Celebrity chefMarcus Samuelsson will join the cast of ABC's The Taste for the show's upcoming second season. He will work alongside judge/mentors Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson and Ludo Lefebvre.
People reports Samuelsson will replace Brian Malarkey, who served as a judge/mentor in season one and will not be returning. The chef will mentor his own team on the cooking competition show in which contestants serve their food to blindfolded judges.
“I am thrilled to be joining the The Taste,” Samuelsson told People. “I’m looking forward to working alongside such an esteemed group of culinary figures and discovering new talents.”
No air date has been announced for the premier of the second season of The Taste.