Come Dec. 1, you should probably be prepared to hear "Hootie hoo!" at least once on 'Top Chef All-Stars.' That's right, Bravo is bringing back 'Top Chef' season 5 finalist Carla Hall and a whole bevy of other fan-favorite cheftestants to compete in the 'All-Star' season. I love Carla! She was such a joy to watch, and I am so excited to see her compete again!
Joining Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons is new judge Anthony Bourdain. Looks like Bourdain's guest judging stint struck a cord with Bravo as much as it did with TV Squad!
Check out the full list of cheftestants below to see if your favorite will be returning to the kitchen.
• Elia Aboumrad; Season 2, final four
• Stephen Asprinio; Season 1, top five
• Richard Blais; Season 4 finalist
• Jennifer Carroll; Season 6, final four
• Tiffany Derry; Season 7, top five
• Tiffani Faison; Season 1 finalist
• Carla Hall; Season 5 finalist
• Mike Isabella; Season 6, top seven
• Jamie Lauren; Season 5, top seven
• Dale Levitski; Season 3 finalist
• Antonia Lofaso; Season 4, final four
• Spike Mendelsohn; Season 4, top five
• Angelo Sosa; Season 7 finalist
• Dale Talde; Season 4, top six
• Casey Thompson; Season 3 finalist and fan favorite
• Marcel Vigneron; Season 2 finalist
• Fabio Viviani; Season 5 final four and fan favorite
• Tre Wilcox; Season 3, top eight