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Tyler Wiard, Jorel Pierce will compete on next season of Top Chef

Denver has not one, but two contestants on Bravo's tenth season of Top Chef. The lineup, just announced this morning, includes Jorel Pierce, the exec chef of Euclid Hall, and Tyler Wiard of Elway's.

See also: --Euclid Hall's Jorel Pierce on the egg man, life without salt and f*cking up the art of cuisine --Chef and Tell: Tyler Wiard of Elway's

Colorado's Hosea Rosenberg went all the way in season five; could this state take the prize again? Here are the dynamic Denver duo's bios, according to Bravo:

Tyler Wiard 41 years old; Executive Chef and Culinary Director, Elway's Restaurant Group, Denver, Colorado Hometown: Denver, Colorado Education: Trained in restaurants -- no culinary school

Jorel Pierce; 28 years old; Chef de Cuisine, Euclid Hall, Denver, Colorado Hometown: Denver, Colorado Education: Johnson & Wales, Denver, Colorado Has Worked At: Rioja, Euclid Hall

Judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Hugh Acheson and Gail Simmons will be joined by Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck on this tenth season of Top Chef. And the other contenders?

Lizzie Binder; 37 years old; Chef/Owner at Delicious Dishes in Napa, California; Hometown: Durban, South Africa (currently resides in Napa, California) Education: Christina Martin School of Food and Wine, South Africa Has Worked At: Jardiniere in San Francisco, The French Laundry in Napa, and Chez Panisse in Berkeley

Tina Bourbeau; 42 years old; Executive Chef/ Senior Director of Research and Development, FreshDirect Hometown: Pittsford, New York (currently resides in New York, New York) Education: Peter Kump's New York Cooking School (I.C.E.) Has Worked At: Cello and Nicole's in New York City with Laurent Tourondel

Chrissy Camba; 31 years old; Chef, Bar Pastoral, Chicago, Illinois Hometown: Chicago Education: Books, Work and Stages Has Worked At: Bouchon, Alinea, Blackbird, Boka, Avenues, Naha and The Bristol.

Stephanie Cmar; 27 years old; Rounds Cook, No. 9 Park, Boston, Massachusetts Hometown: Boston Education: Johnson & Wales, Providence, Rhode Island Has Worked At: Stir Boston

Micah Fields; 28 years old; Executive Chef, The Standard Hotel, Los Angeles, California Hometown: Los Angeles Education: Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, California Has Worked At: Hotel Erwin

Eliza Gavin; 38 years old; Chef and Owner, 221 South Oak Bistro, Telluride, Colorado Hometown: Richmond, Virginia (currently resides in Telluride, Colorado) Education: Diplome de Culiaire, Le Cordon Bleu, Paris

Anthony Gray; 35 years old; Executive Chef, Southern Art Bourbon Bar, Atlanta, Georgia Hometown: Macon, Georgia Education: Self-taught Has Worked At: Slightly North of Broad, High Cotton

Jeffrey Jew; 34 years old; Personal Chef Hometown: Washington, DC (currently resides in St. Petersburg, Florida) Education: A.O.S Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America; B.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech Has Worked At: Abbey Road Overseas Program in Florence, Italy, Head Chef to the Embassy of Italy,Connaught Hotel in London, Marvin and Blackbyrd Restaurants in Washington, DC.

Gina Keatley; 32 years old; Dietitian and Founder, Nourishing USA, Harlem, New York Hometown: Boston (Currently resides in New York, NY) Education: B.S. Nutrition, New York University; A.S. Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Art Institute of New York City

Kristen Kish; 28 years old; Chef de Cuisine, Stir - BL Gruppo, Boston, Massachusetts Hometown: Kentwood, Michigan (currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts) Education: A.A., Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago Has Worked At: Sensing.

Danyele McPherson; 31 years old; Sous Chef, The Grape Restaurant, Dallas, Texas Hometown: Waynesville, North Caroline (currently resides in Dallas, Texas) Education: B.A., Anthropology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; attended Culinary Institute of America and left for an internship Has Worked At: Stephan Pyles

Daniel O'Brien; 32 years old; Chef and Owner, Seasonal Pantry, Washington, DC Hometown: Clarkson, New York (currently resides in Washington, DC) Education: Culinary Arts & Service Management (BPS), Paul Smith's College Has Worked At: Mill Creek Golf Club in New York, Equinox, Bibiana Osteria

Carla Pellegrino; 43 years old; Executive Chef and Owner, Bacio (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Bratalian Neapolitan Cantina (Henderson, Nevada) Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada) Education: French Culinary Institute, New York Has Worked At: Baldoria Restaurant in New York City, Rao's Las Vegas.

Sheldon Simeon; 30 years old; Executive Chef, Star Noodle, Lahaina, Hawaii Hometown: Lahaina, Hawaii Has Worked At: Disneyworld

John Tesar; 54 years old; Chef and Restaurateur, Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Dallas, Texas Hometown: New York, New York (currently resides in Dallas, Texas) Education: La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine, Paris Has Worked At: Club Pierre in Westhampton, 13 Barrow Street, 44 & Hell's Kitchen, Vine and The Supper Club in New York, RM Seafood in Las Vegas, The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas

Joshua Valentine; 33 years old; Pastry Chef, FT 33, Dallas, Texas Hometown: Del City, Oklahoma (currently resides in Dallas, Texas) Education: A.O.S. Culinary Arts, Le Cordon Bleu, Minneapolis Has Worked At: Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis and Local in Dallas, Stephan Pyles and Samar by Stephan Pyles, The Coach House in Oklahoma and Divine Swine.

Bart Vandaele; 42 years old; Executive Chef and Owner, Belga Café and B Too, Washington, DC Hometown: Roeselare, Belgium (currently resides in Washington, DC) Education: Culinary Institute for Restaurant & Hotel Management, Bruges, Belgium Has Cooked At: Au Vigeron, Piet Huysentruyt and Restaurant Scholteshof

Brooke Williamson; 34 years old; Co-Executive Chef and Co-Owner, Hudson House (Redondo Beach, California) and The Tripel (Playa del Rey, California) Hometown: Los Angeles Education: Trained in restaurants -- no culinary school Has Worked At: Fenix at the Argyle Hotel, Michael's in Santa Monica, Daniel in New York, Zax in Los Angeles

Kuniko Yagi; 35 years old; Executive Chef, upcoming David Myers restaurant, Los Angeles, California Hometown: Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan (currently resides in Los Angeles, California) Education: self-taught Has Worked At: Sona, Comme Ça.

May the best man win!

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