It will air on Bravo in 2021, and it is filming in Portland right after the new Top Chef season is done. It will also use several veteran Top Chef contestants as guests judges/diners, much like they are being used in the new season. I assume this is because they have all been staying inside the production bubble during the pandemic.
I found the same with Peacock. I love Paramount (cbs)as it even has live 24 hr streaming for local/national news and the primetime shows. Between Paramount and Discovery+ I feel covered, mostly. My quarrel with Hulu and abc is that it isn't always next day viewing. Anyway - I don't miss cable.
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Well, between the end of them shooting this season but before it aired he was fired from his restaurant for, and I quote, "repeated violations of our policies and for behavior in conflict with our values." Which could mean a whole lot of things, but what's being whispered about is "sexual harrassment."
While it would disappoint me, it would not surprise me. Lots of nasty stuff goes down in that field.
Chef Gabe Erales, the winner of Season 18 of Bravo’s Top Chef, had something different on the menu today – an apology.
Erales, whose victory in the cooking competition made him the first Mexican-American chef to win the event, confessed on Instagram that he had an affair with a coworker. That led to his firing as head chef from the Austin restaurant Comedor last December, after the Top Chef competition was taped in Oregon.
The affair and his firing came to light in an interview earlier this month with the Austin American-Statesman media outlet, shortly after his victory was aired. But Erales took some time before following that interview with a public Instagram apology.
Philip Speer, one of the bosses at Comedor, told the Statesman that Erales was fired for “repeated violations of the company’s ethics policy as it relates to harassment of women.”
Erales claimed the relationship with his coworker was “consensual.”
In his post today, Erales said his delay in responding after the interview was because he needed “time with my family to start the healing process before making a public statement.” He added apologies to everyone in his post, most specifically his wife, whom the father of four said “has always been by my side supporting my career and our family.”
Bravo has not commented on the apology. Erales planned to open a new restaurant in downtown Austin called Bacalar in fall 2022 before today’s apology.
This clown. The reason why they fired him was because the restaurant dug deeper and discovered that it was a repeat pattern with his underlings, not just a one-off. He's trying to make it seem like he's only had one affair instead of telling women at his job that he and his wife were separated when that wasn't the case. This guy has a "telling the truth" problem and quite frankly there are enough good restaurants to go to in Austin without going to his.