September 23, 2010 08:41:44 GMT
The familiar names were announced during September 22 episode of 'Top Chef: D.C.' reunion special, revealing all different kind of talents and tempers.
After seven seasons, "Top Chef" tries to revamp it up with an All-Stars edition. 18 faces from previous seasons are brought back to the kitchen to fight each other and win the title of the ultimate Top Chef. The first look of who these great talents are has been released by TV Guide.
From season 1, there are Tiffani Faison and Steven Asprinio, the former of which almost won the competition against winner Harold Dieterle. Second season's personality Marcel Vigneron will join his former peer Elia Aboumrad. From season 3, Casey Thompson and Dale Levitski would put their friendship to rest for a battle in the kitchen against Texan Tre Wilcox.
Richard Blais from season 4 is reunited with Antonia Lofaso, Spike Mendelsohn and Dale Talde while fan favorite Fabio Viviani from season 5 is taking a second chance along with Jamie Lauren and Carla Hall. Representing 6th season are Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella; and fresh off the seventh season are Tiffany Derry and Angelo Sosa.
"Because we know them, it's very hard to criticize them. The good part is, it's consistently better food," said head judge Tom Colicchio who will be joined in the panel by Padma Lakshmi and occasionally by Anthony Bourdain.
The new season begins Wednesday, December 1 at 10/9c on Bravo.