Season three of Top Chef Masters premiers Wednesday, April 6th at 11/10 Central, and boy do they have a line up fighting for their charities plus, a few new additions to spice things up! Joining the judges table this year will be the legendary food writer Ruth Reichl, and new to hosting duties is none other than handsome star chef Curtis Stone! There will also be one hot guest list, including Maroon 5, Kelis and Christina Hendricks!
The cast itself will consist of:
- Hugh Acheson – Chef/ Partner: Five & Ten, The National, Gosford Wine in Athens, GA and Empire State South, Atlanta, GA; Competing for Wholesome Wave Foundation
- Floyd Cardoz – Former Executive Chef/Partner of Tabla and soon-to-be Executive Chef/Partner of a new Danny Meyer restaurant; Competing for Young Scientist Cancer Research Fund
- John Currence – City Grocery Restaurant Group, Oxford, MS Competing for No Kid Hungry
- Traci Des Jardins – Chef/Co-owner of Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House and Manzanita, San Francisco, CA; Competing for La Cocina
- George Mendes – Chef/Co-Owner of ALDEA, Manhattan, NY; Competing for Charity: Water
- Mary Sue Milliken – Co-Chef/ Owner: Border Grill Restaurants and Truck, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for Share Our Strength
- Naomi Pomeroy – Owner: Beast in Portland, OR; Competing for Seed Savers Exchange
- Suvir Saran – Executive Chef: Dévi, New York, NY; Competing for Agricultural Stewardship Association
- John Rivera Sedlar – Owner: Playa, Los Angeles, CA; Competing for American Diabetes Association
- Alex Stratta – Executive Chef: Stratta, Las Vegas, NV; Competing for Faster Cures, part of the Milken Prostate Cancer Foundation
- Celina Tio – Chef/Owner: JULIAN Restaurant, Kansas City, MO, Competing for Harvesters
- Sue Zemanick – Executive Chef: Gautreau’s, New Orleans, LA; Competing for the Louisiana SPCA
An awesome line-up with some spicy new additions and twists, it’s bound to be a great season! What do you think? Will you watch? Leave us a comment below and let us know, then come on in and join us in the FORUM and talk about all your favorite Reality Shows!