Three DC Chefs Will Compete on "Top Chef" Season 13

They're packing their knives and going to California.

Three local names are amongst the list of cheftestants for the next season of Top Chef, which debuts on Bravo in December. Garret Fleming of

Ripple’s Marjorie Meek-Bradley is one of three DC chefs to compete. Photograph courtesy of Ripple.

Capitol Hill’s Barrel, Marjorie Meek-Bradley (Ripple, Roofers Union), and Kwame Onwuachi of the upcoming Shaw Bijou are packing their knives and going to California, where the 13th season takes place.

Washington talent has had a strong presence on the show thanks to cooks like Top Chef All-Star Mike Isabella and George Pagonis, who made it into Top Chef‘s final four last season. This will be the largest number of DC chefs to compete at once. The winner will receive $125,000, and of course, the title of “Top Chef.” Tune in on Wednesday, December 2 for a two-night premiere.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.