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It's 'Top Chef' for hospital food —no seriously

Scalpels down, knives out — and Marcus Samuelsson is the judge.

'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons shares her recipe for the good life

On Season 21 of “Top Chef,” the Emmy-winning cooking competition, chef-testants are chopping their way through the Midwest. And as a new executive producer on the show, with even more...

Kristen Kish got a gummy bear tattoo to celebrate being the new host of 'Top Chef'

"I am baffled, shocked and surprised. This is nothing that I have ever expected in my life," the cook and newly minted host told Page Six of her meteoric ascent.

'Top Chef' star gives middle finger during profane meltdown on hotel picketers: 'Suck my d--k!'

In a video seen by Page Six, Michelin star winning Tesar is heard raging slurs at picketing hotel workers outside the Laguna Cliffs Marriott.

Padma Lakshmi leaves 'Top Chef' after 19 seasons: 'Time to move on'

The author and activist has starred on the cooking competition show since Season 2, which premiered in October 2006. Her replacement has not yet been named.

Padma Lakshmi, 52, had 3 weeks to get in shape for SI Swimsuit issue

“Luckily I was trying to lose the weight from ‘Top Chef’ so I was in the gym a lot but I only had three weeks’ notice, it was surreal,” she...

Padma Lakshmi's Mother's Day wish list, from breakfast-in-bed to chic boots

Professional foodie Padma Lakshmi shares her ingredients for a flavorful life.

Padma Lakshmi wears barely-there shell bikini in SI Swimsuit issue

The "Top Chef" host made a stunning debut in the magazine's annual swimwear edition, showing off her fit figure in several racy two-pieces.

Padma Lakshmi claps back at trolls: 'I have boobs, I have nipples'

"I think we should just be a little more grown-up about it and also just accept that a woman's body is beautiful and not totally perfect," she said.

Chef Carla Hall and Jalen Rose talk soul food

The vivacious chef Carla Hall hit our radar as a contestant on "Top Chef" and later as a co-host of "The Chew" but she lived many lives before television, including...

'Top Chef' host predicts changes to the restaurant industry with potential gas stove ban

"Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio predicted that stove manufacturers would likely start accommodating chefs who want to incorporate induction burners into their kitchens amid talk of a ban on gas stoves. 

Chef Carla Hall not catering for family or friends over the holidays

The top chef told us, "I have dinner parties for my friends, but I only have a small assortment of close friends or acquaintances."

'Top Chef' alum Howard Kleinberg dead at 46 after heart attack

“He was married to his passion in life, which was his cooking," Kleinberg's mother told the Miami Herald in a statement of her son, who died over the weekend.

'Top Chef' star loses taste and smell after contracting COVID

Jackson Kalb, 31, came down with the novel coronavirus last August, just two weeks before he was set to fly to Houston to compete on the reality show.

'Pop-up' restaurant barge is coming to NYC's East River this fall

Five world-famous chefs will serve up dishes on a “stylish” restaurant barge in NYC's East River for five days this September, according to the firms behind it.

Padma Lakshmi tackles hot rumors about 'Top Chef' winner Gabe Erales

"As someone who has been sexually harassed, this topic is a serious one and merits openness," Lakshmi, 50, said.

'Very easy to succumb': Ex-'Top Chef' contestant on drug, alcohol abuse in NYC restaurant scene

Gregory Gourdet, who opened up a Haitian restaurant, Kann Winter Village, in Portland, Oregon, during the pandemic, discussed how New York's culinary culture led him into addiction.

Chef Kwame Onwuachi dishes to Jalen Rose about learning to cook at 5

His rock star career started with very unglamorous beginnings: child labor in his mom's kitchen. But peeling shrimp and veggies as a tot sparked something special and tasty for chef...

'Top Chef' producer Zoe Jackson nabs $6.4M Tribeca condo

Stakes on a lane! Samuel L. Jackson's chip off the ol' block Zoe Jackson bought on Leonard Street.