David Burke and Tiffani Faison Dish on 'Top Chef Duels'

David Burke and Tiffani Faison Dish on 'Top Chef Duels'

The Cheftestants give the scoop on our newest competition show.

What happens when past Top Chef stars face off in one of the most intense head-to-head challenges ever? You're about to find out on Bravo's new show Top Chef Duels.

Set to premiere this Summer, our latest cooking competition show pits 18 past Top Chef and Top Chef Masters stars in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges, with each being given the chance to up the ante and challenge the other's culinary skills. The winners of each battle will compete in the season finale—and one lucky Chef will walk away with a $100,000 grand prize.

Two of those competitors are David Burke and Tiffani Faison—and the Cheftestants are thrilled to get in the culinary ring. "I think one-on-ones are fun!" Burke tells the Dish. "The timing, the execution, anything can happen."

That's not to say the pair aren't sweating the pressure. But they've already got strategies in place to potentially earn them a victory—and to please the palates of judges Curtis Stone, Gail Simmons, Wolfgang Puck and Hugh Acheson. "It's kind of like the Olympics," Burke says. Adds Tiffani: "Anyone can have a good day and anyone can have a bad day," she says. "You can't have that mindset of like, 'I got this.' Because you can spiral out of control quickly."

Are you excited to catch Top Chef Duels? What Cheftestants do you hope will compete? Tell us in the comments.

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