6:30pm – Sunday, December 30 on FOUR
With 12 world class chefs, a new host and judge, and a guest list that includes Maroon 5, Kelis, and Christina Hendricks, this week sees Top Chef Masters return to our screens for its unmissable third season, premiering on Sunday, December 30 th at 6:30pm on FOUR. For the past two seasons Kelli Choi has been the host of Top Chef Masters, but this year Australian celebrity chef, Curtis Stone is taking her place.
“My entire world revolves around food and I love cooking and whenever I can, I’m in a kitchen. This was a really special opportunity for me,” Stone explains about joining the series.
Stone was also attracted by the concept of working with judges James Oseland and fellow series newcomer Ruth Reichl. “I got asked to not only be involved in a show, with some of the world’s best chefs, but also sit at a critics table with some of the world’s leading food critics.”
Of course having world class meals served by some of the world’s culinary superstars didn’t hurt either. “It was one of those experiences that I’ll never forget. I got to eat some fantastic food and get a real insight into how these guys judge their foods.”
But it’s not just the addition of Stone and Reichl that make the series’ third season unique – this time around the masters will no longer be judged on a scale, but in elimination style challenges just as the tried and true format of the original Top Chef.
In each episode, money will be at stake, with the winners of every quickfire challenge winning $5,000 and elimination challenges winning $10,000 for their designated charities.
Make sure not to miss all this when we get our first introduction to all 12 chefs in the Top Chef Masters premiere, screening on Sunday, December 30 th at 6:30pm on FOUR.