Eater reports that a new cast for Top Chef: Just Desserts has been assembled for the next season, which will premiere on August 24th. Joining host Gail Simmons and judges Hubert Keller, Danielle Kyrillos, and Johnny Iuzzini, will be a rather random procession of guest-stars including Cat Cora, Adam “King Ad Rock” Horovitz from the Beastie Boys, the cast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (we’re guessing the bad new one, not the classic), and Francois Payard. We’d love to be a fly on the walls of any green room that gets that group together. Now, on to the competition!
Meanwhile, though L.A. does have Carlos Enriquez, a native participating who works at Holstein’s at The Cosmopolitan Hotel, pastry chef and L.A. local Sally Camacho from WP24 is the most recognizable name repping our city this go-around. Look below to meet the thirteen sweet-makers Camacho will face this season in Top Chef: Just Desserts.
Amanda Rockman, 29 - Hometown: Katy, Texas - Resides in Chicago, Ill.
Carlos Enriquez, 33 - Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif. -Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.
Chris Hanmer, 33 - Hometown: Costa Mesa, Calif. - Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.
Craig Poirier, 25 - Hometown: Derry, N.H. - Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.
Katzie Guy-Hamilton, 24 - Hometown: Worcester, Mass. - Resides in New York, N.Y.
Lina Biancamano, 37 - Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. - Resides in Fort Worth, Texas
Matthew Petersen, 32 - Hometown: Dublin, Pa. - Resides in Arlington, Va.
Megan Ketover, 31 - Hometown/ Resides In: Cincinnati, Ohio
Melissa Camacho, 30 - Hometown: Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Resides in New York , N.Y.
Nelson Paz, 33 - Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Resides in Boston, Mass.
Orlando Santos, 32 - Hometown: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands - Resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Rebecca Masson, 39 - Hometown: Laramie, Wyo. -Resides in Houston, Texas
Sally Camacho, 31 - Hometown/ Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Vanarin Kuch, 26 - Hometown/ Resides In: Houston, Texas