Meet the Stars of 'Top Chef: Kentucky'

Regular judge Gail Simmons will be in a few of the episodes, although she stepped away for maternity leave during part of the filming of this season so former Food & Wine editor-in-chief Nilou Motamed will fill her seat.

After graduating from Johnson & Wales, Bradley spent time working in Michelin-starred kitchens under big-name chefs John Fraser and Paul Kahan in New York City and Chicago, before returning home to open a restaurant featuring modern Southern cuisine.

Clark graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and gained professional experience in New York City under Gavin Kaysen at Cafe Boulud and John Frazer at Dovetail , before returning to her hometown to open KBC in 2008.

Konrad, who specializes in French and Italian cookery, obtained a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales, and his resume includes stops in lauded kitchens such as New York City’s Del Posto and Philly’s Le Bec Fin

A graduate of San Francisco’s Le Cordon Bleu cooking school, Minori previously worked at Michelin-starred Bay Area restaurants Aqua , Acquerello , and La Folie .

After high school, he moved to New York City to work at Alain Ducasse at the Essex House and at Eleven Madison Park , before decamping to Yountville, California to join the French Laundry team.

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