Seems like the term "fresh meat" will take on new meaning

Hey, new cheftestants: Had you not seen Top Chef before joining the show?!

That’ll be the thought running through your mind when you check out a sneak peek at the newest crop of Top Chef contestants as they sweat and strategize through Season 14’s very first Quickfire Challenge. Their mission? To cook as many dishes as possible from a single chicken. (Without burning anything, avoiding annoying judge Tom Colicchio, and keeping an eye on the clock, natch.)

And for those of you who love double-dealing as much as you do delicious food, it seems by the clip below that this season —which takes place in Charleston, South Carolina — will play host to an innocent-seeming ingénue and a smart-aleck contestant, making the latest round of the Bravo competition right in keeping with the show’s reputation for drama-slicked seasons.

Check out the clip above to see the newbies run amuck during their first Quickfire, and to find out which veteran cheftestants will make an appearance this season.

Season 14 of Top Chef airs Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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Tom, Padma, and Gail tell the cheftestants to pack their knives and go.
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