The Food Network fan-favorite culinary competition Chopped is back with a new edition titled Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef

During the five-part tournament, 16 sous-chefs will compete in the Chopped Kitchen for a chance to win a job as a sous-chef for one of the judges at his or her respective restaurant.

The Food Network competition will follow the traditional Chopped format of four chefs demonstrating their culinary skills over three rounds.

Chopped host Ted Allen chronicles all of the action as the contestants try to beat the clock as they improvise delicious creations.

Maneet incorporates her Indian heritage and her love of using spices in her cuisine. She joined Chopped in 2010 and now sits on the permanent panel of judges.

Scott is an acclaimed chef of Italian cuisine, whose expertise is in cooking perfect pasta. His career spans more than 35 years. Scott's work on Food Network has made him a fan favorite.

Chris has over 20 years of experience as an executive chef in New York City’s hottest restaurants. In 2010, the celebrity chef opened Beauty & Essex

Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous-Chef presents chefs with a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the best chefs in the culinary world.