No word yet on possible contestants or who the judges will be, but this press release outlines the plan:
BRAVO MEDIA GREENLIGHTS NEW CULINARY COMPETITION SERIES "TOP CHEF EXTREME" (WT)
New Head-to-Head Format Pits Chef'testants From Past Seasons Against One Another to Answer the Question – Who is the Ultimate "Top Chef?"
New York, NY – January 16, 2014 – Bravo Media is set to pour salt in old wounds with the greenlight of the brand new culinary competition series "Top Chef Extreme" (working title) which will premiere in Summer 2014.
In each episode of the newest extension of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning franchise, two of the biggest, boldest and most talked-about personalities from "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters'" past seasons will face off head-to-head in three rounds of extreme culinary challenges. The winners of each of these dream chef'testant battles will all compete against one another in the season finale in a definitive battle royal of pure gastronomic talent and ambition. In the end, old rivalries will be settled and one chef will cut down the competition to win the grand prize and, more importantly, ultimate culinary bragging rights.
"Top Chef" fans are encouraged to share their dream chef'testant battle pairings on Top Chef's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TOPCHEF or on Twitter @BravoTopChef (https://twitter.com/BravoTopChef) using #TopChefExtreme.
"Top Chef Extreme" (wt) is produced by Magical Elves for Bravo, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers.