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WILLIAMS SONOMA LAUNCHES PARTNERSHIP WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING SERIES, BRAVO’S “TOP CHEF”

November 30, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 30, 2018--Williams Sonoma, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, announced today a partnership with Bravo Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning “ ” which includes a series of branded in-store events around the premiere. This season, the winner of the coveted title of “Top Chef” will also receive a Williams Sonoma prize package and a spot on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage at the 2019 BottleRock Music Festival in Napa Valley. Additionally, through their Watch n’ Win Sweepstakes viewers can enter to win a trip to the 2019 BottleRock Music & Food Festival in Napa Valley and meet the winner of “Top Chef” this spring. Viewers can enter by tweeting the secret hashtag that will be revealed during the “Top Chef” season 16 premiere on  Thursday, December 6 at 9pm ET/PT.

To celebrate their partnership and launch of the new season on Thursday, December 6th  Williams Sonoma will host “Top Chef” Holiday Entertaining Cooking Classes at stores nationwide where customers can sample recipes from some of the series’ most beloved cheftestants. Attendees of the event in New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Philadelphia will be able to learn directly from the show’s popular past cheftestants.

A full list of events is included below:

Bravo’s “Top Chef” Holiday Entertaining Cooking Class at Williams Sonoma Thursday, December 6th from 6:30-8 pm All Williams Sonoma Stores

The Holidays are right around the corner and to celebrate we’re teaming up with our friends at Bravo’s  Top Chef  for the ultimate Holiday Entertaining Event. We’ll share tips and tricks from the experts and learn to make a few of their favorite small bites for Holiday parties that are perfect for a crowd.

The Top Chef Cooking Class is slated to be hosted by notable alums in the following markets:

New York City - Chef Grayson Schmitz RSVP:  http://topchef-williamssonoma-newyork.eventbrite.com Atlanta (Ponce City Market) - Chef Kevin Gillespie RSVP:  http://topchef-williamssonoma-atlanta.eventbrite.com Beverly Hills - Chef Joe Sasto RSVP:  http://topchef-williamssonoma-losangeles.eventbrite.com Dallas (North Park) - Chef Tiffany Derry RSVP: http://topchef-williamssonoma-dallas.eventbrite.com Philadelphia (King of Prussia) - Chef Jenn Carroll RSVP:  http://topchef-williamssonoma-philadelphia.eventbrite.com

Additional Top Chef events will take place on the first Thursday of the month through March 2019. For more information about Williams Sonoma’s partnership with Top Chef please visit: www.williams-sonoma.com/topchef

ABOUT WILLIAMS SONOMA Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Products include cookware, cooks’ tools, cutlery, electrics, bakeware, food, tabletop and bar, outdoor, cookbooks, as well as furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. Each store offers cooking classes and tastings conducted by expert culinary staff. A comprehensive  gift registry program for weddings and other special events is available in stores and online. On  williams-sonoma.com  and the Williams Sonoma blog,  Taste, customers can find recipes, tips, and techniques that help them create delicious meals and wonderful memories. Williams Sonoma is also part of an active community on  FacebookInstagram, TwitterPinterestGoogle+  and  YouTube.

ABOUT BRAVO MEDIA Bravo Media is the premier lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content across all platforms. The network has a diverse slate of original programming that includes the scripted anthology series “Dirty John,” along with unscripted favorites such as Emmy Award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Southern Charm,” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises. Bravo also boasts the only live late-night talk show on television with the critically acclaimed “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which has become a nightly destination for A-list celebrities. Available in 87 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Watch Bravo anywhere: on demand, online, or across mobile and connected TVs. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.

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CONTACT: Kendall Coleman

Williams Sonoma

KAColeman@WSGC.com

415-616-7926Toni Tonge

Bravo/Top Chef

Toni.Tonge@nbcuni.com

212-664-6198

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