Bravo hits the road again with the annual "Top Chef: The Tour” kicking off in Charlotte, North Carolina on Thursday, May 17. The 15-city tour brings the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning, No. 1 food show on cable to fans and foodies nationwide. Back by popular demand, the tour features a show-down between two former chef’testants in each market who compete in a live, interactive cook-off in front of “Top Chef” fans with a panel of local judges, and audience members.
"’The Top Chef Tour allows our passionate and engaged Bravo fans the
chance to be up close and personal with one of their favorite shows,” said Ellen
Stone, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Bravo. "We provide a hands-on
experience that takes them one step closer to being part of the show.”
To date, "Top Chef: The Tour" has visited 82 cities, interacted with
more than 44,000 "Top Chef" fans nationwide along the way and last year, the
tour’s online ticketing for all cities sold out within hours.
event provides fans with a chance to meet and greet the Chef’testants they’ve
come to know and root for, hear "Top Chef" show "secrets," and, for the first
time ever, step into the judges shoes and rate their favorite Chef’testants’
food. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of on-site
activities, including “Top Chef”-themed Cornhole Toss, Tip the Scale – where
fans will be tasked with putting items in order of weight, and “Top Chef”
Horseshoe Toss. Additionally, attendees can purchase Bravo and "Top Chef"
"Top Chef: The Tour" will be pulling up to a
farmer's market, mall or food festival in the following
Charlotte, N.C. May 17
Staten Island May
Manhattan, N.Y. May 20
Boston, Mass. May 22 &
Long Island, N.Y. May 26 & 27
Philadelphia, Pa. May
Troy, Mich. June 2
Phoenix, Ariz. June 8
San Francisco, Calif. June 16 & 17
Calif. June 19
Los Angeles, Calif. June 20 & 21
Calif. June 24
San Diego, Calif. June 25
St. Louis, Mo. June
"For the past four years, The Top Chef Tour has proven to be a key
event that helps drive revenue for our distribution partners, giving their
customers the opportunity to directly connect with Bravo's highly engaged fans,"
added Brian Hunt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales Strategy, TV
Networks Distribution, NBCUniversal.