On the May 19 episode of Bravo’s Excellent chefit was time for the last four chiefs to pack their bags, do not their knives and head to the final location of Season 19.
At the judges’ final table in Houston, host Padma Lakshmi announced where the top four testing chefs will go for the final. “I just want to congratulate the four of you because you did an amazing thing. You made it to the final. And you should know that we’re taking you to one of only two cities in the United States that is designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy“Padma revealed. “Pack your bags, because we are going to Tucson.
All the chefs expressed their excitement at the prospect of heading to Arizona for the final challenges of the season, where a competitor will finally win the coveted title of Excellent chef. “Rest. Do your research. We’ll see you in Arizona,” Padma told the Chiefs as they left the judges’ table. “Congratulations to all of you!”
Earlier this week, The dish of the day caught up with Gail Simmons on the red carpet of NBCUniversal’s Upfront, where she also gave us a taste of what we can expect from Excellent chef Season 19 finale.”[It’s] a place we’ve never been to, a cuisine that we’ve really never explored in depth, and that’s really exciting,” she said at the May 16 event. “The food is from better and better.”
A preview of the end of the May 19 episode of Excellent chef teased that contestants will be tasked with creating two dishes when they arrive in Tucson: one with cactus and one with chiltepin. “You guys knocked it out of the park,” Tom Colicchio told the Chiefs in a preview of the final judges’ table ahead of the upcoming finale in next week’s episode. “Every dish was just outstanding.”
And the accolades don’t stop there. Another teaser for the Season 19 finale of Top Chef (which contains spoilers for the May 19 episode) shows Padma springing from the “flawless” kitchen, while guest judge Eric Ripert remarks, “I mean, it was amazing.”
Tom also tells the chefs, “This dish was on par with any three Michelin star dish I’ve ever had.”
With everyone performing at the top of their game, the stakes have never been higher. “At this point in the competition, every little minor mistake can send you home,” said one of the final four bosses in the Season 19 finale preview.
the Excellent chef The Season 19 finale kicks off Thursday, May 26 at 8/7c. Vote for your Excellent chef Fan Favorite now to see them win $10,000 provided by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.
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— Additional reporting by McKenzie Jean-Philippe
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