LUCHA VaVOOM--the high-octane mix of Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and outrageous blow-by-blow comedic commentary--will collide with Bravo's “Top Chef Masters” this Wednesday (9/11), as part of this season's 8th episode. In this episode the winner of this week's Battle of the Sous Chefs challenge, along with their Top Chef Master, get to create that day's Quickfire. Then each award-winning chef will create dishes with a Mexican flair for Lucha VaVOOM's Luchadores and their 300 guests at their home venue, Downtown Los Angeles' Mayan Theater.

for teasers to this week’s episode, click the links below:

www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/season-5/videos/the-chefs-welcome-lucha-vavoom-to-the-kitchen

www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/season-5/ep-8-lucha-vavoom

www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/season-5/videos/kicking-it-off-with-a-little-vavoom

LUCHA VaVOOM returns to Mayan in Downtown Los Angeles for their annual two-night Halloween extravaganza, Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31. A Halloween tradition since LUCHA VaVOOM was founded in 2002, this year's insanity will feature a mini monster battle royale, six savage striptease dances and the return of the incredible flying Luchadore Stuka, among others. Tickets are on sale now online (at ticketweb.com) or in stores (Wacko's in Los Feliz, Brat in Santa Monica or at Garage Pizza in Downtown Los Angeles).

About BRAVO'S “TOP CHEF MASTERS”:
The series is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serving as executive producers. In season five, celebrity chef Curtis Stone is back as series host alongside new head critic Gail Simmons, with returning judges James Oseland, Ruth Reichl and Francis Lam and new judge, food and dining editor Lesley Suter. The chefs face off in some of the most difficult and unique challenges seen thus far – and they're serving up food for some top entertainers and celebrity guest judges including: Mindy Kaling, Busy Philipps, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lindsay Price, the cast of Days Of our Lives, Ali Larter, the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba, LA Cult Favorites Lucha Va Voom among others.

To date, “Top Chef Masters” has given over 1 million dollars to charities with this season increasing that total to over 1.25 million dollars. The series pits 13 world-renowned chefs against each other to see how well they fare in fierce culinary competition. Each week will whittle down the chefs until the finale where one winner is crowned “Top Chef Master” and receives the grand prize of $100,000 for their charity. http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters

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