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Bravo Announces Top Chef: New Orleans Contestants

Good news, food-TV junkies! Bravo announced the final 5 contestants for Top Chef: New Orleans, set to air in October. Of course, plenty of cheeky TV celebrity chef moments will be had between Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and pals in the Crescent City, but the contestants and the competition still remain at the heart of the show. Presenting: this year's contestants (the restaurants they currently work in/own are listed next to the names). For a full profile of each follow this link.

1. Benedetto Bartolotta

2. Ramon Bojorquez, Nine-Ten (La Jolla, CA)

3. Janine Booth

4. Shirley Chung

5. Jason Chichonski, Ela Restaurant, (Philadelphia, PA)

6. Stephanie Cmar, No. 9 Park (Boston, MA)

7. Nina Compton, Scarpetta (Miami, FL)

8. Aaron Cuschieri, Slurping Turtle (Chicago, IL)

9. Nicholas Elmi

10. Carlos Gaytan, Mexique (Chicago, IL)

11. Brian Huskey, Paiche (Los Angeles, CA)

12. Sara Johannes

13. Louis Maldonado, Spoonbar and Pizzando (Healdsburg, CA)

14. Travis Masar

15. Carrie Mashaney

16. Bret Pelaggi

17. Patricia Vega, David Burke Fishtail, (New York, NY)

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