Top Chef returns this December, and for its 13th season Bravo's culinary reality show is hitting the road. The show will take contestants on a road trip up and down the California coast, from San Francisco to Palm Springs. Oakland, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego are also stops on what will be the show's first multi-city tour. Tune in on December 2 to see Karen and sixteen other Cheftestants kickoff season 13.

Head here to get your first peek at this season's Top Chef.

Chef Karen Akunowicz is a 2015, 2016 & 2017 James Beard Nominee for Best Chef Northeast. She competed on Season 13 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef-California, and she is the Executive Chef/Partner at Myers+Chang in Boston, MA. 

She co-authored the Myers+Chang at Home Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin 2017) and was called one of the “ 21 Badass Women Changing the Food Word” by Marie Claire Magazine. 

 Her international work includes the role as Chef at L'Avion Blu Enoteca in Modena, Italy.

Go here to learn more about Myers & Chang, where Karen currently resides as Executive Chef.

And head here to learn more about her upcoming cookbook with Joanne Chang.