This new Texas-sized season of Top Chef is all about the excessively complicated twists: Bravo announced today the names of 29 "hopefuls," 16 of whom actually go on to compete on the show. Representing Seattle: Simon Pantet of Capitol Hill's Twenty-Two Doors (or 22, if you will); Sutra's Colin Patterson (Seattle Met interviewed him at the casting call); Spur cook Nina Vicente and Ashley Villaluz, listed in the Bravo release only as "sous chef".
The season premieres November 2. Check out the whole list over on National, and watch each chef's audition videos below.
Video: Simon Pantet
Video: Colin Patterson
Video: Ashley Villaluz
Video: Nina Vicente
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