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Toby Young joins the fifth season of Top Chef to lend his culinary expertise to the judges table. Young is a British journalist and the author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
One of the culinary world's most celebrated figures, Tom Colicchio returns as head judge for Top Chef: New York.
Gail Simmons lends her strong culinary expertise as a judge and critic for Bravo's Top Chef: New York.
Padma Lakshmi returns as host of Bravo's Top Chef: New York, introducing the challenges to the contestants each week and presiding over the judges' table.