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Shirley Chung Returns to Top Chef for Redemption

The former Las Vegas chef appears on the new season based in Charleston

Shirley Chung
Shirley Chung

Last time Shirley Chung’s name was in the news, she was opening Twenty-Eight Restaurant & Lounge in Orange County after a strong show on Top Chef: New Orleans. Now she’s returning to television on Top Chef: Charleston, debuting on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. PST.

Chung is one of eight returning chefs from previous seasons of the show.

"It’s the ultimate challenge of old blood versus new, on the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, as the chefs head to Charleston to battle it out alongside eight talented Top Chef newcomers," a press release touts.

Other returning chefs include Sam Talbot (Season 2: Los Angeles) from Brooklyn, New York; Casey Thompson (Season 3: Miami & Season 8: All-Stars) of Napa Valley, California; Amanda Baumgarten (Season 7: Washington, D.C.) of Chicago; Brooke Williamson (Season 10: Seattle) of Los Angeles; Sheldon Simeon (Season 10: Seattle) of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; John Tesar (Season 10: Seattle) of Dallas; and Katsuji Tanabe (Season 12: Boston) of Los Angeles.

Chung worked at China Poblano at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas before appearing on Top Chef. In California, Chung says she may open a new restaurant in Los Angeles and still wants to bring a concept to Las Vegas.

China Poblano

3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South, , NV 89109 (702) 698-7900 Visit Website

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 698-7000 Visit Website