Mark your calendar for Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. for the new season of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef Masters!”
Chef David Burke tops the list of 13 award-winning chefs who will compete, alongside their sous chefs, for the title of “Top Chef Master” and $100,000 for their charity.
David Burke Kitchen’s Executive Chef Chris Shea will be competing with Chef Burke in this latest culinary showdown. In a new twist this season, each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, “Battle of the Sous Chefs.” The results of each online episode directly impacts the Masters, awarding them advantages or disadvantages, depending on their sous chef’s performance. Every episode of “Battle of the Sous Chefs” leads up to the next episode of “Top Chef Masters,” and challenges the sous chef to accurately represent the style and technique that has made his or her Master such a success. Given Chef Burke’s reputation for perfection, this is no short order!
Chefs Burke and Shea will be competing for Table to Table, a community-based food rescue program that collects prepared and perishable food that would otherwise be wasted and delivers it to organizations that serve the hungry in New Jersey, Chef Burke’s home state. The chefs face off in some of the most difficult and unique challenges seen thus far. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone is back as series host alongside new head critic
To date, “Top Chef Masters” has given over 1 million dollars to charities with this season increasing that total to over
1.25 million dollars. Watch the entire first episode of “Battle of the Sous Chefs” here!
And let’s hear it for Team Burke!