5Church Chef Jamie Lynch to Compete on "Top Chef" Season 17

Bravo's Top Chef last week announced the cast of Season 17 - "All Stars LA" including 5Church partner Chef Jamie Lynch. The latest season will feature 15 finalists, front runners, and fan favorites from seasons past who have all returned to finish what they started and battle it out for the coveted title.  

Premiering with on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 10 pm, the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series returns with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons.

Chef Lynch previously competed in the show's 14th season, which was filmed in the Charleston area and aired in late 2016/early 2017. Lynch finished ninth after opting to give up his immunity following a challenge. If he had kept the immunity, Chef Lynch would have been safe from elimination, but after a poor showing in a team challenge, he said he didn't deserve it.

Will Chef Lynch be able to stave off elimination this time? You'll have to watch to find out! His journey begins on March 19th.

The Season 17 All Stars are:

  • Eric Adjepong (Season 16: Kentucky) Washington, D.C.
  • Karen Akunowicz (Season 13: California) Boston, MA
  • Jennifer Carroll (Season 6: Las Vegas, Season 8: All Stars & LCK Season 7)
  • Stephanie Cmar (Season 11: New Orleans) Boston, MA
  • Lisa Fernandes (Season 4: Chicago) Brooklyn, NY
  • Kevin Gillespie (Season 6: Las Vegas) Atlanta, GA
  • Gregory Gourdet (Season 12: Boston) Portland, OR
  • Melissa King (Season 12: Boston) San Francisco, CA
  • Jamie Lynch (Season 14: Charleston) Charlotte, NC
  • Brian Malarkey (Season 3: Miami) San Diego, CA
  • Nini Nguyen (Season 16: Kentucky) New York, NY
  • Joe Sasto (Season 15: Colorado) Los Angeles, CA
  • Angelo Sosa (Season 7: Washington D.C. & Season 8: All Stars New York) San Diego, CA
  • Bryan Voltaggio (Season 6: Las Vegas) Frederick, MD
  • Lee Anne Wong (Season 1: San Francisco & LCK Season 7) Maui, Hawaii

Click here for more info about the upcoming season.
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