Casting folks came to Miami a few months ago in search of some candidates willing to get skewered by celeb chefs on this season of Chopped, and Short Order has secured a sneak peek of the finalists. However, a company rep requested that we not share the names of the 12 who were on the chopping block just yet so we made a little riddle out of the list.
See if you can figure out who makes up the dirty dozen:
Two chefs have the same first name, but very different hair colors. As a matter of fact, very few people share the same shade as the younger one.
Two of the chefs are behind the line at two of Miami's most flamboyant, over-the-top eateries, both of which are named, The... .
One cooks some pretty popular weenies on wheels and one races motorcycles when he's not searing steaks or avoiding tofu.
One guy's got a great grip on shellfish and another's resto is named after a fisherman.
One's nickname would make you think he's a member of the clergy, while the last guy is probably closer to the Big Guy Upstairs than any of the other contestants.
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The shows will begin airing on October 4 and will run through April. Maybe we'll even be able to throw you a little hint about the first contestant.