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Two L.A. Chefs Join 'Top Chef' Cruise

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The "Top Chef" cruise line is going full steam ahead, with their maiden voyage slated for April 11. Up until today, though, no Angeleno chefs were slated to be aboard. But now season 10 finalist Brooke Williamson of Tripel in Playa del Rey and the Hudson House will be joining the cruise, along with season nine's handsome fan favorite, “Malibu” Chris Crary, who just made his debut over at Santa Monica's ultra-exclusive dining club, 41 Ocean.

Williamson is indeed a surprising addition to the crew. The self-taught chef admitted she was petrified of boats during the cruise challenge on the recent season. Williamson also "crippling" fear of heights and helicopters, but despite those fears, she faced all three phobias head on during the show's multiple cooking challenges.

She and Crary will be joining hosts Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons along with previously announced Top Chef and "Top Chef Masters" alums: Richard Blais, Yigit Pura, Paul Qui, Fabio Viviani, Hubert Keller, Tim Love, Tiffany Derry, Chris Hanmer, Michael Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn, Hosea Rosenberg, Angelo Sosa and Casey Thompson on this first-ever culinary journey.

For more info on the cruise, you can check out the site here.