July 02, 2010 09:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Fans ofÂ Top Chef and pastries will be happy to know that the two are merging together for a newÂ Bravo spin-off show, Top Chef: Just Desserts. The reality competition will feature pastry chefs from around the nation preparing delectable desserts week after week. The show’s host, Food & Wine’s Gail Simmons opens up about the new show premiering this year and the competition’s three judges…
Having previously served as a judge onÂ Top Chef has prepared Gail Simmons for her new job as host ofÂ Top Chef: Just Desserts, a sweet new spin-off onÂ Bravo. The new competition will feature pastry chefs from around the country duking it out each week on dessert-themed challenges. The format for the show will be the same as Top Chef, with contestants competing in two challenges each week: a Quickfire challenge and an Elimination challenge.
Gail Simmons thinks a culinary competition centered around desserts was a logical choice.Â â€œPastry chefs have a different brain than savory chefs,” Simmons says. “Which is probably why there have been so few good desserts onÂ Top Chef. And thereâ€™s so much talent out there in the dessert world right now.â€
Gail Simmons will be joined by three judges on Top Chef: Just Desserts.Â Johnny Iuzzini, one of the nation’s most celebrated pastry chefs and a former guest judge on Top Chef, will be serving as the head judge on the new show. He’ll be joined at the judging panel by French-born chef Hubert Keller and DailyCandy editor-at-largeÂ Dannielle Kyrillos.
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