Bravo and Time Warner Cable Kick Off "Top Chef: The Tour" in Charlotte on May 17

Top Chef Chef'testants Will Compete in a Live, Interactive Cook-Off at 7th Street Public Market

WHAT: Bravo hits the road again with a customized “Top Chef” 18-wheeler semi-truck destined for its first stop in Charlotte, North Carolina, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, as part of the network’s highly-anticipated fifth annual “Top Chef: The Tour.” 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 will feature a show-down between two former Chef’testants who will compete in a live, interactive cook-off in front of “Top Chef” fans with a panel of local judges and audience members. 

The free event offers fans the unique opportunity 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: a “Top Chef”-themed Cornhole Toss; Tip the Scale, where fans will be tasked with putting items in order of weight; and a “Top Chef” Horseshoe Toss. Attendees will also have the chance to win prizes in an affiliate-sponsored challenge, presented locally by Time Warner Cable. Additionally, visitors can purchase Bravo and “Top Chef” merchandise on-site. The Tour is brought to you locally by Cadillac and Massage Envy.   

WHO: Bravo’s “Top Chef” Chef’testants Hector Santiago (Season 6) and Nikki Cascone (Season 4).

WHEN:  Thursday, May 17: Three live competitive and mouth-watering interactive shows are open to the public at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM.

WHERE:  225 E. 7th Street, across from the 7th Street Public Market.


NBCUniversal Contact:               Time Warner Cable Contact:
Nora Ellish                                     Dan Ballister
(917) 744-9200                            (980) 275-0881