete for the title of “Top Chef” with Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland serving as the backdrop. Bravo network’s culinary show “Top Chef” will be filming season 16 right here in the Bluegrass State.

According to the Bravo announcement, you can expect to see the state’s culinary influences with bourbon and barbecue.

“We are always looking for rising culinary destinations and are looking forward to planting our flag in Kentucky and soaking up a diverse region of the country that we haven’t yet explored on Top Chef,” Shari Levine, Executive Vice President, Current Production, Bravo Media, said in a statement. “Kentucky has a strong food identity and we know our incoming chefs will be inspired by the bourgeoning culinary scene, known for its innovative takes on Southern cuisine, melding flavors, and use of Kentucky’s agricultural bounty.”

Meanwhile,  season 15 is still underway in Colorado. Production on Season 16 of Top Chef is set to begin this spring with a premiere date later this year. Casting for Season 16 is currently underway. Visit for more information.


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