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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Top Chef Just Desserts: Season 2

Season two of Bravo's sweetest series—a spin-off of the 2010 Primetime Emmy–and James Beard Award–winning Top Chef—features 14 pastry chefs being put to the test in a series of high-pressure challenges.

Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 Overview

The fourteen cheftestants of Top Chef Just Desserts Season 2 face off in some of the most difficult and creative challenges seen thus far—from fairytale showpieces and edible room décor to high-class gingerbread houses and carnival delights—all while serving up these treats to celebrity guest judges including: Beastie Boys' Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, the cast of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, renowned Pastry Chef François Payard, and acclaimed chef Cat Cora.

Gail Simmons, a judge on Top Chef for the past eight seasons, returns as the host of this highly competitive series showcasing the best of the best in the world of pastry arts. Once again joining the judges' panel as head judge is Johnny Iuzzini, one of the country's most celebrated and innovative pastry chefs and Executive Pastry Chef at Restaurant Jean Georges. Hubert Keller, critically acclaimed chef as well as guest judge on Top Chef and finalist on Top Chef Masters, and Dannielle Kyrillos, entertaining expert and Contributing Editor of Food Republic will also serve as regular judges for the series.

The series offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of pastry chefs at the highest level. Each episode holds two challenges for the pastry chefs: the first, a Quickfire test of their basic abilities and the Elimination Challenge designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the pastry chefs. These chefs will prove that a little sugar and spice never tasted so nice.

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Dannielle Kyrillos, host Gail Simmons, Hubert Keller and Johnny Iuzzini. Photo courtesy of Bravo.


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