Julian’s Celina Tio gets through the first challenge on Top Chef Masters

The third season of Top Chef Masters premiered last night, and much like the beautiful, over-the-stove, time-lapse camera shots that briefly flitted onscreen, everything felt a bit rushed. There’s a new host, Curtis Stone; a new judge in critic Ruth Reichl; and a new format — one chef goes home every week. And, frankly, they haven’t quite figured out how to put the pieces together.

Still, Julian’s Celina Tio managed to advance, despite failing to plate her dish in the first quick-fire challenge. And when the show gave the 12 chefs time to breathe, they proved that they could be entertaining.

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