'Top Chef Kentucky' premieres Thursday night on Bravo

Welcome to Kentucky: In the first episode of “Top Chef” Kentucky, judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Laksmi take to the track with “The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking” filmed at Churchill Downs. Bravo Michael Hickey/Bravo (Lexington Herald-Leader)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Bravo's hit reality competition 'Top Chef' will be in Kentucky for its latest season. It premieres Thursday, Dec. 6. at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Fifteen chefs, including one from Paducah, will compete for the title in Louisville, Lexington, Lake Cumberland and an overseas trip to Macau, China.

Competitors will visit some of the most well-known places in Lexington including Keeneland and Rupp Arena. Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari and Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila Ali will have cameos.

The winner will receive $125,000 in cash plus various prizes and culinary opportunities.

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