The "back to basics" season airs November 7 at 10pm and brings a new judge to the panel: Wolfgang Puck. Also revealed was the roster of 21 cheftestants, which weirdly features not a single Seattleite. (Where's the love, Bravo?) The lineup does, however, include one name that may ring a bell: Sheldon Simeon. He beat out some big-deal locals in Food and Wine's Best New Chef competition. And, according to Eater, we can expect cameos aplenty from Seattle chefs, so there's that.
Here's a teaser video of Padma, Gail, and gang talking up the new season and Seattle.