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Food

Sedlar, Milliken Repping L.A. In Next "Top Chef Masters"

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Milliken (left) and Sedlar (Photos by Lindsay William-Ross, Elise Thompson/LAist)
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The knives are coming out for a third installment of the all-pro TV cooking competition show Top Chef Masters on Bravo, and today the network has revealed the list of 12 "cheftestants" and solidified who will be doing the adjudicating.Representing Los Angeles are two beloved and well-known local culinary stars, Mary Sue Milliken of Border Grill, and John Rivera Sedlar of Rivera and the just-opened Playa. The two join other major talent, like San Francisco's Traci Des Jardins (LAist Interview), and chefs from New York, Las Vegas, Atlanta, New Orleans, and more.

This season includes the handsome sidedish swap-out of Aussie-to-L.A. transplant Curtis Stone (replacing Kelly Choi) as host, with James Oseland returning to judge. He'll be joined by food critic luminary Ruth Reichl, and a likely stream of guest judges. The contestants will be vying for cash that goes to charities of their choice. Each Quickfire win will be worth $5,000 for the chef's selected charity, and each Elimination Challenge win $10,000. Milliken is competing for Share Our Strength, and Sedlar for the American Diabetes Association.

"Top Chef Masters" premieres on Bravo Wednesday, April 6 @11 p.m. then moves to its regular 10 p.m. time slot the following week.