Back in April, Moorpark's Fabio Viviani, co-owner of Cafe Firenze and a two-time contestant on Bravo Television's Top Chef was filming a new show, Life After Top Chef, for Bravo. Bravo has announced that the new show will premiere Oct. 3.
In the mean time, previews are available on the BravoTV website.
Viviani first competed on the fifth season of Top Chef, when it filmed in New York. He didn't win the contest, but was voted Fan Favorite by viewers. He returned to Bravo for Top Check All-Stars, which was the show's eighth season.
In addition to Cafe Firenze, Viviani also is co-owner of Firenze Osteria in Tolouca Lake. He's written cookbooks Cafe Firenze Cookbook and The Skinny Country and an e-book, Did I Really Make Breakfast and has an award-winning web show Chow Ciao.
Other Top Chef stars in the series are Richard Blais, who was a finalist on Top Chef's fourth season in Chicago and the winner of Top Chef All-Stars; Jennifer Carrol, who competed on season 6 and reappeared in the all-stars season and Spike Mendelsohn, who was also on season 4 and the all-star season.