September 8, 2010

Meet the Cheftestants of 'Top Chef Just Desserts'

Maybe it's because they haven't invented smell-o-vision yet, but I have never been the biggest Top Chef fan. Even though the show won the Emmy for outstanding reality competition show I have never been able to get into the foodie favorite. But perhaps my palette will change when Top Chef Just Desserts premieres on Wednesday September 15 at 11pm on Bravo.

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Photo by Scott Schafer/Bravo

Fans of the series have been asking for a sweets-only edition for quite some time and now they can have their cake while watching cheftestants make it, too.
Judging by this teaser video Top Chef Just Desserts looks like it's going to pretty intense, plus, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons will be hosting, which is sure to get fans excited.

Take a look at the 12 cheftestants competing for the prize on Top Chef Just Desserts:

Yigit Pura

AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Ankara, Turkey – currently resides in San Francisco, Calif.

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, Taste Catering & Event Planning

Zac Young

AGE: 27

HOMETOWN: Portland, Maine – currently resides in New York, N.Y.

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, Flex Mussels

Danielle Keene

AGE: 29

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, Calif – currently resides in South Pasadena, Calif.

PROFESSION: Pastry Chef and Owner, Bittersweet

Eric Wilitzky

AGE: 38

HOMETOWN: Rochester, NY - currently resides in Manhattan

PROFESSION: Pastry Chef, Baked

Tania Peterson

AGE: 39

HOMETOWN: Cambridge, MA - currently resides in Boston, MA

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, Max Ultimate Food

Tim Nugent

AGE: 41

HOMETOWN: Alburgh, Vt – currently resides in Oakland, Calif.

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef at San Francisco’s Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Heather Hurlbert

AGE: 40

HOMETOWN: Seoul, South Korea – currently resides in Atlanta, Ga.

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, Cherokee Town and Country Club, Atlanta, GA

Morgan Wilson

AGE: 37

HOMETOWN: Sonora, CA – currently resides in Dallas, TX

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

Malika Ameen

AGE: 35


PROFESSION: Pastry Chef/Consultant, ByM desserts

Heather Chittum

AGE: 37

HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY – currently resides in Washington, DC

PROFESSION: Pastry Chef, Hook/Tackle Box

Erika Davis

AGE: 40

HOMETOWN: Tamms, Il – currently resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

PROFESSION: Executive Pastry Chef, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Seth Caro

AGE: 34

HOMETOWN: Chappaqua, N.Y. – currently resides in New York, N.Y.


Top Chef Just Desserts premieres on Wednesday September 15 at 11pm on Bravo. Will you be tuning in? Which of the cheftestants do you think will go all the way?