Bravo's 'Top Chef Masters' Plates Up Something New For Season 3

Bravo's 'Top Chef Masters' Plates Up Something New For Season 3 Bravo’s “Top Chef: Masters” knows the secret ingredient that keeps foodies coming back for more.

One heaping dose of fresh surprise.

The show returns on Wednesday, April 6 for season 3 with a new format and 12 new master chefs “hungry to compete.” Just like the restaurants that mix-it-up per season with new menus and specials, TCM is making a game change.

The judges will not be judged on scale, but in elimination style challenges, just like the original “Top Chef.”

As the chefs compete towards a $100,000 prize for charity, each episode will put money at stake. Every quickfire win will result in a $5,000 reward and elimination challenge winners will receive $10,000 for their charity.

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will serve as the new host of the series and dig into some of America's most popular chefs alongside returning judge and culinary pro James Oseland and new judge, food critic and author Ruth Reichl. The Chefs will also be cooking for celebrities like Christina Hendricks (of “Mad Men”), Pop/Rock Group Maroon 5 and Pop Star Kelis.

 
 
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