Each episode of "Top Chef: Just Desserts" holds two challenges for the pastry chefs: the first is a quickfire test of their basic abilities and the second is a more involved elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the pastry chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic ingredients or catering for a range of demanding clients.
There’ll be a few Bay Area connections in the competition:
– Keller, who runs Fleur de Lys and Burger Bar in San Francisco.
– Yigit Pura, a Turkish native and veteran of the San Francisco dessert scene (Postrio and Gary Danko; he’s now executive pastry chef at Taste Catering and Event Planning in SF).
– Tim Nugent of Oakland, executive pastry chef at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Union Square. He’s worked at SF’s Acquerello and Zuni Cafe and appeared on KRON’s “Bay Cafe.”
–Morgan Wilson, who now works in Dallas but was born in Sonora and started out in SF, at Essex Supper Club and EOS Restaurant and Wine Bar
Get the full cast list and bios at the Bravo site, right here.
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