Los Angeles Times

TV and movies' top chefs (and cooks)

Bravo's "Top Chef: Las Vegas" debuts with a bumper crop of chefs who are taking the ultimate gamble with their careers and hoping it will pay off. But when the mandoline-sliced chips are down, which of the "chef'testants" will find Luck being a lady that night? In honor of "Top Chef: Las Vegas," we present our own top chefs -- the fictional ones from TV and film who've made our mouths water and bellies grumble. Bon apetit! --Hanh Nguyen, Zap2it.com Related: 'Top Chef: Las Vegas' contestant pictures