Padma Lakshi hosts Top Chef alongside head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons.See More
About the Show
The Emmy® and James Beard Award-winning series returns for Season 17 with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. All Stars LA features 15 chefs, including finalists, frontrunners and fan favorites from seasons past, who have all returned to contend for the coveted title. The competing chefs include Eric Adjepong (Season 16: Kentucky), Karen Akunowicz (Season 13: California), Jennifer Carroll (Season 6: Las Vegas, Season 8: All Stars, and “Last Chance Kitchen” Season 7), Stephanie Cmar (Season 11: New Orleans), Lisa Fernandes (Season 4: Chicago), Kevin Gillespie (Season 6: Las Vegas), Gregory Gourdet (Season 12: Boston), Melissa King (Season 12: Boston), Jamie Lynch (Season 14: Charleston), Brian Malarkey (Season 3: Miami), Nini Nguyen (Season 16: Kentucky), Joe Sasto (Season 15: Colorado), Angelo Sosa (Season 7: Washington D.C., and Season 8: All Stars), Bryan Voltaggio (Season 6: Las Vegas), Lee Anne Wong (Season 1: San Francisco and Last Chance Kitchen Season 7).