Young and Hungry

Next Season’s ‘Top Chef’ Will Feature Only Alumni, Including Three Locals

carlajpegThe current season of Top Chef isn't even over yet — and it can't come fast enough after last night's incredibly inane episode (NASA? Really? How, like, 1969!) — and the rumors are already flying about season eight. Both Eater and Grub Street are reporting (OK, rumor-mongering, which Y&H is happy to pass along) that next season's Top Chef will feature only alumni from past shows.

Among the returnees are three D.C. chefs, including Carla Hall, Spike Mendelsohn, and Mike Isabella.  (This no doubt helps to explain why Isabella had to leave Zaytinya so early to launch his own restaurant.)

The bummer about all this breaking "news" about next season's Top Chef is that it spoils whatever fun is left in the current season of Top Chef. According to Eater, all the returning chefs (excuse me, all the returning all stars) are those who lost on previous seasons. I wouldn't click on that Eater link if you want to remain innocent about the final four contestants on this season's Top Chef.

Good luck not clicking on that link.

  • sarahK

    you said to avoid clicking on the link to avoid learning about the final four from this season, however, one of the final four is in that list.

  • Tim Carman


    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I tried to warn readers not to click if they weren't prepared to have this season spoiled.