WASHINGTON, DC - Tom Colicchio, executive producer of Bravo's Top Chef announced today that Top Chef/Season 8 will occur at the White House.
Michele Obama will be taking over the reins as hostess from Padma Lakshmi. Padma was the hostess during the previous seven seasons but was terminated last week because she couldn't lose enough weight associated with her recent pregnancy.
The contestants will be housed in the Lincoln bedroom, which has been remodeled to accommodate the 17 new tenants.
President Obama has agreed to be a guest judge for the season finale. He has insisted that the contestants prepare dishes that are non-Parmesan.