'Top Chef' Spin-off Gets Judges

It was recently announced that "Top Chef", the number one food show on cable, would be getting a spin-off.  Until now, we weren't sure if the judges of the original would be moonlighting or if a whole new group of foodies were coming.

Today, Bravo announced who the new super judges would be and they are: restaurant critic Gael Green, culinary expert James Oseland, food critic Jay Rayner and food journalist Kelly Choi will server as the host.  Tom Colicchio will stay on as consulting producer.

The new series, "Top Chef Masters" (which sounds like an all-star show, but isn't), will feature world renowned chefs as they compete against each other in weekly challenges.  Like "Top Chef", each episode will have 2 challenges, but it's definitely not the same.  The first will be similar to the classic "quickfire" but with a twist that will test their basic abilities.  The second will be a "more involved elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and invention of the chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic foods."

No word yet on when it will air. 

source: Futon Critic

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I don't know this blog writer but dude, Jake, you are right on target. Couldn't agree with you more about the choice of Kelly choi. Choi PINED after JOSH KELLY now at espn at Columbia J SCHOOL. He dumped her. Choi screamed at Elliott in the Columbia hallways. choi stalked Elliott's girl. then got hired for ONE month at NEWS 12 BRONX . I saw Choi's air checks Man she Sucked! Choi is NO sincere soul. She is not 32 as wikipedia states and she slummed around NYC writing freelance after news 12 trying to make it some how before she begged Arick Wierson at NYC TV for a shot. PEOPLE at NYC TV (not management) do not think highly of CHOI. CHOI goes to these RED CARPET EVENTS in evening gowns TRYING BEGGING CRYING, "LOOK AT ME PLEASE I AM KELLY CHOI." She has no purpose at these events and paparazzi friends of mine remark they take her pix because she just bares leg at the male photogs. PATHETIC. A friend of choi's says choi is BULIMIC to boot

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