We are one week away from the return of Top Chef to Bravo, but this time it will be in the form of Top Chef Duels, which will feature some of favorites of previous seasons battling it out to take home the $100,000 prize for being the winner of Top Chef Duels 2014! This is a twist on the original concept and will be hosted by Curtis Stone, so no Padma Lakshmi this season! She will be missed, but Curtis is a treat for the other side of the fence! So, who is coming back for Top Chef Duels Season 1? Check out the chefs on Top Chef Duels below in our Top Chef Duels 2014 spoilers!

Top Chef Duels

For an idea of how the show works, check out an official synopsis from Bravo here:

“The network brings back the best culinary talent ever seen on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters for a gastronomic battle royale of epic proportionsHosted by celebrity chef Curtis Stone, the newest iteration of the Emmy Award-winning franchise pits eighteen of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from past seasons against one another in high-stakes cooking challenges designed to test their passion and imagination in the kitchen. In addition to his role as host, Curtis Stone will also anchor the judges’ table with Gail Simmons, while chefs Wolfgang Puck and Hugh Acheson along with other special guests will round out the judging panel throughout the series.

In each episode, two chefs will face-off in three rounds of head-to-head battles testing their skill, creativity and speed. Rivalries will be intensified as Top Chef Duels ups the ante and allows the competing chefs to each pick one mini-duel based on the other’s perceived weaknesses in the kitchen. The third and final challenge of each episode will decide who moves on to compete in the ultimate high-stakes season finale where 10 chefs will be confronted with split second decisions as they lay it all on the line in the greatest challenge of their careersIn the end, only one chef will earn bragging rights and win the $100,000 grand prize and a culinary adventure that will be featured in Food and Wine Magazine.”

Now check out the 18 chefs competing on Top Chef Duels here:

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Top Chef Duels premieres on August 6 at 10/9c on Bravo!

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