The 16 cheftestants who battle it out on Top Chef México (13x60’)

NBC Universo reveals the 16 Cheftestants who compete on Top Chef México
18 de febrero de 2016

NBC Universo revealed the names of the 16 cheftestants who battle it out on Top Chef México (13x60’) premiering Thursday February 18 at 9pm/8c. The competition series based on Bravo's international franchise Top Chef is hosted by actress, Ana Claudia Talancón and is produced by Cinemateli Content. The competing chefs are divided into four groups and are evaluated by judges and world-renowned chefs Guillermo González Beristáin, Aquiles Chávez, Martha Ortíz and Juantxo Sánchez. The success of each cheftestant is based on four elements: talent, intelligence, technique and luck. In the first episode, each competing chef must create a dish inspired by their own cultural roots. Special guest judge Guy Santoro judges their technique and ultimately decides who remains in the competition. The final elimination cuts two Cheftestants, who are forced to pack their knives and go home. Below, the complete list of Cheftestants: Adria Marina: Tijuana, BC / Chef Owner of Foodtruck Don Ramen y Azarosa Adriana Cavita: México City / Private Chef Alejandra García: Tijuana, BC / Chef Owner of Alejandra García Asesorías & Catering Andrea Martínez: Monterrey, Nuevo León / Chef Owner of Comuna Christian Bravo: Puebla/ Chef at Christian Bravo Catering and Hotel Casa Lecanda in Mérida, Yucatán Eduardo Morali: México City /Chef Owner of Eloise and Loretta Fernando Martínez: Uruapan, Michoacán / Executive Chef at Yubán in México City Irving Quiroz: Toluca Estado de México / Independent Pastry Chef at Chocosolutions in Monterrey, Nuevo León Jose Miguel García: Ciudad de México/ Chef Owner of La Barraca Valenciana Katsuji Tanabe: Los Angeles/ Chef Owner of Mexikosher Kori Sutton: Los Angeles/ Private Chef Manuel Moralo: Badajoz, España / Chef Owner de AliOli, Paellas & Tapas en la Ciudad de México Matteo Salas:Milán, Italia /Chef at Aperi in San Miguel de Allende Pía Quintana: Ciudad de México / Executive Chef at La Lupita Taco & Mezcal in Los Cabos, BCS Rodolfo Castellanos: Oaxaca/Chef Owner of Restaurante Origen Sergio Howland: México City/Chef Owner of Ostrería Amici y Brunella Brewing Co. in Hermosillo, Sonora The winner of Top Chef México wins a cash prize of $1,000,000 Mexican pesos and a feature in Travel & Leisure Mexico.