In partnership with Charter, Bravo is hitting the road again with a customized Top Chef 18-wheeler semi-truck destined for St. Louis as part of the network’s fifth annual Top Chef: The Tour.

The 15-city tour brings the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning food show on cable to fans and foodies nationwide. The tour will feature a quick-fire show-down between two former “Chef’testants” - Ed Lee (Season 9) and Kenny Gilbert (Season 7) - who will compete in a live, interactive cook-off in front of Top Chef fans with a panel of local judges and audience members.

The event is scheduled for Sat., June 30, at the historic Soulard Farmers Market, with live, interactive shows at 10:30am, noon and 1:30pm. Pre-registration tickets are filled, but walk-ins are welcome, and free.

Fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet the “Chef’testants” they’ve come to know and root for, hear Top Chef show secrets, and, for the first time ever, step into the judges shoes and rate their favorite “Chef’testants’” food.

Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of on-site activities, including a Top Chef-themed Cornhole Toss; Tip the Scale, where fans will be tasked with putting items in order of weight; and a Top Chef Horseshoe Toss. Attendees will also have the chance to win prizes in a challenge, presented by Charter and sponsored locally by the Culinary Institute of St. Louis.

Bravo and Top Chef merchandise will be available for sale on-site. The Top Chef truck will be located at Lafayette and South 8th Street. For more information, visit

If you're looking for some live chef action between now and the Top Chef tour, the Soulard Farmers Market is hosting a demo on Sat., June 23.

Soulard Farmers Market, Soulard Market Plaza, 730 Carroll St., Soulard,

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