Top Chef: Just Desserts Will Be Judged by Johnny Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy Editrix


Following Johnny Iuzzini’s appearance on last night’s episode of Top Chef, Bravo has announced that Iuzzini, Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy editor-at-large Dannielle Kyrillos will be the judges on the forthcoming Top Chef: Just Desserts.

Eater National has gotten its hands on the full press release. Iuzzini, the executive pastry chef at Jean Georges and Nougatine, will serve as the show’s main judge and be assisted by Keller, a former pastry chef who now helms the Fleur de Lys restaurants in San Francisco and Las Vegas and has competed on Top Chef: Masters (where he also qualified for our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles roundup).

Meanwhile, Dannielle Kyrillos is — in addition to being one of DailyCandy’s top dogs — an “entertainment expert” whose main qualification to judge pastry seems to be that she works for a publication with “Candy” in its name.

As has been previously noted, Gail Simmons will act as the show’s host; time will tell if she’ll have an easier time fighting for camera space with Johnny’s tattoos than with Padma’s roving cleavage.