Top Chef Season 13 Premiers Tonight with Three DC Cheftestants

Who'll pack their knives and go?

Top Chef Season 13 premiers with three DC cheftestants. Photograph courtesy of NBCUniversal.

Lucky number Season 13 of Top Chef debuts tonight on Bravo with the largest number of DC cheftestants ever. The
California-based episodes will feature Garret Fleming (Barrel), Kwame Onwuachi of the upcoming Shaw Bijou, and Marjorie Meek-Bradley, the toque behind Ripple, Roofer’s Union, and future pastrami palace Smoked & Stacked.

Washington toques have made a strong showing in the past, with repeat visitors like Top Chef All-Stars Mike Isabella, and Kapnos chef George Pagonis, who made it to the final four in season 12. Tune in over two nights at 10/9 central to see how this year’s crew of DC cheftestants fares, and check back with us tomorrow for an update.

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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.