Top Chef Mexico Premieres

NBC UNIVERSO To Premiere “Top Chef Mexico”

Hosted By Actress Ana Claudia Talancón

Thursday, February 18 At 9pm/8c

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, recently announced the network premiere of the first season of “Top Chef Mexico” on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9pm/8c.  Hosted by actress Ana Claudia Talancón, the 13 episode reality competition television series is based on Bravo’s international franchise Top Chef and is produced by Cinemateli Content.  Professional chefs will compete against each other in various cooking-themed challenges and judges will eliminate one chef, until the last remaining contestant wins the coveted title of “Top Chef México.”  To view the video promo, click here.

“I am proud to be part of this exquisite project that shows México on a better light. Top Chef México showcases our culture, our traditions and the love we have for Mexican cuisine. Viewers will be delighted with the contestants’ talent, professionalism, their passion and will get to know first class chefs,” said Ana Claudia Talancón.

Host/Conductora Ana Claudia Talancon and Judges/Jueces de "Top Chef Mexico" Aquiles Chavez, Martha Ortiz, Juantxo Sanchez and Guillermo Gonzalez Beristain (PRNewsFoto/NBC UNIVERSO)

The future of the 16 cheftestants will be in the hands of four judges, renowned chefs:

The cheftestants will live throughout six weeks, isolated from their homes, restaurants and social

life and will share rooms in an exclusive hotel next on the Alameda Central, one of the most emblematic plazas of Mexico City. Each episode is broadly comprised of two culinary challenges, a quick fire and elimination. The Quick-fire Challenge is designed to test the Chef’s culinary skills under pressure and the Elimination Challenge will determine which Chefs will move on in the competition.

The winning chef is selected based on several factors including flavor, technique, presentation and concept development based on the challenge requirements. They are also judged on their ability to work together with the other participants.  In this occasion, in “Top Chef México, chefs compete for a cash prize of $1,000,000 Mexican pesos and a feature in Travel & Leisure Mexico magazine.

Foodies can start engaging on social media using the hashtag #TopChefMex and find more content about the show in Spanish on NBC UNIVERSO’s Facebook NBC UNIVERSO and

To obtain additional information, fans can also visit

In addition to enjoying the episodes on TV, subscribers of NBC UNIVERSO on participating cable, satellite, and telco services will also be able to view episodes of “Top Chef México” on Video on Demand, as well as on and the NBC UNIVERSO NOW app by entering the subscriber’s log-in information.

To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit for the NBC UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.

NBC UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks’ cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.

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