For starters, the set is “completely redesigned,” as head chef and exec producer Gordon Ramsay notes in the exclusive promo video below. The changes aren’t all aesthetic either, as this marks the Fox competition series’ first all-stars season where Ramsay personally invited back former seasons’ black jacket recipients (competitors who made it to the Top 5-6 of any given season).
The ‘Chopped’ chef takes on judge duty alongside Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi
The returning chefs include: Robyn Almodovar (Season 10), Dana Cohen (Season 10), Elise Harris (Season 9), Barbie Marshall (Season 10), Ashley Nickell (Season 15), Jennifer Normant (Season 9), Amanda Palomino (Season 15), Michelle Tribble (Season 14), Jared Bobkin (Season 15), Nick Peters (Season 14), Giovanni Filippone (Season 5), Van Hurd (Season 6), Benjamin Knack (Season 7), Milly Medley (Season 14), Josh Trovato (Season 14), Ben Walanka (Season 5).
The winner of this season will be given the opportunity to launch a new Hell’s Kitchen-themed restaurant in Las Vegas. It’ll be interesting to see how these chefs handle the heat when they return to the Hell’s Kitchen set, especially since former competitors will find themselves head-to-head with chefs they’ve worked with in previous seasons. After all, hell hath no fury like a chef scorned.
Yassssssssssssssss!!! Just in case you don’t know about Chef Barbie Marshall, just know she’s dope as hell and you can catch up here. If you’re in the South Jersey/ Philadelphia area you can attend her viewing party this upcoming Friday, Sept 29 at the Caesars in Atlantic City, you already know the Just Grubbin team will be in the building… but hear it from her
— Chef Barbie Marshall (@BarbieMarshall) September 22, 2017