Those who have been starving for some hot cooking competition action, your wish has been granted. Bravo’s “Top Chef” returns for a 17th season on Thursday March 19 with a supersized premiere that airs 10-11:15 p.m. ET/PT. If that doesn’t whet your whistle, maybe the thought of 15 finalists, front runners and fan favorite cheftestants plucked from seasons past to compete in the kitchen together will do the trick. The winner gets $250,000, the largest cash prize ever awarded on the cooking competition show. Here is the list of 15 chefs ranked from worst to best in terms of talent, fan appeal and how well they did on their previous appearances.
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