Hooray for Top Chef, they've found another way to engage audiences or something. According the Hollywood Reporter, the Bravo show has partnered with the in-home private dining facilitator Kitchit to send cheftestapants into fans' homes and cook for them. Kitchit will be adding over 30 Top Chef alums to their list of chefs who will cook, cater, or give cooking lessons at people's houses in Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, and LA. The list of cheftestapants for hire includes Ilan Hall (season 2), CJ Jacobson (seasons 3 and 10), Harold Dieterle (season 1), Sarah Grueneberg (season 9), Jamie Lauren (seasons 5 and 8), and many, many more.
According to the press release below, Kitchit is also launching Top Chef-inspired menus, which will be available through the end of the year. As of publishing, the only themed menus listed on the Kitchit site that will be prepared by real live cheftestapants are a fondue menu and a tampere menu from Stefan Richter (seasons 5 and 10, $125 and $175 per person, respectively), a "Top Chef Ultimate Challenge" menu from Marisa Churchill (season 2, $120 per person), a Juhu Beach menu from Preeti Mistry (season 6, $125 per person), and a Khao brunch menu from Leah Cohen (season 5, $85 per person). There will also be a sweepstakes where four superfans will win an in-home dinner party for eight prepared by one of four ex-Top Chefers: Nyesha Arrington (season 9), Chris Crary (season 9), Richard Farina (season 9) or Marcel Vigneron (seasons 2 and 8). Check out the press release below:
BRAVO MEDIA'S "TOP CHEF" AND ONLINE CULINARY DESTINATION KITCHIT PARTNER TO SPICE UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Four Lucky Fans Could Win an Intimate In-Home Dinner Party Catered by a "Top Chef" Alum
New York, NY – November 19, 2013 – Bravo Media announced today a first of its kind partnership with Kitchit, an online destination for incredible food experiences, to bring a taste of "Top Chef" to fans around the country just in time for the holiday season. Through Kitchit, "Top Chef" fans can hire a chef to create a perfect dinner party, schedule a private cooking class, or find the perfect caterer for an event. As part of the partnership, Kitchit has worked with over 100 of its registered chefs – including many former chef'testants – to create "Top Chef" inspired menus that can be purchased through December 31 at kitchit.com/browse/top-chef.
In addition, four lucky "Top Chef" fans could win an intimate dinner party for them and seven of their friends in their own home catered by one of four former chef'testants including Marcel Vigneron, Nyesha Arrington, Richard Farina & Chris Crary. From November 19 to December 10, fans can follow @BravoTopChef on Twitter and answer a weekly question asking for their best dinner party idea using #TopChefDinner. Winners will be chosen based on creativity and originality of their dinner party idea.
"Our passionate 'Top Chef' fans are always asking us for the chance to immerse themselves in the taste and feel of the show and partnering with Kitchit is the perfect way to deliver on this request," said Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Bravo and Oxygen Media. "As we did with 'Top Chef: The Tour' and the 'Top Chef Kitchen' pop up restaurant in NYC, Bravo endeavors to give our loyal viewers an opportunity to experience a 'Top Chef' dinner first hand from the comfort of their own home."
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