WATCH: The Taste Mentors Size Each Other Up, Put Their Judgey Pants On

Last night’s 2-hour premiere of The Taste Season 2 featured a quick rundown of what this year’s judges — Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson — thought of each other, along with the terrifying audition portion to fill up their teams.

It looks like Marcus is perfectly poised to take over Malarkey’s position as Ludo’s foil. While fighting him for a contestant, Marcus dropped the line, “The Oscars of food is the James Beard Awards. And I’ve got six of them.” Gauntlet. Thrown.

Check out the judges sizing each other up below.

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