Preview the First Top Chef All Stars L.A. Quickfire Challenge!

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The season 17 premiere of Top Chef All Stars L.A. is tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo, and fans are sure to recognize some—if not all—of the contestants competing at another chance to win the title of Top Chef.

Also returning are fan-favorite judges Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Throughout the season, they’ll be joined by celeb guest judges Kelly Clarkson, Ali Wong, Randall Park, Jon Favreau, Danny Trejo and more.

Before you tune in to the new season of the award-winning cooking competition, get a sneak peek of everything to come in the preview clip below. Even better, you can also get a tour of the house and kitchen, watch the very first quickfire challenge of the season and reacquaint yourself with all of the chefs set to compete!

“So, which one of you said you would never do this again?” Colicchio asks the season 17 contestants, nearly all of whom raise their hands while laughing.

The clip goes on to show the hardships they’ll face over the course of the season, but they also receive some reassuring news: the winner will receive $250,000 the largest cash prize in Top Chef history.

In another first for the show, the chefs will travel to Europe for the finale. However, as the trailer proves, getting there will be difficult!

To get a real feel for the new season of Top Chef, you can watch a special preview of the very first Quickfire Challenge. 

This one in particular is a competition favorite: the mise en place race. Chefs have to prepare different ingredients for cooking as quick (and skillfully!) as possible. The premiere’s challenge involves everything from turning artichokes to cracking California almonds. 

“I don’t have a nutcracker in my bag!” season 13 veteran Karen Akunowicz tells the cameras during a confessional. 

Get a better idea of what to expect in the below clip.

To see which teams and contestants win, you’ll have to tune in to Top Chef All Stars L.A. tonight at 10 p.m. on Bravo! Until then, get to know all of the season 17 chefs in the gallery below.

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Jamie Lynch

Jamie competed in the Charleston-set season 14.

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Melissa King

Melissa was on season 12 in Boston.

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Kevin Gillespie

Kevin is a veteran of season six in Las Vegas.

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Angelo Sosa

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

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Nini Nguyen

Nini is a veteran of season 16.

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Eric Adjepong

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

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Jennifer Carroll

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

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Bryan Voltaggio

Bryan competed in season six of the show.

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Stephanie Cmar

Stephanie was in New Orleans for season 11.

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Lee Anne Wong

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

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Joe Sasto

Joe competed in the Colorado season, season 15.

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Lisa Fernandes

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

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Karen Akunowicz

Karen was on season 13 of Top Chef.

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Brian Malarkey

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

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Gregory Gourdet

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

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Don’t miss Top Chef tonight at 10 p.m.!

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