Joe Sasto Was The First Chef Booted From 'Top Chef: All-Stars L.A.'

‘Top Chef’ Star Joe Sasto Says ‘Immediate Action Is Needed’ To Save The Restaurant Industry

March 20, 2020 Updated March 23, 2020

Top Chef – Season 17 Joe Sasto
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After getting the boot from ‘Top Chef,’ Joe Sasto took to Instagram to share an important message about the restaurant industry

Fifteen of your favorite Top Chef competitors — along with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judge Gail Simmons — have triumphantly returned to the hit Bravo show’s 17th season(!) to compete for the title of, well, Top Chef. And based on the premiere, we’re in for quite the ride.

Tonight, familiar faces graced our TV screens for this all-star season, from Season 3’s Brian Malarkey and Season 16’s Eric Adjepong to Season 12’s Melissa King and Season 6’s Bryan Voltaggio. As avid Top Chef viewers might’ve figured out, of the 15 competitors, 10 were finalists and five were front-runners.