London – NBCUniversal International Formats announced a deal for its hit unscripted format Top Chef with Discovery Italia’s free to air channel, Deejay. The Italian version of the cooking competition will be produced and broadcast in 2016.

The deal will be Top Chef’s 18th local production, with the show capturing an audience of over 110 million viewers globally.

Top Chef is a reality competition show pitting chefs against each other in culinary challenges.  The Emmy award-winning series first aired on Bravo in the U.S. in 2006 and is currently set for its thirteenth season.