‘Top Chef’ Renewed for 11th Season; Casting Kicks Off Feb. 11

Auditions for next season of "Top Chef" kick off in Austin

Last Updated: February 6, 2013 @ 12:23 PM

Time to sharpen the knives, for both culinary endeavors and back-stabbing purposes — "Top Chef" has been renewed for an 11th season, Bravo said Wednesday.

The hit cooking competition will also begin casting for the upcoming season on Feb. 11 in Austin, Tex. before moving on to casting calls in Brooklyn, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles. (Click here for full casting details, if you think you can cut the mustard along with your competitors' throats.)

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The series, which is hosted by Padma Lakshmi, is produced by Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers.

The current tenth season airs its newest episode Wednesday at 10 p.m., with the contestants trying their hand on King Crab in Juneau, Ala.