Top Chef may have some acquainted faces when the acclaimed actuality competitors present returns for season 17 this spring.

On Saturday at BravoCon, the community’s first-ever fan conference, it was introduced that the upcoming Top Chef season will function 15 frontrunners and fan favorites from seasons previous.

The information dropped at a panel that includes season 14 winner Brooke Williamson.

No Cheftestants have been named but, however host Padma Lakshmi, head choose Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons will all be again. They’ll be filming in Los Angeles, the place season 2 beforehand filmed.

This would be the second time Top Chef has executed an all-star season within the historical past of its present.

Season eight was the primary time. Since then, former Cheftestants have returned in season 14 (in Charleston), season 15 (in Colorado) and season 16 (in Kentucky).

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BravoCon is operating via Sunday throughout three venues within the Big Apple: The Manhattan Center (311 W 34th St), Skylight Modern (537 W 27th St) and Union West (535 W 28th St).

A complete of 88 Bravolebrities are mentioned to be in attendance complete. More than 50 stay occasions are on the docket, together with performances, insider panels, podcasts, eating experiences, picture alternatives and a Bravo bazaar market. (A full breakdown of occasions is obtainable at

For these wanting a visit down reminiscence lane, there will probably be a Real Housewives museum with greater than a decade’s value of behind-the-scenes images, reunion attire and present memorabilia.

The weekend will shut out with a stay efficiency of Luann de Lesseps‘ hit Countess and Friends cabaret present on Sunday.

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