Bravo will kick off Season 5 of its cooking competition show Top Chef Masters on July 24, the network announced Wednesday.
The season will feature 13 chefs (see the full list below) competing against each other for $100,000 for charity. In a new twist, the season will also feature the competitors' sous chefs battling against each other in an online competition. Based on their protégé's performance, each Master will be awarded advantages or disadvantages in their own competition.
Returning cast members for the show's fifth installment include host Curtis Stone, Gail Simmons (who's been promoted to head critic), and judges James Oseland, Ruth Reichl and Francis Lam. Lesley Suter also joins the cast as a judge.
The 13 Master chefs who will be competing are:
Franklin Becker — New York (The Little Beet)
David Burke — New York (David Burke's Kitchen, more)
Lynn Crawford — Toronto, Canada (Ruby Watchco)
Odette Fada — New York (San Domenico)
Neal Fraser — Los Angeles (Rioja, more)
Douglas Keane — Sonoma County, Calif. (Cyrus)
Jenn Louis — Portland, Ore. (Lincoln and Sunshine Tavern)
Richard Sandoval — Los Angeles (Richard Sandoval Restaurants)
Bryan Voltaggio — Frederick, Md. (VOLT, more)
Herbert Wilson — Las Vegas (Sushi Samba)
Sang Yoon — Los Angeles (Father's Office and Lukshon Restaurant)
Sue Zemanick — New Orleans (Gautreau's)
Top Chef Masters Season 5 premieres Wednesday, July 24 at 10/9c. Will you watch?
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