Top Chef Masters returns with a brand new format and 12 new award-winning chefs hungry to compete and win $100,000 for their charity. This season, the masters will be judged in elimination style challenges just as the tried and true format of the original Top Chef. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone serves as the newly appointed host of the series along with returning judge and culinary expert, James Oseland, and new series judge, the legendary food critic and author, Ruth Reichl. With so much money at stake, the chefs are bringing more than their knives to the table; they're bringing their egos and stirring up the drama. The chefs must face off in some of the most difficult challenges thus far - including the infamous Restaurant Wars - and they're serving up food for some master entertainers and celebrity guest judges including: Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, rock group Maroon 5 and pop sensation Kelis.