'Top Chef: D.C.': Meet the cheftestants
Politics, power, pots and pans collide in the new season of "Top Chef," as seventeen new cheftestants will come face to face in our nation's capital to compete for the ultimate title and the $125,000 prize.
The challenges featured will be some of the most creative yet: the chefs take over the concession stands at the Nationals stadium, go inside the CIA's closely guarded headquarters and literally receive out of this world direction on one challenge from a NASA astronaut orbiting Earth.
Before the competition heats up, get to know the culinary talents hoping they have the chops to become Top Chef.
"Top Chef: D.C" premieres Wednesday, June 16, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.