Tongue-tingling show

Top Chef is hosted by Padma Lakshmi
Top Chef is hosted by Padma Lakshmi

It shows the full splendour of gourmet art and the high-pressure environment of world-class cookery and restaurant business. Top Chef every Saturday at 5 p.m. on AXN features the trials and tribulations of 12 aspiring chefs, who have to put their skills to the test as they cook their way to the top of the culinary world. Featuring some of the brightest talent in high-end gourmand, these competing chefs come from various backgrounds including culinary graduates and students, celebrity chefs, sous chefs, line cooks, nutritionists and caterers. 

The Emmy-nominated reality show is hosted by Padma Lakshmi, glamorous ex-wife of Salman Rushdie. She is the award-winning writer of the Easy Exotic cookbook and the first Indian supermodel. Set in Los Angeles, the culinary Mecca of the world, the show has chefs encounter a range of challenges that will stretch their limits and skills for the chance to earn $100,000 (US) and feature in Food & Wine magazine with the prestigious title of "Top Chef". A must-see for foodies. NF