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Padma Lakshmi Announces Departure from “Top Chef” After 17 Years as Host & Executive Producer

Padma Lakshmi has announced that she is leaving the cooking competition show Top Chef after 17 years as the host. Lakshmi said that she will focus on her other projects including Taste the Nation, her books, and other creative pursuits. She has been the host of the show since 2006 and garnered four Emmy nominations for her hosting work.

Padma Lakshmi has announced that she will be leaving Top Chef after 17 years as host and plans to focus on her other projects such as her docuseries Taste the Nation, books and other creative pursuits.

Padma Lakshmi recently took to Instagram to announce that she is stepping down from her role as host of Top Chef after 17 years. The TV personality and cookbook author shared that the decision wasn’t an easy one, but she’s ready to focus on her other projects, including her Hulu docuseries, Taste the Nation, and her books.

Lakshmi has been hosting Top Chef since 2006, earning four Emmy nominations for her work on the beloved cooking competition. Her colleagues and fans shared their thoughts on her departure in the comments section of her post, with Andy Cohen saying that it’s “the end of an era and an incredible run.”

The 52-year-old has plenty of other irons in the fire, including her critically acclaimed docuseries, which concluded its second season in May. She has also authored two cookbooks, a memoir, and a reference guide, and published a children’s book in 2021.

In a recent interview with Variety, Lakshmi expressed her hope that Taste the Nation would continue for many more seasons. She explained that what she loves most about the show is that “no two days are alike,” and that she enjoys the challenge of each new interview.

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