Top Chef Just Desserts will premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo, bringing 14 new pastry chef contestants to duke it out — culinarily speaking.
Famed pastry chef and Johnny Bravo look-alike Johnny Iuzzini will return as head judge and Gail Simmons, judge on regular Top Chef, will play host once again. Critically acclaimed chef, Top Chef Masters finalist and superstar DJ Hubert Keller will also be on the judges’ panel along with that blonde chick from last season, Dannielle Kyrillos, whose name we could never remember (let alone pronounce).
Special guests to include Beastie Boys’ Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz, The Cast of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (the original film), Renowned Pastry Chef Francois Payard, Acclaimed Chef Cat Cora and the “Hughnibrow” himself, Chef Hugh Acheson, among others.
The winning chef will receive $100,000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Cayman Cookout.
Let’s just hope Bravo did a more thorough job in checking the contestants’ backgrounds and mental history this go ’round.
Watch the preview video and read more about the contestants on the official Bravo site.