Although Kelly Choi will be back, along with all of last season's regular judges, Season 2 of Top Chef Masters will also have Gail Simmons playing a judgmental role. Can't have Judges' Table without a little cleavage! Sounds like there will be some fun guest judges as well.
From the press release:
This season, Top Chef Masters will feature guest stars and judges Mekhi Phifer, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and star Hank Azaria, Andrew Zimmern (Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern), the cast of Modern Family, US Olympic Swimmer Jason Lezak , Bravo's "Real Housewives of OC" Lynne Curtin, Alexis Bellino, and Tamra Barney among others.
Hmm - wonder why Fabio is out as Top Recipe host/chef? Speculate here!
For the second season of "Top Chef Masters," www.BravoTV.com is serving up a new behind-the-scenes treat: unprecedented access to the Judges Table with extended footage of the judging process, only available online. Viewers also will learn how to make each week's winning recipe step-by-step in the popular Top Recipe video series, which returns this season with a brand-new host: Atlanta chef and "Top Chef: Las Vegas" finalist Kevin Gillespie.