Go find your knife kit and your remote. The second season of Bravo's Top Chef Masters is scheduled to premier on April 7th at 8 p.m. 22 chefs, including 6 who are returning from the first season, will compete for All That Plastic Wrap. (Okay, and charity money too.) This season's L.A. chefs includes first time contestant Susan Feniger (Ciudad, Street), as well as returning chefs Ludo Lefebvre (LudoBites), Mark Peel (Campanile, The Tar Pit) and Govind Armstrong (8 oz. Burger Bar).
Judging this season are Top Chef's Gail Simmons, along with returning judges Gael Greene, Jay Rayner and James Oseland. Kelly Choi will again host. Making guest appearances? Mekhi Phifer, Matt Groening and Hank Azaria. For a complete list of contestants, turn the page.
Contestants for Bravo's Top Chef Masters, Season 2:
Jody Adams - Rialto Restaurant, Cambridge, Mass.
Govind Armstrong - 8 oz Burger Bar, Los Angeles, Calif.
Graham Elliot Bowles - Graham Elliot Restaurant, Chicago, Ill.
Jimmy Bradley - The Red Cat, New York, N.Y.
David Burke - David Burke Townhouse, New York, N.Y.
Wylie Dufresne - wd~50, New York, N.Y.
Susan Feniger - Street, Los Angeles, Calif.
Debbie Gold - The American Restaurant, Kansas City, Mo.
Carmen Gonzalez - Chef Consultant, New York, N.Y.
Maria Hines - Tilth, Seattle, Wash.
Susur Lee - Madeline's, Toronto, Canada
Ludo Lefebvre - Ludo Bites, Los Angeles, Calif.
Tony Mantuano - Spiaggia, Chicago, Ill.
Rick Moonen - Rick Moonen's RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nev.
Mark Peel - Campanile, Los Angeles, Calif.
Monica Pope - t'afla, Houston, Texas
Thierry Rautureau - Rover's, Seattle, Wash.
Marcus Samuelsson - The Red Rooster, New York, N.Y.
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Ana Sortun - Oleana, Cambridge, Mass.
Rick Tramonto - TRU, Chicago, Ill.
Jerry Traunfeld - Poppy, Seattle, Wash.
Jonathan Waxman - Barbuto, New York, N.Y.