Top Chef: The Tour crosses America

Jun 16, 2008 at 9:54 p.m. ET

Imagine gourmet meals cooked and served in a semi and you have the Top Chef Tour.

Maybe one of these chefs will be in your townIf you love to cook, or just to eat, check out Bravo's "Top Chef: The Tour" coming to cities all over the US this summer. The tour will feature a customized traveling "Top Chef" 18-wheeler semi-truck and will offer Bravo's passionate fans with the unique opportunity to experience the hit series in their hometowns.

The tour kicks off on June 21 at the Whole Foods Market in the Birchwood Shopping Center in Jericho, New York. After that, it's a trip down the eastern seaboard and on across the country finally ending up in Georgia in September.

In each city, select "Top Chef" chef'testants will host four live interactive shows, three for fans in attendance and one private show for cable affiliate partners over one or two days. Cooking demonstrations, gourmet tips, show secrets, and food tastings will be highlighted on the "Top Chef" truck, an impressive 48-foot self-sufficient moving vehicle equipped with power and water. The truck, which includes a state-of-the-art kitchen with the capacity to accommodate 38 guests per seating, also allows for addressing 300 people in an open-air setting. And, HD cameras will offer a live-feed of the chefs at work on 42" screens.

"Top Chef: The Tour" visits farmers markets or food festivals:

Boston, MA, July 1
Philadelphia, PA, July 4
Pittsburgh, PA, July 9
Columbus, OH, July 12
St. Louis, MO, July 16
Denver, CO, July 19
Phoenix, AZ, July 26
San Diego, CA, July 30
San Francisco, CA, August 2, 3
Los Angeles, CA, August 8
Des Moines, IA, August 16
Detroit, MI, August 23
Madison, WI, August 27
Chicago, IL, September 3, 4
Raleigh, NC, September 13
Tampa, FL, September 20
Orlando, FL, September 24
Atlanta, GA, September 27
New York, NY, TBD

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