'Top Chef': Sample the Competition for Season 17 (PHOTOS)

Damian Holbrook

Long-simmering regrets and reheated rivalries fuel the competition Top Chef's 17th season, a Los Angeles–based all-stars edition. Of the 15 former cheftestants back to face judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, which ones will linger on your palate? We picked four.

Guy Fieri Says 'Tournament of Champions' Chefs Are Like 'Top Athletes'

Guy Fieri Says 'Tournament of Champions' Chefs Are Like 'Top Athletes'

The cook oversees Food Network's latest competition.

Top Chef, Season 17 Premiere, Thursday, March 19, 10/9c, Bravo