When it was announced earlier this year the Bravo cooking competition series Top Chef would finally be making a stop in the Bluegrass, excitement kicked in. But just where would this all be taking place? A first look at the new Kentucky season was released last week.

Here we go:

The only contestant representing her home turf is Sara Bradley, chef and owner of freight house, a farm to table spot in Paducah. I'm glad a little bit of Western Kentucky will be showing up on the new season which by the way premieres a lot sooner than I thought.

Top Chef Kentucky debuts on Thursday, December 6th at 8:00 p.m. local time. I'm here for it.