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Two Big Los Angeles Names Return for Top Chef’s Next Season

Los Angeles will be well-represented

Katsuji Tanabe
Katsuji Tanabe
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

There’s a new twist to this season’s hit cooking show Top Chef: they’re bringing back more than a few fan favorites. And among the returning guests are a couple of big Los Angeles chefs with the right kind of pedigree to succeed, reveals People Magazine.

The first known name is Brooke Williamson of The Tripel and recently-opened Da Kikokiko. She was all over season 10, the Seattle addition, and will be coming back to compete against seven other returning guests and eight all-new entrants.

The always colorful Katsuji Tanabe from season 12’s Boston run is also coming back. It’s a smart time for Tanabe to return to the screen, seeing as how his Mexikosher brand recently expanded from Los Angeles to New York City, and he’s crafting another concept here at home as well.

This fourteenth season’s backdrop will be Charleston and the greater South, and debuts on December 1.