Others in the category include "The Amazing Race," "American Ninja Warrior," "Project Runway," "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "The Voice." The winner will be announced during the live show that begins at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS.
Elliot's show pits 16 contestants against each other in a series of cooking challenges. The winner receives $125,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and the title of Top Chef.
He previously operated Graham Elliot Bistro in the West Loop and his namesake restaurant, Graham Elliot, in River North. He is perhaps best known for his six-year run as a co-host and judge on Fox's "Masterchef" and "Masterchef Jr."
Since 2006, "Top Chef" has received 26 Emmy nominations and taken home the award twice — in 2008 and 2010.
Elliot also serves as the culinary director of Lollapalooza, where he caters to the headlining bands and oversees the food offerings at the festival. He lives on the Far Southwest Side with his with his wife and business partner, Allie, and their three children, Mylo Ignatius, Conrad Matthias and Jedediah Lindsay.