Top Chef Season 9... Contestants to Watch Slideshow

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Andrew Curren: 24 Diner, Austin, Texas

This Austin-based chef will surely have the support of the locals, but can he win over the judges? Don’t let his Southern charm fool you, this CIA-trained chef has worked with such culinary heavyweights as Danny Meyer and Jonathan Waxman.

Vanessa Escobedo-Barba