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Top Chef Season 10 Announced, 3 L.A. Chefs Will Compete in Seattle

Wolfgang Puck will turn his guest appearances into a regular judging spot this season. (Photo courtesy of Bravo)
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The Emmy-award winning show "Top Chef" will be back this fall, celebrating their 10th season (and hopefully another Emmy win this weekend) in Seattle. The cast is stacked with L.A. chefs Micah Fields, Brooke Williamson and Kuniko Yagi -- a relief after not having any Angelenos on this season of "Masters." The L.A. toques will compete in the Pacific Northwest, and our Wolfgang Puck has been announced as one of the regular judges.

Fields is the chef of the Standard Downtown LA; Williamson, who was considered a Rising Star Chef, operates Hudson House gastropub in Redondo Beach and the Tripel, a craft beer and wine bar in Playa del Rey, with her husband Nick Roberts; and Kuniko Yagi, also a Rising Star, has worked with the likes of David Meyer at Sona.

The good news is, even if one of Angeleno contenders gets knocked out early, they'll still have hope at a shot for the title. The network will be doing the second edition of “Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen,” a digital video series hosted by Tom Colicchio where each week, two eliminated chef-testants compete for a spot in the finale. The show premiers on Wednesday, November 7 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

Here's a full list of the upcoming season's cast:

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- Lizzie Binder, 37 - Napa, California
- Tina Bourbeau, 42 - New York, New York
- Chrissy Camba, 30 - Chicago, Illinois
- Stephanie Cmar, 27 - Boston, Massachusetts
- Micah Fields, 28 - Los Angeles, California
- Eliza Gavin, 38 - Telluride, Colorado
- Anthony Gray, 35 - Macon, Georgia
- Jeffrey Jew, 34 - Washington, DC
- Gina Keatley, 32 - New York, New York
- Kristen Kish, 28 - Boston, Massachusetts
- Danyele McPherson, 31 - Dallas, Texas
- Daniel O’Brien, 32 - Washington, DC
- Carla Pellegrino, 43 - Las Vegas, Nevada
- Jorel Pierce, 28 - Denver, Colorado
- Sheldon Simeon, 30 - Lahaina, Hawaii
- John Tesar, 54 - Dallas, Texas
- Joshua Valentine, 32 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Bart Vandaele, 41 - Washington, DC
- Tyler Wiard, 41 - Denver, Colorado
- Brooke Williamson, 33 - Los Angeles, California
- Kuniko Yagi, 35 - Los Angeles, California

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