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 AzarosaAdriana Cavita: México City / Private ChefAlejandra García: Tijuana, BC / Chef Owner of Alejandra García Asesorías & CateringAndrea Martínez: Monterrey, Nuevo León / Chef Owner of ComunaChristian Bravo: Puebla/ Chef at Christian Bravo Catering and Hotel Casa Lecanda in Mérida, Yucatán Eduardo Morali: México City /Chef Owner of Eloise and LorettaFernando Martínez: Uruapan, Michoacán / Executive Chef at Yubán in México City Irving Quiroz: Toluca Estado de México / Independent Pastry Chef at Chocosolutions in Monterrey, Nuevo LeónJose Miguel García: Ciudad de México/ Chef Owner of La Barraca ValencianaKatsuji Tanabe: Los Angeles/ Chef Owner of MexikosherKori Sutton: Los Angeles/ Private ChefManuel Moralo: Badajoz, España / Chef Owner de AliOli, Paellas & Tapas en la Ciudad de MéxicoMatteo Salas:Milán, Italia /Chef at Aperi in San Miguel de AllendePía Quintana: Ciudad de México / Executive Chef at La Lupita Taco & Mezcal in Los Cabos, BCSRodolfo Castellanos: Oaxaca/Chef Owner of Restaurante OrigenSergio Howland: México City/Chef Owner of Ostrería Amici y Brunella Brewing Co. in Hermosillo, SonoraThe winner of Top Chef México wins a cash prize of $1,000,000 Mexican pesos and a feature in Travel & Leisure Mexico.