NBC has released the names of the Top Chef Texas Cheftestapants for the new season of Top Chef Texas, which premieres on November 2nd at 10p.m. and Eater National has the entire list. Two Georgians are on the list: Chef Whitney Otawka of The Greyfield Inn at Cumberland Island and Janine Falvo of Briza Restaurant in Atlanta. This season is a little different than previous seasons. According to NBC:
For the first-time ever, season nine will boast a record 29 chefs - almost double the amount of chefs in season’s past – who will see if they have what it takes to become an official chef’testant and qualify to wear the Top Chef coat. Only 16 will go on to compete across the Lone Star State – in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio.Bravo has also released the casting videos, which are much less painful to watch then the recent promos featuring Padma Lakshmi. Local chef Hugh Acheson will also be a regular judge this season.
Chef Whitney Otawka