TODAY | July 16, 2013
>>> 13 chefs are getting ready to compete for bragging rights . curtis stone is back as the host and a new judge is back in town, gail simmons . she is this season's head critic.
>> it already smells great in here. we are teaming us to make his and her pizzas. only one of us can win this prize. this is a competition.
>> you two are teamed up together to make a special pizza . i'm teamed up with curtis .
>> we will see.
>> what are you guys making?
>> this is a super summer grilled pizza from "food and wine." scallions asparagus in a bowl. i'm going to put a little bit of olive oil -- she's doing the -- little peanut gallery over there.
>> back off!
>> look how beautifully do you that, elvis.
>> i toss sparagus nightly.
>> relax with the tossing. those go on the grill, about two minutes each side. a little char. just a little bit. once they are grilled, curtis very lovingly made this for me earlier.
>> you did?
>> people get tired of tomato and cheese pizzas. they want something different.
>> this is different. these are light, summery.
>> is this pizza over with with yet?
>> this is fontina and parmesan.
>> put it in the oven. we get it. now we're going to show you the real pizza . ready, gail?
>> seeing how i've got a nice round tape -- you don't want that. you want people to know that you did it. just a real quick spin like that.
>> oh, show off.
>> spin and toss.
>> one for me.
>> look at that! beautiful. that's exactly. then you stick it on to a big paddle like this. a little bit of olive oil with with some garlic. spread that out. the important thing when you cook pizza on a stone in an oven, like it is supposed to be made, it's over here. i've got my stone there. stick it in the oven -- stop it -- when you put the oven on.
>> curtis .
>> put it in the oven when you put the oven on because it is going to get hot with it. the key to a good pizza is a really hot stone.
>> curtis , how were your nuptials? he is a married man. and it's about time.
>> get a close-up of that big diamond ring he's wearing.
>> how beautiful!
>> mozzarella, tomatoes, come over here, put it in the oven.
>> now our judge, sara hains, is going to try both pizzas.
>> a little sprig of oregano on top.
>> is that hot?
>> curtis , this is delicious.
>> now try their lame one. then let me know --
>> try the salad pizza .
>> this is green, fresh, summery goodness.
>> ready? is it "a" or "b"?
>> this is so hard because that's very unique but i'm a bit of a pizza purist. zbl
>> and that pizza was really cute. we're going to curtis .
>> see top chef masters wednesday july 24th at 10:00 p.m . on bravo.