Top Chef 2022: Norbert Tarayre, Mohamed Cheick, Pierre Augé … what they think of the candidates for this thirteenth season

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This Wednesday, May 18th, M6 airs a new episode of this thirteenth season of Top Chef. Former candidates – and winners – of the culinary competition, Norbert Tarayre, Mohamed Cheikh, Pierre Augé and Merouan Bounekraf compete in Télé Star in this edition.

The thirteenth season of Top Chef at its best. This Wednesday, May 18, M6 broadcasts the fourteenth week of racing. I’m not only five more to hope for their place in the quarter-finals. On the same channel, shortly before, Norbert Tarayre confronts an ex Top Chef in Chef at home. This week it is Noëmie Honiat who is looking to beat Jean Imbert’s ex-partner in his favorite field: Culinary Challenges. On the occasion of the press conference of this program, TV star I wanted to know if the elderly of Top Chef he was thrilled with this program. Are they closely following this edition of the prestigious M6 culinary competition? On the contrary. In their defense, it is difficult when running a restaurant to follow the program airing in prime time, or in full during service. “I tried to watch“, assures us Mohamed Cheikh, the last winner to date. Especially because he wanted to watch Top Chef with “a different eye“, since it participated and even won its twelfth edition.

But my schedule makes it difficult to follow“, he justifies himself. And to admit:”Furthermore, the two people I know have sadly been eliminated“. What discourages him from continuing the vision. Same story on Pierre Augé’s side.”I went to see him this season but i’m so tired right now i’m falling asleep“concedes the finalist of the first season and winner of the fifth who states”love“this show.”It’s a great show, I love watching it.“, Pierre Augé assures us who he is impressed by the level “narrow“candidates of this edition. Small disappointment the same as the second episode of this year: the elimination of Renaud Ramamourty. “He started with me, he was 17 in the first Top Chef“, remembers Pierre Augé, before entrusting:”I felt motivated to go further. I was a little disappointed for him. Plus, her cooking looked great.“. An early elimination that served as a reminder shot:”It does not matter“.

Why Merouan Bounekraf “never watched” Top Chef

Norbert Tarayre does not look Top Chef only thanks to the extracts seen on social networks. And the least we can say is that it was marked by the first dish invented by Wilfried Romain : “A dessert around the prawns“he remembers instantly. So when he met Philippe Etchebest, Norbert Tarayre couldn’t do without ask the chef a thousand questions. Since I participated in the tenth season of Top ChefMerouan Bounekraf has meanwhile “never looked at again while I love this show and have always watched it“, he admits. In question? Find”strange“to follow this program, of which by now he knows all the processes and the backstage. Not being able to know all the manufacturing secrets, we went up behind our screen every week.

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Top Chef season 13
An edition followed by former Top Chef candidates and winners?

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Mohammad Sheikh
“I tried to watch but my schedule makes it difficult to follow”, justifies Mohamed Cheikh

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Hélène Darroze and Mohamed Cheikh
And admit: “Furthermore, the two people I know have unfortunately been eliminated”

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Pierre Auge
It’s no better on Pierre Augé’s side: “I went to see him this season but I’m so tired right now I’m falling asleep”

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Pierre Auge
“It’s a very nice show, I like watching it”, Pierre Augé assures us, who was impressed by the “restricted” level of candidates for this edition.

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Renaud Ramamourty
Small disappointment for Pierre Augé: the premature elimination of Renaud Ramamourty who “started with me, he was 17 as the first Top Chef. I felt motivated to go further. I was a little disappointed for him. Plus, his cooking. it looked fantastic ”

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Norbert Tarayre
Norbert Tarayre watches Top Chef only thanks to extracts seen on social networks

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Wilfried Romain
And the least we can say is that it was marked by the first course invented by Wilfried Romain: “A dessert around scampi”, he instantly remembers.

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Norbert Tarayre
So, when he met Philippe Etchebest, Norbert Tarayre couldn’t help but ask the chef a thousand questions

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Merouan Bounekraf
Since his participation in the tenth season of Top Chef, Merouan Bounekraf meanwhile “has never watched even though I love this show and have always seen it,” he admits.

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Merouan Bounekraf
In question? He finds it “strange” to follow this program which he now knows all about and behind the scenes

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