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Cast revealed for 'Top Chef Masters,' Season 2

Top chef masters Entertainment Weekly divulged which chefs will grace the upcoming cast of "Top Chef Masters," Season 2. We're seeing a few repeats here, as local chefs Ludo Lefebvre and Mark Peel will return. Govind Armstrong, who judged an elimination challenge last season, will come back to compete in Season 2 as well. Kelly Choi will return as a host, and Susan Feniger will make her first appearance as a contestant.

Here's a full list of contestants:

Jody Adams -- Rialto Restaurant, Cambridge, Mass.
Govind Armstrong -- 8 oz. Burger Bar, Los Angeles
Graham Elliot Bowles -- Graham Elliot Restaurant, Chicago
Jimmy Bradley -- The Red Cat, New York, N.Y.
David Burke -- David Burke Townhouse, New York, N.Y.
Wylie Dufresne -- wd~50, New York, N.Y.
Susan Feniger - Street, Los Angeles
Debbie Gold -- The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
Carmen Gonzalez -- Chef Consultant, New York, N.Y.
Maria Hines - Tilth, Seattle
Susur Lee -- Madeline's, Toronto
Ludo Lefebvre -- Ludo Bites, Los Angeles
Tony Mantuano -- Spiaggia, Chicago
Rick Moonen -- Rick Moonen's RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
Mark Peel -- Campanile, Los Angeles
Monica Pope -- t'afla, Houston
Thierry Rautureau -- Rover's, Seattle
Marcus Samuelsson -- The Red Rooster, New York, N.Y.
Ana Sortun -- Oleana, Cambridge, Mass.
Rick Tramonto -- TRU, Chicago
Jerry Traunfeld -- Poppy, Seattle
Jonathan Waxman -- Barbuto, New York, N.Y.

-- Krista Simmons

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Illustration credit: Bravo TV

 
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There are more than a few repeats from last year. Where is other talent?

Why is the competition dominiated by chefs in NYC, Chicago or LA?! Where are the contestants from San Francisco, Santa Fe, San Antonio, New Orleans, Savannah, Aspen, DC, Minneapolis?


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