Top Chef All-Stars Premiere

Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons
Will Judge Gail Simmons go easy on the All-Stars?

The hottest kitchen battle kicks off tonight with the Top Chef All-Stars premiere.  Bringing back past seaons’ faves and villains, these all-stars will fight for the title of Top Chef.

The cast will have new black chef jackets and a new theme song. Sounds like Bravo wants to add some extra spice to this season.

What awaits these All-Stars?

They’ll have to face Tom Colocchio, Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi, and Anthony Bourdain at Judges’ Table. Guest stars for this season include Paula Deen, Joe Jonas, Jimmy Fallon, and Elmo. Elmo? Your guess is as good as mine for that challenge.

The competing All-Stars are: Elia Aboumrad, Stephen Asprinio,Richard Blais, Jennifer Carroll, Tiffany Derry,Tiffani Faison, Carla Hall, Mike Isabella, Jamie Lauren, Dale Levitski, Antonia Lofaso, Spike Mendelsohn, Angelo Sosa, Dale Talde, Casey Thompson, Marcel Vigneron, Fabio Viviani, and Tre Wilcox.

With lots of finalists and fan faves, it’s hard to predict who will take home the title of Top Chef All-Stars. Do you have a favorite?

Though, watch out: the first cut is rumored to be unexpected and heartbreaking. I’m hoping it’s not Fabio: my own personal vote for fan fave out of all the seasons.

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