Traci Des Jardins usually has a lot on her plate as the chef/co-owner of Jardinière, Mijita Cocina Mexicana and Public House in San Francisco, along with Manzanita in Lake Tahoe.

Now you can add an appearance as a contestant on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” to her resume.

The third season of the popular show will feature 12 chefs from around the country competing for the title of “Top Chef Master” and $100,000 for their charity. The main difference this season is that the chefs will not be judged on a scale, but rather in elimination style challenges.

Celebrity chef Curtis Stone will serve as the new host of the series along with returning judge and culinary expert, James Oseland and new series judge, the well-renowned food critic and author, Ruth Reichl.

Des Jardins, who has appeared as a guest judge on “Top Chef,” will be competing for La Cocina.

The third season of “Top Chef Masters” premieres on Wednesday, April 6 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and will then move to its regular time period on April 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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