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Meet the Contestants of Top Chef Just Desserts!

Sep 15 2010 - 7:00am

Ready to sweeten up your week? Tune in to Bravo tonight at 11 p.m. for the first-ever premiere of Top Chef Just Desserts [1]. The newest Top Chef spinoff will feature pastry chefs from around the country competing for $100,000 — and some serious street cred. Gail Simmons will move from judge to host [2] this season, and the judges panel [3] features Jean-Georges executive pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini as head judge, along with Fleur de Lys's Hubert Keller and DailyCandy editor Dannielle Kyrillos.


Keep reading for a closer look at the contestants!


Photos courtesy of Bravo [4]

Zac Young

Age: 27
City: New York, NY
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Flex Mussels

Yigit Pura

Age: 29
City: San Francisco, CA
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Taste Catering and Event Planning

Tim Nugent

Age: 41
City: Oakland, CA
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Tania Peterson

Age: 39
City: Boston, MA
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Max Ultimate Food

Seth Caro

Age: 34
City: New York, NY
Profession: Pastry chef

Morgan Wilson

Age: 37
City: Dallas, TX
Profession: Executive pastry chef, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas

Malika Ameen

Age: 35
City: Chicago, IL
Profession: Pastry chef/consultant, ByM desserts

Heather Hurlbert

Age: 40
City: Atlanta, GA
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Cherokee Town and Country Club

Heather Chittum

Age: 37
City: Washington DC
Profession: Pastry chef, Hook/Tackle Box

Erika Davis

Age: 40
City: Jacksonville Beach, FL
Profession: Executive pastry chef, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club

Eric Wolitzky

Age: 38
City: New York, NY
Profession: Pastry chef, Baked

Danielle Keene

Age: 29
City: South Pasadena, CA
Profession: Pastry chef and owner, Bittersweet


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