WISCONSIN — The next season of Bravo’s “Top Chef” will be filmed in America’s Dairyland, the network announced Tuesday.

Season 21 will be filmed in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis. It's the first time the show has ever been filmed in Wisconsin.

“We are honored to be able to welcome ‘Top Chef’ to Wisconsin for its upcoming season. We’re proud to be known here for our rich food culture, talented chefs and exceptional local ingredients,” Gov. Tony Evers said in a statement. “I know our diverse culinary traditions will help inspire the participants, captivate viewers, and showcase all of the great things Wisconsin has to offer.”

The season will also introduce audiences to a new host: Kristen Kish. Kish won season 10 of “Top Chef” back in 2013.

Head judge Tom Colicchio and perennial judge Gail Simmons will both return to “Top Chef” for season 21.

“‘Top Chef’ is where I started my journey — first as a competing chef, then a guest judge, and now as host, I have the honor of helping to continue to build this brand,” Kish said. “I’m thrilled to sit alongside Gail and Tom as we get to know new incredible chefs and see what they cook up. It feels like coming home.”

Former host Padma Lakshmi is leaving the show after 19 seasons. 

The new season of "Top Chef" will premiere in 2024. 


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