Meet the Panel on Cooks vs. Cons

Get to know the host of the show, plus the judges in charge of evaluating competitors' finished dishes.

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Introducing the Panel

Learn all about this top-notch roster of chefs and famous food faces.

Geoffrey Zakarian

The winner of The Next Iron Chef, Season 4, Geoffrey is a fixture among the panel of Chopped judges and one of the co-hosts on The Kitchen. This chef and restaurateur with eateries in New York and Connecticut has also authored several cookbooks.

Daphne Oz

A healthy-living expert, Daphne shines in her ability to infuse fresh flavors in lighter dishes. She stars on ABC's The Chew and is a New York Times best-selling author.

Graham Elliot

A restaurateur and frequent judge of culinary competitions, Graham is known for his signature wit as well as an ability to deliver all-star advice to contestants before him. He has been nominated for James Beard Awards and is the longtime culinary director of Lollapalooza.

Josh Elkin

The creator of several viral culinary sensations, including The Poutine Tornado and Chicken Wing of Thrones, Josh is the host of Cooking Channel's Sugar Showdown, a sweet-tooth-satisfying competition in which three bakers face off for a $10,000 prize.

Kardea Brown

Known for putting her spin on traditional Southern fare, Kardea stars in online culinary videos and has appeared on several television shows.

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