Bravo has announced the contestants for Season 5 of Top Chef Masters, which premiers July 24. Of the 13 chefs competing, four are closely connected to New York City: David Burke, former EMM corporate exec chef Franklin Becker, former San Domenico chef Odette Fada, and Richard Sandoval of Raymi and a bunch of other restaurants across the country.
This season will have a couple of new twists, including an online "Battle of the Sous Chefs" hosted by Hugh Acheson, where sous chefs will compete for advantages for their bosses. (Yay?) Curtis Stone returns to host, and Gail Simmons will be the head judge.
· Top Chef Masters Season 5 Contestants Announced [~EN~]