Also launching December 6 is Bravo's new mobile game "Top Chef Challenge." Designed and developed by leading mobile publisher LimeLife, Inc., the game is set behind-the-scenes of a Tom Colicchio fictional restaurant. Players customize their character and enter the game's virtual kitchen as an entry-level dishwasher and can advance to "Top Chef," gain 5-star status and fame along the way with commentary and advice from show host, Padma Lakshmi. A series of mini-games and culinary challenges test reflexes, memory and patience to prove you have what it takes to be the next "Top Chef." As an added bonus, the Trivia Challenge mini-game lets players demonstrate their culinary knowledge to earn extra points. Top Chef Challenge will be available for a one-time download charge of $6.99 or $2.99 monthly subscription fee (where available) at major U.S. carriers. Consumers should check with their carrier for handset compatibility.
It's every chef for themselves in this heated competition when "Top Chef" fan favorites from season one, two and three come together to prepare a holiday meal the judges won't forget on Bravo's "Top Chef Holiday Special," Thursday, December 6 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Season One's Stephen Asprinio and Tiffani Faison, Season Two's Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron and Josie Smith-Malave and Season Three's Chris "C.J." Jacobson, "Tre" Wilcox and Sandee Birdsong will battle it out for a grand prize of $20,000. Alfred Portale (Chef at New York's Gotham Bar and Grill), Eric Ripert (Executive Chef at Le Bernardin in New York), Alan Wong (chef and restaurateur, Hawaii Regional Cuisine), Elizabeth Falkner (Executive Pastry Chef and owner of Citizen Cake in San Francisco) and Norman Van Aken (Owner of Norman's Restaurant in Miami/Orlando) join the judges' table alongside host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Ted Allen and Gail Simmons to see who will walk away as the "Top Chef," this holiday season.