Your Favorite Top Chef Contestants Are Back in New All Stars: L.A. Trailer!

Plus, celeb guest judges include Kelly Clarkson, Ali Wong and more!

By Brett Malec Feb 11, 2020 4:47 PMTags
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The new trailer for Top Chef All Stars L.A. has us salivating!

Bravo just released a first look at the new season of their award-winning cooking competition series and we couldn't be happier to see all the familiar faces ready to compete at another chance to win the title of Top Chef.

The all stars season brings back past contestants Jamie Lynch (season 14), Melissa King (season 12), Kevin Gillespie (season 6), Angelo Sosa (season 7 and the All Stars season 8), Nini Nguyen (season 16), Eric Adjepong (season 16), Jennifer Caroll (season 6, returned for the season 8 All Stars and in Last Chance Kitchen season 7), Bryan Voltaggio (season 6), Stepanie Cmar (season 11), Lee Anne Wong (season 1 and Last Chance Kitchen season 7), Joe Sasto (season 15), Lisa Fernandes (season 4), Karen Akunowicz (season 13), Brian Malarkey (season 3) and Gregory Gourdet (season 12) competing for the largest prize in Top Chef history: a whopping $250,000!

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Kelly ClarksonAli Wong, Randall Park, Jon Favreau and Danny Trejo are just some of the celeb guest judges you can expect to see on the new season. And of course, fan-favorite judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will all be back to put the contestants through the ringer at the judges table.

The exciting trailer sees the contestants competing at many famous L.A. landmarks, including the Getty Museum, Disney Hall and the Griffith Observatory. And for the finale episodes, the series will travel to Italy for their first time ever.

"Just because they've done this before, doesn't mean they know what's coming," Lakshmi says in the video.

See all the exciting things in store for Top Chef All Stars L.A. when the new season premieres Thursday, Mar. 19 at 10 p.m. in the clip above!

Scroll down to get reacquainted with the returning contestants.

Joe Sasto

ELIMINATED WEEK 1: Joe was eliminated for his overly complicated, soggy flatbread that none of the judges liked.

Joe competed in the Colorado season, season 15.

Angelo Sosa

ELIMINATED WEEK 2: Angelo was eliminated for his overly sweet soup, whose flavors never really came together.

Angelo was in season seven and the All Stars season eight.

Jamie Lynch

ELIMINATED WEEK 3: Jamie was sent home for technique that did not make the cut after he forgot to add his au jus to his dish.

Jamie competed in the Charleston-set season 14.

Lisa Fernandes

ELIMINATED WEEK 4: Lisa's "clunky," poorly cooked Brussels sprouts got her sent home.

Lisa was a contestant on season four, the Chicago-set season

Jennifer Carroll

ELIMINATED WEEK 5: Jen's lemon ginger sauce was not bright and sunny and was a weird texture, per Tom.

Jennifer Caroll was originally on season six, returned for the season eight All Stars season and in Last Chance Kitchen season seven.

Nini Nguyen

ELIMINATED WEEK 6: Nini and Karen were eliminated in the team challenge as their flavors didn't sing (but Karen later returned after winning Last Chance Kitchen).

Nini is a veteran of season 16.

Kevin Gillespie

ELIMINATED WEEK 7: As the leader of failed restaurant wars team, Kevin refused to throw any of this teammates under the bus, too responsibility and went home.

Kevin is a veteran of season six in Las Vegas.

Eric Adjepong

ELIMINATED WEEK 8: Eric's salty fish sent him packing.

Eric competed in season 16 when the show was in Kentucky.

Lee Anne Wong

ELIMINATED WEEK 9: Lee Anne's soggy donut and badly baked clafoutis sent her packing.

Lee Anne was a contestant on season one and came back in Last Chance Kitchen season seven.

Karen Akunowicz

ELIMINATED WEEK 10: Karen was sent home for her poorly cooked duck.

Karen was on season 13 of Top Chef.

Brian Malarkey

ELIMINATED WEEK 11: Brian was eliminated for his mis-matched dual veal dish.

Brian was an early competitor on the show from season three.

Gregory Gourdet

ELIMINATED WEEK 12: The judges didn't think truffles worked with Gregory's heavy stew, so he was sent packing.

Viewers will recognize Gregory from season 12, the Boston-set season.

Kevin Gillespie

ELIMINATED WEEK 13: Kevin's pork was off and his raviolo was smothered in parmesan, so he was sent home.

Kevin won Last Chance Kitchen and returned to the competition week 11! He also made it through to the finale in Italy.

Bryan Voltaggio

Bryan was a runner-up to Melissa, who won!

Bryan competed in season six of the show.

Stephanie Cmar

Stephanie was a runner-up to Melissa, who won!

Stephanie was in New Orleans for season 11.

Melissa King

WINNER: Melissa won Top Chef All Stars: L.A.

Melissa was on season 12 in Boston.

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