Dessertbuzz | Top Chef: Just Desserts Season I preview


Top Chef: Just Desserts Season I preview

09 Sep 2010, Posted by Niko in Top Chef, Top Chef Just Desserts: Season I

DessertBuzz is very excited about Top Chef: Just Desserts which premieres September 15 at 11:00 p.m. EST.  on Bravo.  Not only will dessert finally get the credit it deserves, but this show will have a decidedly New York feel to it.

New York City is well represented with 27 year old Zac Young from Flex Mussels, 34 year-old Seth Caro, who according to Bravo’s website is not currently affiliated with any restaurant, 38 year old Eric Wolitzky (pictured below) from Baked, which is known to be one of the best bakeries (especially for cookies) in New York.  Honorable mention goes to Heather Chittum who is from Brooklyn but is currently working in D.C. at  the Hook and Tackle Box.  As for the judges, three of the four are NYC-based!

The judges:

Bravo covered all their bases with a very likable group of judges  who seem to touch on major viewer demographics:

Johnny Iuzzini and Hubert Keller bring massive credibility to the judges table with their respective pastry backgrounds.  Gail Simmons provides even-handed and straight shooting feedback that always seems to help the viewer understand what was good and bad about the contestants’s dish.  Fellow Greek, and editor of Daily Candy, Danielle Kyrillos should be able to tell us how the desserts stack up in terms of “what’s hot right now” in world of sweets.

Official Bravo Bios for the judges:

Johnny Iuzzuni – Executive Pastry Chef Jean Georges

Hubert Keller – Owner/Chef Fleur De Lys

Gail Simmons – Food and Wine Magazine

Dannielle Kyrillos – Daily Candy

Here’s a link to all 12 contestants of Top Chef: Just Desserts