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Celebrity Chef Contestants Announced For Bravo's Top Chef Masters

All-Star Lineup Announced For Top Chef: Masters

If you're already missing your weekly dose of Top Chef, don't fret: Bravo has announced the cheftestant roster for Top Chef Masters, a new series premiering June 10.

In addition to its impressive cheftestant list and exciting new lineup of judges, the new show will also feature special appearances from a number of personalities, ranging from the predictable (previous winners, Tom, Padma, and Gail) to the surprising (Neil Patrick Harris, Zooey Deschanel, writers and producers of Lost). The show has 24 of the country's most prominent chefs vying for a $100,000 charity prize. Like its original counterpart, each episode on the spinoff show will include a quickfire and an elimination challenge — except the first six episodes of Masters will consist of four chefs competing to name a winner. The six winners will then convene in the final four weeks and one person will be eliminated each episode until the finale, when the last one standing earns the title of Top Chef Master.

A surprising number of celebrity chefs were rumored to be on the show, and while some of the information turned out to be untrue, some of it was right on point. To find out which celebrity cheftestants will compete,


Do you have any pre-show predictions? Who will you be rooting for?


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
So awesome!!
Gatito Gatito 8 years
I'm thrilled to see John Besh in the line-up. He is an exemplary representative of NOLA and its culinary contributions.
Food Food 8 years
He may not be a big name to the public (yet), but Chris Lee is a well-respected chef by his peers in the New York restaurant world. I'll be curious to see how he fares. I have a feeling he will do well.
mga1115 mga1115 8 years
I am exicted about this show. I love Top Chef -- it should be interesting!
blondambition02 blondambition02 8 years
I'm rooting for Cindy Pawlcyn. I love her restaurants. Go Fish and Mustards are both amazing!
mydiadem mydiadem 8 years
This looks AWESOME - I've eaten at Graham Elliott and Alma de Cuba and both are fantastic.
smileyyy123 smileyyy123 8 years
What a list!! Anita Lo's restaurant, Annisa, was home to one of the top 5 meals I've had in my LIFE, John Besh is always creative and entertaining to watch, Rick Bayless is a genius. And they got the Easy Entertaining guy from Food Network, Michael Chiarello! Bravo's star-power draw is impressive... can't wait for this show!
mlen mlen 8 years
wow those are some good names!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
This show looks like a winner!!!
nikkisoda nikkisoda 8 years
I am so excited for this show!!!!!!
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