Top Chef‘s next contestants are about to get a taste of the Centennial State for season 15 of Bravo’s Emmy Award-winning culinary show.
“We are always on the hunt for the next great culinary destination, and Colorado is fast becoming a hot spot for young chefs and foodies, making it an ideal backdrop for our upcoming season,” said the channel’s VP Shari Levine in a recent statement.
Production is expected to kick off this spring shooting scenes throughout Denver, Boulder, and Telluride.
It’s the first time the show has been filmed in Colorado — a move that’s sure to solidify the state as a foodie destination.
The state’s head of Office of Film, Television & Media, Donald Zuckerman, was pretty pumped about the decision.
“This is a big get,” Zuckerman told the Denver Post. “Because Colorado is not looked on as a food destination. The best food show on television will show our great restaurants, ranches, farms, our lamb, peaches, wines…People will look at Colorado in a different way.”
No premiere date was announced, but the network said the series will return later this year with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot at the judges’ table.
Previous Top Chef locations have included San Francisco, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, D.C., Texas, Seattle, New Orleans, Boston, California, and, most recently, Charleston, South Carolina.