Host Curtis Stone returns with new Head Judge Gail Simmons!

on May 16, 2013 - The Dish

"Casual Curtis" flashes a smile. Sigh.

It's a great day when Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons grace our screens. It's an even better one when they're together! Bravo aired the first promo for the new season of Top Chef Masters and revealed that the show is returning in July.

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In the teaser, Gail Simmons, who was recently named Head Judge for the show's fifth season declares whatever she's eating to be on "a whole new level." And since Gail has often said she's liked sauces so much she would swim in them (her quote! not mine!), I can't imagine how awesome whatever she's eating is.

So, what else do we learn from the promo?

Well, it looks like:

1) People are parachuting out of planes. Could it be that's the new form of elimination? These are our greatest chefs! Yikes! 

2) Things are being chopped very, very fast. Hopefully, none of the contestants pulls a Missy Robinson. Remember?

3) "Dressed-up Curtis" is lookin' good. Although we're partial to "Casual Curtis," so the anticipation of finding out whether he makes an appearance is just too much to handle.

I, for one, can't wait for July. Check back on Bravotv.com for more details about the new season as they become available!