The 24 chefs competing in Bravo's new series are announced, plus guest judges!

on Apr 7, 2009 - The Dish

Alright, guys, I didn't think I could get more excited about Top Chef Masters and the show's amazing judging panel then I already was, but when I heard who the chefs competing were, my eyes widened. And then, I found out about our awesome guest judges, and I just got so giddy I think i'm scaring people in my office.

Um, and who are the guest stars? NPH!!! (Neil Patrick Harris for those unfamiliar),  Zooey Deschanel, Lost writers and executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, Flipping Out’s Jeff Lewis, and for the first time, all past Top Chef winners will be together during an episode. The series will also showcase chef'testant fan favorites as well as appearances by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons. (Did I mention NPH?!)

Anyway, find out who the 24 amazing competing chefs are and read their bios HERE.

You can catch all the Top Chef Masters action when the show premieres June 10th at 10/9c.

- Monica A. Reyhani