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Bravo's award winning series, Top Chef is back and better than ever! Padma, Tom, Gail, and Richard are returning to your TV screens and your kitchens with harder challenges and even more delicious dishes. Though the Top Chef panel is the definition of #SquadGoals, it would be nothing without its contestants! Check out some of the newest chefs below and get pumped for Top Chef's triumphant return to California, December 2 at 10/9c!
Web address: The Shaw Bijou
Twitter handle: @ChefKwame
Birthday: November 11,1989
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Current Town: Washington D.C.
Occupation: Chef and Owner at The Shaw Bijou
Two Fun Facts: I like popcorn and roller coasters.
Motto: "Never give up."
Web address: Vaca Group
Twitter handle: @Chefaymar
Birthday: May 13, 1982
Hometown: Queens, NYC
Current Town: Orange County, CA
Occupation: Executive Chef/Partner, Broadway by Amar Santana and Vaca Restaurant
Two Fun Facts: I'm playful, like to have fun all the time, and I'm always happy.
Web address: Grayson Schmitz
Twitter handle: @GraysonSchmitz
FB Page: Chef Grayson Schmitz
Google: Grayson Schmitz
Birthday: June 22,1983
Hometown: New Holstein, Wisconsin
Current Town: New York, New York
Occupation: Freelance chef
Two Fun Facts: I could beat up most men and I love, love, love Kraft macaroni and cheese...the spiral noodle one.
Motto: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication!!!
Pinterest: Bambi Chronicles
Birthday: October 24, 1979
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Current Town: Seattle, WA
Occupation: General Manager/Executive Chef, Mamnoon
Two Fun Facts: I was raised in a trailer park and I'm a karaoke assassin.