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'Top Chef All-Stars' Cast Revealed

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 23rd 2010 2:00PM
Carla HallCome Dec. 1, you should probably be prepared to hear "Hootie hoo!" at least once on 'Top Chef All-Stars.' That's right, Bravo is bringing back 'Top Chef' season 5 finalist Carla Hall and a whole bevy of other fan-favorite cheftestants to compete in the 'All-Star' season.

Joining Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons is new judge Anthony Bourdain. Looks like Bourdain's guest judging stint struck a cord with Bravo as much as it did with TV Squad!

Check out the full list of cheftestants to see if your favorite will be returning to the kitchen.

Elia Aboumrad; Season 2, final four

Stephen Asprinio; Season 1, top five

Richard Blais; Season 4 finalist

Jennifer Carroll; Season 6, final four

Tiffany Derry; Season 7, top five

Tiffani Faison; Season 1 finalist

Carla Hall; Season 5 finalist

Mike Isabella; Season 6, top seven

Jamie Lauren; Season 5, top seven

Dale Levitski; Season 3 finalist

Antonia Lofaso; Season 4, final four

Spike Mendelsohn; Season 4, top five

Angelo Sosa; Season 7 finalist

Dale Talde; Season 4, top six

Casey Thompson; Season 3 finalist and fan favorite

Marcel Vigneron; Season 2 finalist

Fabio Viviani; Season 5 final four and fan favorite

Tre Wilcox; Season 3, top eight

Tell us: Who are you excited to see?

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Bill Stehl

I too was rooting for Carla and I thought she had a great chance to win....Until she abdicated her position to that other person,who FAILED to place! She was her "souse chef"not the Chef de Cuisine". That would be like asking Eric Ripert or Daniel Boulud to be souse chef for Anthony Bourdain.
I was so P.O.ed,I couldn't believe it,SOUVIDE??! In a cooking contest final??! I still cringe at the sound of SouVide. Food from a boil in bag,was she trying to win a contest or get a job with an Airline or Stouffer's?
I hope she finds the strength to believe in herself this time around. If she should reach the final again, and even if she were to get one of the above mentioned(Ripert or Boulud)as souse chef,she must stay within herself.

November 20 2010 at 10:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Stehl

Where's Dave????
We want Dave! We want Dave! We want Dave! WE WANT DAVE! (I can't believe I did that.)
Anyway, Dave was one of the few who provided real comic relief, as opposed to the pompous asses who think, because they are able to create a foam, or use some esoteric ingredient like Sea Serpent spit, or some such,they are, Oh,so devine!
We have Tony Bourdain to fill that role now. No one can be more Pompous than our Tony. Bourdain is an uber liberal who believes in open (No)borders for this country and he employed many illegals in his restaurant, but of course,few of his employees,if any, could ever afford to eat there, IF it were even possible for one of them to get a rez! He was (is)a mediocre cook at best, but as the old saying goes,"Those that can,do;Those that can't,teach."(Or they write books or they get a job on an established cooking contest show.)Bourdain is still way overrated, mostly by Bourdain!)
This guy actually had the nerve to get behind the grill with Eric Ripert of Le Bernidin as though he were an equal,what a farce! Our "Antnee" can be hilarious at times,but he did at least,prove that he could be a competent Sous Chef.
I would, some day, really like to see Hell's Kitchen denizen, Gordon Ramsey,appear as a guest judge; unfortunately,contracts collide.
It would be funny to see Tommy THE C,tell Tony"Jaws", to pack his knives and leave!
I hope Tony makes enough on this show to visit a good Orthodontist. Yuk.

I would much rather see someone who has a personality, Adam Richman,of Man Vs. Food for example,would be a better choice.
Watch for any byplay between Tony and Padma! Rumor has it.......................!!!

Bring back Dave!!!! And let's see "MORE" of Padma.

November 20 2010 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


September 25 2010 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hate a lot of this cast.. Where is Dave from S1? Betty from Season 2? Sorry Marcel was a jerk on the show, and so was Tiffany S1..

September 25 2010 at 11:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's a great line-up all the way around. Could be the best Top Chef ever. My faves (in random order): Richard, Carla, Tiffany, Marcel, Angelo, Fabio.

September 24 2010 at 3:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Thanks Millie, my mistake.

September 24 2010 at 9:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Marcel, Carla & Fabio

September 24 2010 at 8:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Renee B

Spike! He spices things up and not afraid to say it like it is. Plus love his cookbook!

September 24 2010 at 8:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hooty Hoo! Carla, I love you!

September 24 2010 at 6:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CARLA!! CARLA!! CARLA!! You go Girl!!

September 24 2010 at 1:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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