8 Things You Didn’t Know About Top Chef
Top Chef is one of the most popular reality competitions on television, which features chefs competing with one another in various culinary challenges. Premiering in March 2006, it has been going for 14 seasons and was recently renewed for a fifteenth season. It has also spawned multiple spin-offs including Top Chef Masters, Top Chef: Just Desserts and Top Chef Junior. It doesn’t look like the show is going anywhere anytime soon, so here are 8 things you didn’t know about the Bravo series:
Filming an episode on average takes anywhere from two to three days. Elimination days usually take around 14 hours to film and judging can take that long as well, especially if the challenges are complicated.
7. Contestants Are Sequestered
While filming, contestants can’t have any contact with the outside world, which means they can’t have cell phones, laptops or internet access while they are on the show. Even cookbooks are prohibited. Once contestants arrive, producers go through every piece of luggage that they bring with them. One contestant even had her Apple watch taken away!