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Two Portland chefs will be among the cheftestapants competing on the upcoming Boston-set season of Top Chef: Gregory Gourdet (Departure) and Doug Adams (Imperial) will compete on the long-running Bravo culinary competition. The duo will compete against chefs like Atlanta's Ron Eyester (of the soon-to-open Diner) and Los Angeles' Mei Lin (of ink).
In an early promo clip, Gourdet opens the segment — saying "Top Chef brings out another side of you" — but Adams appears several times, seemingly earning high praise from head judge Tom Colicchio. (Other challenges this season include cooking a complete Thanksgiving dinner, serving a meal at Fenway Park, and the return of Restaurant Wars.) Not counting the separate spin-off Top Chef Masters, Gourdet and Adams are the first PDX contestants to represent on the show, which is entering its 12th season. Top Chef Boston premieres October 15, go check out the preview below: