Top Chef Spotted Filming In Chicago; NOLA Semi-Finals Location?
Gilda’s Club Chicago, a cancer support organization, helpfully tweeted out a photo of Top Chef camera crews shooting outside its River North location, fueling our wild speculation (if no one else’s) that Top Chef: New Orleans is shooting its semi-finals in Chicago.
The semi-finals and/or the finale are usually shot on-location in a glamorous, alternate destination to the host city. (Top Chef: Seattle whisked cheftestants to Alaska, and Top Chef: Texas took the finalists to Vancouver, BC in honor of the Winter Olympics.)
Art Smith (who’s also pictured) retweeted the photo, bringing it to our attention. Might we spot the two-time Top Chef Masters alum and Chicago native (by way of The South) judging a challenge or two on Season 11?