About the Show
Their knives are getting sharpened - again - as Top Chef goes extreme! The new head-to-head format pits Cheftestants from past seasons against one another in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges. The winners of each of these battles will compete against each other in the season finale - a definitive battle royale of pure gastronomic talent and ambition. In the end, old rivalries will be settled and one chef will cut down the competition to win the grand prize and, more importantly - ultimate culinary bragging rights.
Curtis Stone is a celebrity chef, best-selling author, TV personality, and entrepreneur. When it comes to cooking, his philosophy is to cook as Mother Nature intended: buy locally produced seasonal and organic ingredients, keep recipes simple, and allow the food to speak for itself.Read More
Gail Simmons is a trained culinary expert, food writer, and dynamic television personality. Since the show’s inception in 2006, she has lent her extensive expertise as a series judge on the Emmy Award-winning Food Network series Top Chef. Gail joins season five of Top Chef Masters as the new head critic, and was previously host of Top Chef Just Desserts, the pastry-focused spin-off of the Top Chef franchise. Gail also appeared as a special guest on season one of Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada.Read More