Yesterday Bravo announced a premiere date for its new Top Chef spinoff, Top Chef Masters. The series will feature 24 world-renowned chefs competing in Top Chef-style challenges. The winner receives $100,000 for charity.
Contestants include a bunch of folks we’ve seen as judges on the original Top Chef, including Wylie Dufresne, Art Smith and Rick Bayless. That definitely ups the stakes, though the cool guest stars might add the most flavor to this show: Neil Patrick Harris, Zooey Deschanel and Lost‘s Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are all scheduled to appear.
Tune in June 10 for the delicious debut. Top Chef Masters won’t forget its roots, either: Look for all past Top Chef winners to appear in an episode, too. (Reprinted from Pop Candy)