Arts & Culture Family Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Fara Illich June 9, 2010

Fans of Bravo’s Top Chef series will soon have an opportunity to swap cooking tips with their favorite “chef’testants.”
topchefOn Saturday, June 19, an 18-wheeler hauling a mobile studio will roll into Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery & Wine Bar, where fans will have the opportunity to sit in on a series of show tapings, the first beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Come by and get autographs from your Top Chef idols, get your photo taken at Judges’ Table, play games, win prizes, and feel like Culinary Who’s Who.
“Bravo viewers like to truly engage in the shows they are passionate about,” said Ellen Stone, Bravo’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, in a press release. “With ‘Top Chef: The Tour,’ we are able to give our fans the hands-on experience with our chef’testants and the opportunity to finally judge and taste what they had only experienced by watching.”
Wonder what the Voltaggio brothers are really like? Have a crush on Jen Carroll (guilty)? Want to rub Kevin Gillespie’s beard? Competition for seats at the Top Chef  Tour table will undoubtedly be fierce so make sure to arrive at the Market early Saturday morning.
See you on the 19th!