Bravo has secured partnerships with the makers of the Glad Family of Products, Macy’s, Toyota, Alexia Crunchy Snacks, Diet Coke, MasterCard and Swanson as official sponsors for the sixth season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” premiering Wednesday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
For the sixth consecutive cycle, Bravo continues its overall series partnership with Food & Wine magazine, including the expertise of the magazine’s special projects director Gail Simmons as a series judge. The magazine will once again provide prizing for the series – the winner of “Top Chef: Las Vegas” will be featured in a future issue and will be showcased at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
Elements of the fully integrated sponsorships surrounding “Top Chef: Las Vegas” include:
The makers of the Glad Family of Products will provide a $125,000 prize to the “Top Chef” winner. As a fully integrated sponsor, Glad products will be featured on-air throughout the series. A custom vignette featuring the current chef’testants’ answer to the question “What dish would you cook to say I love you” will be revealed on-air. The makers of the Glad Family of Products will also be sponsoring and providing prizing for the “Top Chef” Foodie Flyaway Sweepstakes. Online, the makers of the Glad Family of Products will sponsor a brand new holiday “Send A Cookie” e-card application featuring cookie recipes from past chef’testants, and will be the exclusive sponsor of the “Top Recipe Finder,” which will include a new holiday dessert section during the holiday time period.
A fully integrated sponsor, Macy’s will be involved in an elimination challenge this season with the winner receiving a $10,000 gift card. Macy’s will also provide $100,000 of merchandise to the winner of “Top Chef.” This season, www.BravoTV.com will host a “Top Chef: Las Vegas” B-Hive sponsored by Macy’s where viewers can host weekly viewing parties for their fellow food-obsessed friends, including game ideas with a Sweepstakes where viewers can win the Ultimate Finale Party with a past chef’testant. Macy’s will also execute in-store initiatives for their support in Feeding America through their “Come Together” program – featuring past chef’testants hosting cooking demos in six regional events across the country.
Toyota is a fully integrated sponsor and will serve as the primary transportation vehicles for the competing chef’testants as they make their way around Sin City for “Top Chef” challenges. Toyota will also be a sponsor for the “Top Chef” Foodie Flyaway Sweepstakes.
Additional Sponsors of “Top Chef: Las Vegas” include:
Alexia Crunchy Snacks will sponsor a Quickfire challenge this season.
Diet Coke joins the “Top Chef” team as a digitally integrated sponsor that includes sponsoring the “Top Recipe” webisode series featuring former chef’testant Fabio Viviani as the host on www.BravoTV.com, where viewers learn to cook each episode’s winning recipe. Diet Coke will also sponsor the “Eat Tastefully” microsite which highlights former chef’testant Brian Malarkey, who will provide recipes, a weekly blog and the “Healthy Remix” – in which he takes the winning dish and puts a healthy spin on it. Another element of their sponsorship is the “Top Chef” mobile fan club, which includes weekly text messages on eating healthy with links to “Top Recipe” and the microsite on m.BravoTV.com. Diet Coke will also sponsor all “Top Chef” episodes on Video On Demand.
MasterCard joins this season on-air and online, sponsoring the “Top Chef: Quickfire Quickie” – which is a series of on-air podbusters driving viewers to an exclusive webisode series where the winning chef of selected weekly quickfires talks about his or her inspiration for the dish as well as how to make it. The webisodes will be available on www.BravoTV.com.
Swanson returns this season as an integrated partner on-air with usage and placements of Swanson across the series.