May 26, 2012 08:00 AM by Shayla Perry
Top Chef Masters is about to kick off its fourth season on Bravo, and 12 of the culinary world’s finest chefs have signed on to play for their favorite charities — and of course, bragging rights. Who’s on this year’s roster, and what changes can we expect to see on the judges’ panel? All the details and a sneak peek at the new season after the jump!
Also returning to the judges’ panel will be James Oseland and Ruth Reichl, but this time, two newbies are also being introduced — food and travel journalist Krista Simmons and Gilt Taste‘s features editor, Francis Lam.
These five will be tasked with critiquing some of the country’s finest chefs, who are competing for their charities.
Here’s the line-up:
Chris Cosentino (Chef/Partner, Incanto Restaurant), Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research
Clark Frasier (Owner, Arrows), Outright Lewiston/Auburn
Mark Gaier (Owner, Arrows), Equality Maine Foundation
Lorena Garcia (Owner, Lorena Garcia Cocina Restaurant), Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Inc.
Debbie Gold (Executive Chef/Partner, Union Square Hospitality Group’s Eleven Madison Park), City Harvest
Thierry Rautureau (Chef/Owner Rover’s and Luc), Food Lifeline
Missy Robbins (Executive Chef, A Voce Madison & A Voce Columbus), Grow to Learn NYC
Art Smith (Executive Chef/Co-Owner, LYFE Kitchen and Southern Art Restaurants), Common Threads
Sue Torres (Chef/Owner, Suenos), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Takashi Yagihashi (Owner, Takashi Restaurant and Slurping Turtle), American Red Cross Japanese Tsunami Disaster Relief
Patricia Yeo (Om Restaurant & Lounge, Moksa Pan Asian Izakaya), Heifer Project International
Season 4 of Top Chef Masters is set to premiere July 25 at 10|9c on Bravo, but we’ve got your sneak peek now!
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