Nothing makes watching Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” more fun than having a local chef to root for. And in Season 10, starting Nov. 7, we’ve got one.
Anthony Gray, executive chef at Southern Art & Bourbon Bar, will represent Atlanta in the upcoming season. The 35-year old chef hails from Macon and has spent time in the Charleston kitchens of High Cotton and Slightly North of Broad. Gray follows in the footsteps of Southern Art’s owner Art Smith by appearing on the competitive cooking show. Smith has competed on “Top Chef Masters” twice and also recently appeared on ABC’s “Time Machine Chefs.”
In a preview video of the upcoming season, Padma Lakshmi describes what to expect, “This season, I think, is back to basics. It’s back to the rudimentary fundamentals of cooking.”
This time around, the show was filmed in Seattle, confirming rumors that surfaced some months back about the new season’s location. Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson and Gail Simmons will return as judges for Season 10 with Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck joining the panel.
Good luck to Chef Gray! Atlanta’s ready for another hometown hero.
–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog