Five Chicagoans Advance in "Top Chef"

Six local chefs in running to make top 16 of reality show

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    Six Chicago Chefs are vying to make the show's cut.

    The latest season of Bravo's "Top Chef" is set in Texas, but it's already clear that Chicago will be a force on the foodie show..

    Five Chicago chefs competed in the season premiere Wednesday night, and all five chefs advanced to the next round.

    "Top Chef" has a new format this season, with 29 chefs competing to make the round of 16 that will then compete for top honors.

    The five local chefs that advanced Wednesday include:

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    One more Chicago chef, Aria's Beverly Kim, will compete next week for a coveted spot in the round of 16.

    "Top Chef" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.