First Lady Adds Top Chefs to North Texas Visit

Chef'testants to compete during Dallas event

First lady Michelle Obama will head to North Texas this week for a one-two punch of events promoting healthy eating and exercise programs.

First, Mrs. Obama will head to a Fort Worth Olive Garden location for a round-table dinner on Thursday evening. Parents who are volunteering with Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative will participate in a discussion about healthy eating and exercise activities during the dinner.

Next, the first lady will head across town to a Dallas event at Nancy Moseley Elementary on Friday to celebrate the second anniversary of her "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity. She won't be alone, though.

Top Chef contestants (or Chef'testants for those who speak Bravo language) from this season and years past will join the first lady for the Friday event.

Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais, fan favorite Fabio Viviani, all-stars Jenn Carroll and Spike Mendelsohn, plus season nine (Top Chef: Texas) chefs Grayson Schmitz and Ed Lee will compete in a healthy eating cook-off with students from the school.

Those last two chefs are interesting additions, as Grayson Schmitz was just eliminated from the Top Chef competition last week. We'll see Wednesday night if she succeeded in the Last Chance Kitchen competition to return to the final four chefs competing in the finale. Similarly, Ed Lee, who was still in the competition as of the last aired episode,  may also be on the chopping block, leading us to wonder if the Obama event will serve as a backdrop for a web-exclusive Last Chance Kitchen event, or just a interesting coincidence to throw Top Chef fans off the scent of who will make it to the finale.

UPDATE: As we found out on Wednesday's Top Chef episode, both Grayson and Ed were elimanted from the competition.

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