Top Chef DC Premieres June 16 With Oval Room Sous Chef

Top Chef DC's cast of characters

Sooo, you may have heard around the food webs late last week that Bravo's Top Chef unveiled the line-up of cheftestants for Season 7, aka Top Chef DC, premiering June 16.

Local contender Tamesha Warren of The Oval Room

You can meet them here, and if you're looking to root for the home team, you'll want to check out Tamesha Warren, a sous chef at Ashok Bajaj's fine dining powerhouse The Oval Room.

Eric Ripert for President!

Chef Eric Ripert, looking very executive, joins Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons as a regular judge.

From Bravo, a peek at what the season will offer: "The chefs take over the concession stands at the Nationals stadium, go inside the CIA's closely guarded headquarters and literally receive out of this world direction on one challenge from a NASA astronaut orbiting Earth."