If the idea of watching the best culinary contestants from past “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” series is your idea of tasty summer fare, then Bravo’s “Top Chef Duels” is dessert.
Eighteen of the “biggest, boldest and most talked-about” personalities from the past will vie for a $100,000 prize and a “culinary adventure” to be featured in Food and Wine magazine.
Curtis Stone will host and serve as judge, with Gail Simmons, Wolfgang Puck and Hugh Acheson. Special guest judges/appearances include “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Divergent” actress Shailene Woodley, Pink, Rob Zombie and Andy Samberg.
Mr. Puck will host a digital video component of the competition, a twist on the show’s “Last Chance Kitchen.”
Stephanie Izard and Kristen Kish, both previous winners, face off as a dueling pair this season. For more information, see www.bravotv.com/top-chef-duels.
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