September 24, 2010 09:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Can’t get enough Top Chef? Have no fear because Tom Colicchio and Padma Lakshmi are headed back to our television screens sooner than you think! It has just been announced that Top Chef on Bravo will be returning in December for an all star season chock full of fan favorites and prior finalists. Keep reading for more details!
That’s right folks, season eight of Top Chef on Bravo has just been revealed and will return with an all star cast. On December 1, 2010 at 10 pm EST, you will see host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain return to New York City along with 18 previous Top Chef contestants, including finalists and some fan favorites. The contestants will go head to head to see if they have what it takes for the premiere of Top Chef All-Stars. So who are the returning contestants? Take a look as you may see one of your favorites.
Elia Aboumrad; Season two, final four
Stephen Asprinio; Season one, top five
Richard Blais; Season four finalist
Jennifer Carroll; Season six, final four
Tiffany Derry; Season seven, top five
Tiffani Faison; Season one finalist
Carla Hall; Season five finalist
Mike Isabella; Season six, top seven
Jamie Lauren; Season five, top seven
Dale Levitski; Season three finalist
Antonia Lofaso; Season four, final four
Spike Mendelsohn; Season four, top five
Angelo Sosa; Season seven finalist
Dale Talde; Season four, top six
Casey Thompson; Season three finalist and fan favorite
Marcel Vigneron; Season two finalist
Fabio Viviani; Season five final four and fan favorite
Tre Wilcox; Season three, top eight
Tom Colicchio goes on to say about season eight with the all stars “With seven seasons of ‘Top Chef’ under our belt, the timing feels right for an All-Stars edition. It has all the elements to be our best season yet. Getting Tony Bourdain to serve as a judge throughout the season was the icing on the cake.” Be sure to mark your calendar for December 1, 2010 when the premiere of Top Chef season eight all stars will be on!
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