Chopped All-Stars Season 3 premieres April 7, 2013 at 9 PM ET/PT on Food Network, with a new line-up of culinary contenders, vying for the title of All-Stars champion. The winner will receive a $50,000 donation to his or her chosen charity. As always, hosted by Ted Allen, the competition is broken down into four themed rounds. In each round four chefs will cook head-to-head, with the single winner advancing to the finale, where one chef will be crowned the All-Stars Champion. The competition will be judged by a rotating roster of familiar Chopped judges, including Maneet Chauhan, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez, Chris Santos and Geoffrey Zakarian.
Competitors include Food Network and Cooking Channel personalities, famous restaurant chefs, along with Chopped judges and celebrities who have a love for food.
Check out the full line-up below:
Part 1: “Food Network vs. Cooking Channel” Premieres Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM ET/PT
Competitors: Nadia G., Jeff Mauro, Gabriele Corcos, Sunny Anderson
Judges: Chris Santos, Geoffrey Zakarian, Maneet Chauhan
Part 2: “Mega Chefs” Premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9 PM ET/PT
Competitors: Elizabeth Falkner, Chuck Hughes, Gavin Kaysen, Richard Blais
Judges: Chris Santos, Marcus Samuelsson, Maneet Chauhan
Part 3: “Chopped Judges” Premieres Sunday, April 21 at 9 PM ET/PT
Competitors: Alex Guarnaschelli, Amanda Freitag, Scott Conant, Marc Murphy
Judges: Aarón Sánchez, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelsson
Part 4: “Celebrities” Premieres Sunday, April 28 at 9 PM ET/PT
Competitors: Johnny Weir, Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, Judy Gold
Judges: Maneet Chauhan, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelsson
Part 5: “Finale” Premieres Sunday, May 5 at 9 PM ET/PT
Judges: Aáron Sanchez, Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcus Samuelsson
In the past, Italia Living has had the pleasure of interviewing some of these competing chefs.
Read our interviews with Nadia G., Gabriele Corcos and Scott Conant.