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Top Chef Masters Season 5: Bryan Voltaggio to Compete, Mindy Kaling to Guest Judge

Top Chef, Bryan Voltaggio Bravo Photo: Justin Stephens

The contestant has become the master...or at least he's trying to!

Top Chef season six standout Bryan Voltaggio is set to compete on the fifth season of Top Chef Masters, making him the hit reality series' first-ever contestant to do so. Bryan was the runner-up of his season of the Bravo culinary competition, losing out to his brother Mike Voltaggio.

Bryan's Maryland restaurant Volt Restaurant received a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant in 2009.

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Celebrities set to make appearances as judges in season five include Mindy Kaling, Busy Philipps, Ali Larter and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Curtis Stone returns as the series' host, while Gail Simmons is the new head critic.

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In addition to Bryan, the chefs competing in season five are listed below:

Franklin Becker, The Little Beet, NYC
David Burke
, David Burke Townhouse, NYC
Lynn Crawford
, Ruby Watchco and Ruby Eats, Toronto
Odette Fada
, San Domenico, NYC
Neal Fraser, BLD and The Strand House, Los Angeles
Jennifer Jasinski, Bistro Vendôme and Rioja, Denver
Douglas Keane, formerly of Cyrus, Healdsburg, Calif.
Jenn Louis
, Lincoln and Sunshine Tavrern, Portland, Ore.
Richard Sandoval, Richard Sandoval Restaurants
Herbert Wilson, Sushi Samba, Las Vegas
Sang Yoon, Father's Office, Los Angeles
Sue Zemanick
, Gautreau's, New Orleans

Top Chef Masters premieres Wednesday, July 24 on Bravo.

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