Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Top Chef Masters 2 Participants Revealed!

EW has apparently got the scoop on the 22 chefs who will be competing in season two of Top Chef Masters - including 6 chefs who competed in season 1.

The six returning chefs:

Graham Elliot Bowles – Graham Elliot Restaurant, Chicago, Ill.
Wylie Dufresne – wd~50, New York, N.Y.
Ludo Lefebvre – Ludo Bites, Los Angeles, Calif.
Rick Moonen – Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.
Mark Peel – Campanile, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jonathan Waxman – Barbuto, New York, N.Y.

And the newbies:

Jody Adams – Rialto Restaurant, Cambridge, Mass.
Govind Armstrong – 8 oz Burger Bar, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jimmy Bradley – The Red Cat, New York, N.Y.
David Burke – David Burke Townhouse, New York, N.Y.
Susan Feniger – Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
Debbie Gold – The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
Carmen Gonzalez – Chef Consultant, New York, N.Y.
Maria Hines – Tilth, Seattle, Wash.
Susur Lee – Madeline’s, Toronto, Canada
Tony Mantuano – Spiaggia, Chicago, Ill.
Monica Pope – t’afla, Houston, Texas
Thierry Rautureau – Rover’s, Seattle, Wash.
Marcus Samuelsson – The Red Rooster, New York, N.Y.
Ana Sortun – Oleana, Cambridge, Mass.
Rick Tramonto – TRU, Chicago, Ill.
Jerry Traunfeld – Poppy, Seattle, Wash.

Can't wait until the new season starts on April 7th!


Kristine said...

I like Rick Tramanto. (Remember the Spike/scallop incident?)Whoops, I just cursed him. He'll be the first to go!

RantzGrotto said...

I hope they do a different format than last time. I think too many good chefs lost because of the pool they were in. I'd like to see them do like the original show.