'Masterchef' judge Graham Elliot on the softer side of Gordon Ramsay, finding time for the kitchen


One of the bigger debuts of summer 2010, FOX's "Masterchef," returns June 6 for a second round of culinary competition, pitting an unlikely group of amateur cooks against each other for quarter of a million dollars -- and Gordon Ramsay's approval. And seated on the judges table, between the famous Scot and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, is Graham Elliot. A James Beard award nominee barely into his 30s, proprietor of a self-titled Chicago restaurant and sandwich spin-off (Grahamwich) and "Top Chef Masters" competitor, Elliot is hardly green. But he does lend a unique perspective to the show about giving up-and-comers a chance to cook in the spotlight. Zap2it spoke with the chef before the premiere and got his take on how the series is different this go-around, showcasing a less profane Gordon Ramsay and how his own career is changing with his obligations to TV. Competition series seem to evolve the most between the first...



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