'Top Chef' premieres tonight and 2 Colorado chefs are among the contestants

DENVER – Two Colorado chefs will be among the 15 contestants who will be vying to get a seat at the champion’s table during Season 15 of “Top Chef,” which premieres Thursday night on Bravo.

Denver Chef Carrie Baird of Bar Dough and Chef Brother Luck of Colorado Springs are among the chefs who will try to wow head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Graham Elliot as they create a variety of dishes with stops in Denver, Boulder, Telluride and Aspen.

Baird thought doing the show would be a little vacation from the daily routine.

“It was anything but that,” she told Denver7.

Luck, who owns Four by Brother Luck said he’s trying to put a new twist on traditional Four Corners recipes.

“It’s majestic. Being at this elevation, having that backdrop of Pikes Peak, having this urban mountain town is how I like to describe Colorado Springs,” Luck said.

The chef opened up his Colorado Springs restaurant on May 2, then walked away to compete on “Top Chef” three days later, he told Denver7.

“To walk away from a restaurant that you put everything into was one of the hardest things that I had to do, but if forced me to trust my team,” Luck said.

“I was nervous to go, but you know, ‘Top Chef’ escalates careers,” said Baird.

Season 15 of “Top Chef” premieres at 8 p.m. MST on Direct TV and Dish and at 11 p.m. on Comcast.

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