It’s Official: ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ Coming to Bravo

by | September 22, 2010 at 11:06 AM | RealityTV, Top Chef, TV News

'Top Chefs' (from top left) Angelo Sosa, Fabio Viviani, Carla Hall and Tiffany Derry (Photo: Bravo)

'Top Chefs' (from top left) Angelo Sosa, Fabio Viviani, Carla Hall and Tiffany Derry (Photo: Bravo)

The rumors are true: Bravo is whipping up a ‘Top Chef: All-Stars‘ edition for Season 8.

The announcement was made Wednesday night during the ‘Top Chef: D.C.’ reunion special.

That’s been the word from the kitchen since early September, when reports began to surface claiming a lot of familiar restaurant faces were currently filming in NYC.

Indeed, the upcoming season of the fave foodie show will be seasoned with a secret ingredient: 18 previous cheftestants–all former frontrunners–battling it out in the Big Apple for the title they came so close to: ‘Top Chef.’

There will also be a new judge on the menu: Anthony Bourdain, who’s been a guest judge in previous seasons, will be sitting at Judges Table each week alongside Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

Watch Full Episodes of ‘Top Chef’ on xfinityTV.com

So who’s participating in the sure-to-be heated competition?

From Season 1
Tiffani Faison
Stephen Asprinio

From Season 2
Marcel Vigneron
Elia Aboumrad

From Season 3
Dale Levitski
Casey Thompson
Tre Wilcox

From Season 4
Richard Blais
Spike Mendelsohn
Antonia Lofaso
Dale Talde

From Season 5
Fabio Viviani
Carla Hall
Jamie Lauren

From Season 6
Jennifer Carroll
Michael Isabella

From Season 7
Angelo Sosa
Tiffany Derry

The ‘Top’-notch reality series–which pulled off a major upset at this year’s Emmys by winning ‘Outstanding Reality Competition’ and breaking ‘The Amazing Race’s seven-year winning streak–is returning to New York City for the All-Star edition (the same location for Season 5).

In this season’s food fight, Kevin Sbraga emerged as the surprise winner of ‘Top Chef D.C.’

Watch the chefs boil over in the two-hour Season 7 finale here on xfinityTV.com: Finale Part 1 and Finale Part 2.

Put the ‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ on your Watch List and DVR

‘Top Chef: All-Stars’ premieres Wednesday, Dec. 1st, at 10 p.m./EST on Bravo.

Are you fired up about a ‘Top Chef: All Stars’ edition? Which of your favorite chefs is missing from the All-Star line-up?