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Premiering Thursday, December 1, the fourteenth season of the Bravo culinary competition series will bring back veterans Sam Talbot, Casey Thompson, Amanda Baumgarten, Brooke Williamson, Sheldon Simeon, John Tesar, Shirley Chung and Katsuji Tanabe.

Casey Thompson Top Chef 14: Charleston
October 20, 2016

NEW YORK, NY — Bravo Media reveals the eight returning chefs back for redemption on the new season of the "Top Chef" airing Thursday, December 1 with a supersized premiere from 10:00 – 11:15pm ET/PT. It's the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented "Top Chef" newcomers.

· Sam Talbot (Season 2: Los Angeles) - Brooklyn, N.Y.

· Casey Thompson (Season 3: Miami & Season 8: All-Stars) - Napa Valley, Calif.

· Amanda Baumgarten (Season 7: Washington, D.C.) - Chicago, Ill.

· Brooke Williamson (Season 10: Seattle) - Los Angeles, Calif.

· Sheldon Simeon (Season 10: Seattle) - Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

· John Tesar (Season 10: Seattle) - Dallas, Tex.

· Shirley Chung (Season 11: New Orleans) - Orange County, Calif.

· Katsuji Tanabe (Season 12: Boston) - Los Angeles, Calif.

Season 14 heads to Charleston, recently named the number one city overall in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards,* with host Padma Lakshmi, Head Judge Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and "Top Chef Masters" alum, Graham Elliot.

The series is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Doneen Arquines and Casey Kriley serving as executive producers.

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