Meet the 16 Chefs of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage

Meet the 16 Chefs of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage
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Meet the 16 Chefs of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage

Read on to learn about the 16 A-list contestants on the first-ever Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage.

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Aarti Sequeira

Aarti Sequeira is the host of an internet cooking show that combines flavors from her Indian heritage and her California lifestyle. She graduated from The New School of Cooking in Culver City and went on to win Season 6 of Food Network Star.

Aarti is competing on Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage for Postpartum Support International.

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Jeff Mauro

Jeff Mauro opened Prime Time Deli & Catering after graduating from Bradley University of Peoria. He won season 7 of Food Network Star and now hosts the series Sandwich King, which has been nominated for an Emmy.

Jeff is competing to raise money for Hephzibah Children's Association.

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Michael Psilakis

Michael Psilakis is a renowned Greek chef who owns several restaurants in Manhattan and has won awards for his cookbooks.

Michael has decided to compete for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Susan Feniger

Susan Feniger owns several restaurants in Los Angeles and once hosted the Food Network's Too Hot Tamales show.

Susan is competing on Cutthroat Kitchen for the Los Angles LGBT Center.

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Brian Malarkey

After earning a degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Brian Malarkey went on to open several restaurants and has appeared on the Food Network, Bravo, Travel Channel, TLC, OWN and more.

Brian hopes to raise money for Chimps Inc.

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Justin Warner

Justin Warner has hosted Rebel Eats on the Food Network and won Season 8 of Food Network Star.

Justin wants to raise money for the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger.

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Marcel Vigneron

Marcel Vigneron runs a successful catering company in Los Angeles and has competed on Food Network's Iron Chef America and The Next Iron Chef: Redemption.

Marcel Vigneron is trying to raise money for The National Association of the Deaf.

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Nadia G

In addition to hosting Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen on the Cooking Channel, the Canadian chef has written a best-selling cookbook, The Bitchin' Kitchen Cookbook: Rock Your Kitchen and Let the Boys Clean Up the Mess.

Nadia is competing to raise money for Create New.

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Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell got her start working as a sous chef to Mario Batali. She has appeared on Iron Chef America and on Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Worst Cooks in America and Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell.

Anne is competing on the show to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

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Damaris Phillips

After getting her degree in Culinary Arts from Jefferson Community and Technical College, Damaris Phillips went on to win season 9 of Food Network Star. Now the Southern chef hosts Southern at Heart on the Food Network.

Damaris is competing to help Star Duck Charities.

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Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan appeared on Iron Chef America and beat Bobby Flay. He owns The Foundry and The Roof in Los Angeles.

Eric is competing on the show to help Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Johnny Luzzini

After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Johnny Luzzini went on to win a James Beard Award for "Pastry Chef of the Year" in 2006. His own pastry company is called Sugar Fueled Inc.

Johnny hopes to raise money for the Family Reach Foundation.

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Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli has worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants. She is a recurring judge on Chopped and has appeared on her own shows The Cooking Loft and Alex's Day Off.

Alex is competing on the show to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.

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Elizabeth Falkner

Elizabeth Falkner has competed in Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Iron Chef America and Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs. She has written two cookbooks and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Elizabeth is hoping to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

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Fabio Viviani

Fabio Viviani has appeared in three Top Chef franchises and hosts his own culinary web series Chow Ciao!.

Fabio is competing for The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter.

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Melissa d'Arabian

Melissa d'Arabian is known for hosting the cooking show Ten Dollar Dinners. She also won Season 5 of Food Network Star.

Melissa d'Arabian is hoping to raise money for The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.

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For the first time, Alton Brown's Cutthroat Kitchen will pair professional chefs against professional chefs for an all-star culinary battle. These A-list contestants will compete for a $75,000 prize for charity in the Superstar Sabotage tournament. Get to know all of them just in time to watch them engage in the ultimate cook-off!

Check out the slideshow above to learn about the 16 contestants from Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage.

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