Top Chef is back this Wednesday on Bravo at 10/9 central time with 17 new cheftestants in New York. "Bright knives, Big city" is their little mantra. The first quickfire will weed out the worst apple peeler. Each person has 15 apples to peel—but no peelers allowed, just knives. Tom Colicchio isn't messing around either. Too much apple flesh cut, and you're cut. Yes, somebody will leave the Big Apple for an apple. Watch clips from the first episode after the jump.