'Top Chef' recap: Contestants bid a fond farewell to Kentucky. The competition was filmed at various locations in Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, and Lake Cumberland. It's holiday time for Top Chef, and Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson help spread the festive cheer by presenting a white elephant Quickfire challenge. Watch part two of the finale now! Chef Eric Adjepong was a finalist on Season 16 of Top Chef in Kentucky, where he used his platform to introduce viewers to traditional Ghanaian cuisine. Then, the Chefs receive an unexpected gift as Michelin starred super Chef Eric Ripert sits down with them to celebrate … But as with any season of Top Chef, just being on the show is a boon to business and name-recognition for any chef lucky enough be cast on the … In the final Last Chance Kitchen challenge of the season, one chef faces off against three uneliminated chefs for a chance to get back into the Top Chef competition. Top Chef: Kentucky is the sixteenth season of the American reality television series Top Chef.Initial details about the season and its cast were revealed on October 18, 2018. A chef returns to the competition for the last Kentucky episode of 'Top Chef' season 16. The season finale took place in Macau, China. This year, DC chef Eric Adjepong became a dad, competed on Top Chef, and was named one of People magazine’s top 10 “Sexiest Chefs Alive.”So while he might not be widely known yet, he’s quickly on the rise.