The third season of Bravo's hit culinary competition series Top Chef 3: Miami features 15 of the country's most impressive rising chefs – all packed in a house in beautiful Miami Beach - where the sun is hot and the competition is hotter.
Queer Eye's culinary expert Ted Allen brings his expertise to the judges table this season, joining cookbook author, actress and host Padma Lakshmi; Tom Colicchio, celebrated culinary figure and co-founder of Craft Restaurants; and returning judge Gail Simmons of Food & Wine.
The 15 contestants will reside in the luxurious beachfront Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, where the season's production activity will be centered.
Season 3 Chefs
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Brian Malarkey, age 34, San Diego, California
Camille Becerra, age 34, Brooklyn, New York
Casey Thompson, age 29, Dallas, Texas
Chris "C.J." Jacobsen, age 31, Venice, California
Clay Bowen, age 28, Santa Barbara, California
Dale Levitski, age 34, Chicago, Illinois
Howie Kleinberg, age 31, Miami, Florida
Hung Huynh, age 29, Las Vegas, Nevada
Joey Paulino, age 29, New York, New York
Lia Bardeen, age 28, Brooklyn, New York
Micah Edelstein, age 33, Boca Raton, Florida
Sandee Birdsong, age 39, Miami Beach, Florida
Sara Mair, age 34, Miami, Florida
Sara Nguyen, age 25, New York, New York
Tre Wilcox, age 30, Cedar Hill, Texas