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Top Chef All Stars LA - Episode Guide

Season 16

  • Finale...

    Season 16 - March 14, 2019

    It's the final showdown; the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; Tom reveals in a twist that only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu; only one chef will emerge victorious.

  • The Tao of Macau

    Season 16 - March 7, 2019

    The final four chefs must cook with the smelly durian fruit; the chefs get a tutorial on the traditional cuisine of Macau; for the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with blending their own heritage with Chinese flavors.

  • Holy Macau!

    Season 16 - February 28, 2019

    The final five chefs travel to the Chinese territory of Macau; Graham Elliot, who has a restaurant in Macau, introduces the chefs to a market full of fascinating ingredients and challenges; the chefs throw a party celebrating the Chinese New Year.

  • Kentucky Farewell

    Season 16 - February 21, 2019

    Tom ambushes sleeping chefs and challenges them to make a dish using ingredients harvested from their gardens; for the last elimination challenge, the chefs bid on luxury ingredients at a thoroughbred horse auction house.

  • The Greatest

    Season 16 - February 14, 2019

    Top Chef can't go to Kentucky without taking a turn at fried chicken. Chef Art Smith guests judges a secret herbs and spices blind taste test ahead of the Quickfire fry-off. After the finger licking goodness, the Chefs turn their attention to another Kentucky legend, the Louisville Lip, boxer and philanthropist Muhammad Ali. Using his memorable fights as inspiration, the Chefs must make a progressive meal for a charity benefit at the Muhammad Ali Center for donors, the judges, and special guest Laila Ali. 

  • Hoop Dreams

    Season 16 - February 7, 2019

    Kentucky based Top Chef alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that's part trivia, part culinary creativity. Then, the Chefs head to Rupp Arena where legendary basketball Coach John Calipari and the UK Wildcats host a concession stand cook-off. Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis gets a courtside seat as he joins the judges to see which chef will take center court and who will get dunked.

  • Music City USA

    Season 16 - January 31, 2019

    The chefs take a roadtrip to Nashville and have the honor of cooking on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for country music sensation Hunter Hayes. Then they cook for Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge, and Chef Jonathan Waxman.

  • Whatever Floats Yoar Boat

    Season 16 - January 24, 2019

    With more shoreline than Florida, Kentucky is a hotbed for houseboats. Mega-chef Emeril Lagasse joins Padma, Tom and Nilou along with Captains Sandy and Lee from Below Deck for some houseboat hysteria.

  • Carne!

    Season 16 - January 17, 2019

    Super-chef Nancy Silverton brings her internationally renowned friend, butcher Dario Cecchini to break down a whole cow for the chefs to utilize along with locally-sourced Kentucky ingredients.

  • Roaring Munchies

    Season 16 - January 10, 2019

    The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and are drafted into the fight. Once Tom declares a winner, the chefs immediately begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails.

  • Restaurant Wars Part 2

    Season 16 - January 3, 2019

    The mayhem and drama continues of the biggest Restaurant Wars in the history of Top Chef. Tom’s announcement of a double elimination piles on even more pressure. Top Chef alum turned James Beard Award-winning Chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge and James Beard Award winning restaurateur, Caroline Styne.

  • Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars

    Season 16 - December 27, 2018

    In a massive twist, Padma’s favorite challenge Restaurant Wars comes early this year, but before the chefs gear up for battle, they must first duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire for Top Chef alum turned James Beard Award winning chefs: Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton. Then, the gauntlet has been thrown and with twelve chefs remaining, three restaurants will be battling for victory. James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Caroline Styne joins as the guest judge along with Nilou Motamed. And if this unexpected chaos isn’t enough, Tom leaves the Chefs breathless with an announcement that will change the course of the competition.

  • Naughty and Nice

    Season 16 - December 20, 2018

    It’s holiday time for Top Chef, and Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson help spread the festive cheer by presenting a white elephant Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs receive an unexpected gift as Michelin starred super Chef Eric Ripert sits down with them to celebrate an elaborate traditional French Chrismas dinner. However, once the last bite is taken, Padma informs the Chefs that they’re missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel… the presentation of 13 desserts. It’s a midnight pastry free-for-all as the Chefs try to avoid being on the placed on the naughty list.

  • Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo

    Season 16 - December 13, 2018

    A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special Quickfire delivery. Then it’s time to celebrate two iconic Kentucky mainstays: local cuisine and bourbon. The Chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest distillery in America to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes and dumplings. This is a true battle for Kentucky as the chefs navigate their first team challenge – and one chef makes a potentially fatal shopping error. Can they recover or will they be scraping the bottom of the barrel to make it through?  Food and travel editor, Nilou Motamed joins the judges this season, and Maker’s Mark’s in-house Chef, Newman Miller, sits on the panel as a guest judge.

  • The Fastest Two Minutes in Cooking

    Season 16 - December 6, 2018

    Top Chef Kentucky begins as fifteen of the country's finest chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the ride of their lives. After a lightning-fast two-minute mise-en-place focused Quickfire, the Chefs are challenged to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred at a stakes-filled Kentucky Derby party. Churchill Downs' own Chef David Danielson serves as a guest judge along with returning regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Graham Elliot.

Season 15

  • Finale

    Season 15 - March 8, 2018

    In an epic showdown in Aspen, the final two chefs cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize. To win it all, they’ll need to impress not only the judges but also culinary superstars Nancy Silverton, Jonathan Waxman and Curtis Duffy. It’s a fight to the bitter end, but only one will be crowned Top Chef.

  • A Little Place Called Aspen

    Season 15 - March 1, 2018

    The Voltaggio Brothers reunite on Top Chef for the first time since competing against each other. Their first task is judging the Rocky Mountain Oyster Quickfire to see which chef has the balls to go all the way. Then, they reunite the chefs with surprise visitors from home in an emotionally charged Elimination Challenge where one chef will pack their knives before the next leg of the finals in beautiful Aspen.

  • Nut Allergy

    Season 15 - February 22, 2018

    The Voltaggio Brothers reunite on Top Chef for the first time since competing against each other. Their first task is judging the Rocky Mountain Oyster Quickfire to see which chef has the balls to go all the way. Then, they reunite the chefs with surprise visitors from home in an emotionally charged Elimination Challenge where one chef will pack their knives before the next leg of the finals in beautiful Aspen.

  • Cooking High

    Season 15 - February 15, 2018

    In breathtaking Telluride, the Chefs embark on the first leg of the finals. As they walk down the quaint Main Street they are quickly reunited with the winner of Last Chance Kitchen, and the new group of five face Padma, Tom, and Chef Wylie Dufresne. For the Quickfire challenge, they are tasked to make a dish incorporating the old saloon slinging medicinal beverage, sarsaparilla. Then the chefs cook at Alpino Vino, a fine dining restaurant at the highest elevation in North America, where they prepare a dish that must include a baking element. And no chef knows the difficulty of cooking in high altitude locations like Michelin-star recipient Chef Paul Liebrandt who has cooked in the Swiss Alps. It’s a tall order to impress judges of this caliber at just under 12,000 feet up.

  • Red Rum and Then Some

    Season 15 - February 8, 2018

    With their Quickfire set at the iconic Stanley Hotel, the inspiration site for Stephen King's "The Shining," the chefs must put their scariest nightmares on a dessert form! Then, with their time in Denver coming to a close, the chefs offer a dish representing their own Colorado journeys thus far to Governor John Hickenlooper at the Governor's mansion. One chef will be sent packing before the rest of the group heads to Telluride. Other guests critiquing the journey dinner include some of the most acclaimed chefs in Denver:  Frank Bonanno, Steve Redzikowski and Tommy Lee.

  • Bronco Brouhaha

    Season 15 - February 1, 2018

    Cooking for Michelin-starred Chef David Kinch adds pressure to an already stressful Sudden Death Quickfire based on edible flowers and the chefs are crushed as one of their own is sent packing. Then, the chefs are challenged to put an elevated slant on pre-game food as they host the ultimate tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the Denver Broncos. Mayor Michael Hancock and BBQ Pitmaster Adam Perry Lang will guest judge. Who will throw a game winning touchdown and which chef will make a fourth-quarter fumble?

  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 15 - January 25, 2018

    In the most anticipated challenge of the season, the chefs face-off in Restaurant Wars, creating and executing two new restaurant concepts from design to dishes in a matter of days. Culinary icons Bruce and Eric Bromberg of Blue Ribbon join the judges to experience and evaluate each restaurant’s successes and failures. Nothing is ever as heated as a kitchen under this kind of pressure. Which chef will crumble under the weight of the challenge?

  • Olympic Dreams

    Season 15 - January 18, 2018

    On the eve of the Quickfire, one of the chefs has a very special delivery. Padma and Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson surprise the chefs at their house with breakfast ingredients and task them to create a delicious breakfast dish featuring Nutella. Then, Olympians Meryl Davis, Gus Kenworthy and John Daly inspire the chefs to focus on precision, speed and creativity in the first-ever Top Chef Olympics where the chefs will face off in three head-to-head heats. Who will win the gold and which bronze medalist will be sent packing?

  • Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel

    Season 15 - January 11, 2018

    For the Quickfire, Padma and Richard Blais inspire the chefs using Tasty online videos and challenge them to transform the most laborious dishes from their own menus into accessible thirty minute dishes for home cooks. Then, celebrated German chef, Keegan Gerhard, exposes the chefs to authentic Germanic food and tasks them with creating a delicious and unique Top Chef Beer Garden by putting their own spin on the cuisine and pairing a German-inspired dish with a radler. Who will be saying auf wiedersehen?

  • This is Not Glamping

    Season 15 - January 4, 2018

    In a competition first, Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game. After the shock wears off, the chefs are sent camping to make a 5-star meal outdoors, only to learn an unexpected storm welcomes them with a fresh blanket of snow forcing them to pull out every trick in their playbooks. With only a few heat sources and limited local ingredients, the chefs must get resourceful if they want to remain in the running. Chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the beautiful but chilly Colorado Mountains.

  • Little Tools, Big Challenge

    Season 15 - December 28, 2017

    The chefs channel their inner child to make upscale versions of kid menu classics for Curtis Stone, Padma, and kids of local culinarians. But there’s a catch, they can only use child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers creating more than pint-sized problems. Then, after a visit to a food incubator assisting immigrant women, the chefs must dig deep into their roots to present dishes based on their own heritage for Immigrant food influencers, including Alon Shaya, Nilou Motamed and Mourad Lahlou.

  • Keep on Truckin'

    Season 15 - December 21, 2017

    In a Sudden Death Quickfire based on the iconic Denver omelet, the intensity in the kitchen is egg-ceptional as one chef completely cracks under the pressure in one of the most gut wrenching eliminations in Top Chef history as judged by Padma, Tom and Chef Lachlan Patterson. Then, the cheftestants tap into their college palates as they make dishes in food trucks for students in Boulder. Internet sensation, Logan Paul helps wrangle the diners and Chef Hosea Rosenberg joins the judges for indulgent, hangover inspired food.

  • Smile and Say Mise

    Season 15 - December 14, 2017

    In one of Top Chef's signature Quickfires, the chefs battle against each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay. Then, acclaimed local Chef Alex Seidel invites the group to his farm to learn about his take on farm-to-table cuisine. There, they are tasked with creating a progressive meal incorporating a mystery ingredient from the farm into each dish. In this first team challenge, the sparks fly as the chefs get to know each other.

  • It’ll Take More Than Pot Luck

    Season 15 - December 7, 2017

    A diverse group of chefs enter the Top Chef kitchen in Denver and are immediately put to work, tasked with making a pot luck dish to introduce themselves to the judges and their fellow competitors. Then the cheftestants prepare their modern take on a meat and potatoes dish for a blow-out block party in Larimer Square with 200 diners and Denver's biggest culinary names, including Hosea Rosenberg, Troy Guard, Frank Bonanno and Gregory Gourdet. The chefs learn the importance of the phrase 'first impressions are everything.'

Season 14

  • Comida Final

    Season 14 - March 2, 2017

    The final two chefs face-off to serve the best meal of their lives and earn the coveted title of Top Chef. The finalists will cook an epic four-course progressive meal with the help of three sous chefs, comprised of two eliminated chefs and one from their restaurants back home. The pressure is on as only one chef can win. The chefs must impress a dining room filled with their families, returning judges Graham Elliot and Gail Simmons, and distinguished chefs Joachim Splichal, Jonathan Waxman, Martha Ortiz, Jonathan Sawyer, Daniel Boulud and FOOD & WINE's Nilou Motamed.

  • Trial By Fire

    Season 14 - February 23, 2017

    The three remaining chefs head to the Yucatan Peninsula where Chef Roberto Muñoz Zurita challenges them to make a dish showcasing the flavor, complexity and heat of the legendary local habanero using ingredients from the local market. Culinary legend Jeremiah Tower gives the chefs a lesson on traditional Mayan cooking, before challenging them to create a dish using only ancient Maya ingredients and tools. The chefs will cook in an ancient cenote, or sinkhole, for a table of judges including local chefs Roberto Solis, Guillermo Beristain and Carlo Cardenas. The two chefs with the best dishes will move on to compete in the finale.

  • Cooking Away in Margaritaville

    Season 14 - February 16, 2017

    The finals begin in Guadalajara, Mexico as the three remaining chefs face off against the winner of Last Chance Kitchen at the new Chivas soccer Stadium. For the first battle of the finals, guest judge Francisco Ruano, challenges the chefs to create a dish using goat, the mascot of Chivas. At the Patrón Hacienda, the chefs are tasked to pair their own unique cocktail and with a dish that incorporates the sweet, salty, bitter and sour notes of a margarita. With some sous chef help from eliminated chefs, they’ll serve their drinks and dishes to 100 VIPs, including Chef Ray Garcia and returning guest judge Richard Blais.

  • Adios Charleston, Hello James Beard

    Season 14 - February 9, 2017

    The final four chefs cook impressive impromptu dishes while simultaneously instructing hidden mystery partners how to create the exact same dish.  When the judges compare dishes, the chefs are shocked to discover their secret partners are their visiting family members. For the final Elimination Challenge in Charleston, the chefs are tasked with creating a dish that represents their Top Chef journey so far. The winner will not only land a spot in the upcoming finals in Mexico, but will have their dish featured at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Guest judges include James Beard Award-winning chefs Michael Solomonav, Mary Sue Milliken, Sean Brock, Ken Oringer and Renee Erickson.

  • Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies

    Season 14 - February 2, 2017

    The six competitors left start their day boarding a boat with Tom Colicchio, who gives them a lesson in shrimpin'. Back at the docks, Padma is waiting with a Sudden Death Quickfire where the chefs must create a dish that showcases their freshly caught shrimp. The losing chef is sent home on the spot, while the others are surprised by an unexpected guest judge for their elimination challenge, creator of the Cronut®, Dominique Ansel. The chefs are asked to prepare a decadent brunch for the famed Charleston Hat Ladies. However, it won't be a traditional southern brunch as they must create whimsical breakfast and lunch hybrid dishes inventive enough to impress the judges.

  • For the Kids

    Season 14 - January 26, 2017

    Top Chef season six winner Michael Voltaggio puts the remaining chef's palates to the test with a blindfolded taste experiment. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are asked to draw inspiration from their own childhood memories to create dishes for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital charity gala on the ultra-exclusive Kiawah Island. The chefs will need to impress 100 guests, as well as returning judge, Graham Elliot in order to stay in the competition.

  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 14 - January 19, 2017

    It's the challenge the chefs have been waiting for all season -- Restaurant Wars. The eight remaining chefs divide into two teams to design a restaurant, create a cohesive menu, and impress the judges and diners. Acclaimed Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara task the teams to take over the same restaurant space on separate nights, meaning one lucky team gets an extra day to refine their concept and plan of attack. Extra day or not, anything can happen in Restaurant Wars when egos collide and tempers flare.

  • Booty

    Season 14 - January 12, 2017

    For the Quickfire Challenge, Padma and guest judge Chef Michael Cimarusti challenge the chefs to cook dishes using ingredients corresponding to the element of their zodiac sign – earth, air, fire or water. The bottom two chefs square off in a Sudden Death Quickfire, where one chef will be eliminated immediately. Later, returning guest judge Graham Elliot splits the chefs into teams to throw a pirate-themed party in honor of Blackbeard. They'll have to race through the stormed-out streets of Charleston to collect their ingredients on a treasure hunt. After service, the chef with the worst dish on the losing team will be forced to walk the plank.

  • A Southern Legend

    Season 14 - January 5, 2017

    The remaining eleven chefs are challenged to make healthy vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods. To make sure they get some physical activity in, they are only allowed to grab ingredients and tools from the pantry one at a time. Then, Chef Alexander Smalls and author Toni Tipton-Martin ask the chefs to create dishes that pay homage to the matriarch of Southern cuisine, Edna Lewis. 

  • Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

    Season 14 - December 29, 2016

    The chefs face a mountain of baking ingredients pointing to a biscuit challenge; barbecue master Rodney Scott tasks the chefs to prepare a whole hog and three side dishes for 150 barbecue lovers, including country music star Darius Rucker.
  • The Feast of Seven Trash Fishes

    Season 14 - December 22, 2016

    Padma and FOOD & WINE editor Nilou Motamed ring in the holiday season by having the chefs create dishes using a bizarre collection of ingredients and tools inside gift boxes. For the elimination challenge, Charleston culinary legend Mike Lata has the chefs tackle a challenge based on the Feast of the Seven Fishes -- a traditional Italian-American seafood-filled dinner. The catch is that they must use "trash fish" – the notoriously undesirable species often discarded for being difficult to cook. The chefs will serve a table of special guests including Gail Simmons, Richard Blais, Hugh Acheson and Graham Elliot.

  • Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

    Season 14 - December 15, 2016

    Padma and guest judge Chris Cosentino divide the chefs into teams to compete in a mise en place race; the teams must go head to head and create a seven-course progressive meal in which each dish features the same ingredient: the radish.

  • Southern Hospitality

    Season 14 - December 8, 2016

    The chefs join the judges for a traditional shrimp boil; the newcomers face off against the returning chefs to put a spin on a low-country family meal; after dining with chefs Carrie Morey and BJ Dennis, each team creates a family-style feast.

  • Something Old, Something New

    Season 14 - December 1, 2016

    Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs battle it out in Charleston, SC. The new chefs enter the kitchen first and must cook as many dishes as possible in one hour using a whole chicken. Then the veterans square off to reimagine shrimp and grits. In the end, the chef with the worst dish in each group will go head-to-head in a sudden-death cook off.

Season 13

  • Finale

    Season 13 - March 17, 2016

    It all comes down to this final faceoff. The last two Chefs must make the meal of their lives with help from their culinary mentors and fallen comrades to impress a room full of judges and important diners including Emeril Lagasse, Dominique Crenn, Jonathan Beno, Hubert Keller, Charlie Palmer, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Chefs' families.

  • Magic Hour

    Season 13 - March 10, 2016

    The three remaining chefs head to the finals in Las Vegas and are joined by the reigning champion of Last Chance Kitchen who returns to the competition to battle it out in a high stakes challenge of cards and cuisine. While the winner of the first challenge gets whisked to the finale, the other three move on to cook for the Master of Illusion, Sin City's headliner David Copperfield. The chefs must pull a winning dish out of their hats in order to secure the last spot in the finale.

  • Where it all Began

    Season 13 - March 3, 2016

    In San Francisco, the five remaining chefs face the ultimate Sudden Death Quickfire cooking for Top Chef Master Traci Des Jardins. Then, in the elimination challenge, the chefs cook where Top Chef first began, at Hubert Keller's legendary restaurant Fleur de Lys, and are tasked to prepare a Fleur-inspired dish for the incomparable Keller, the judges and San Francisco culinary elite.

  • Wok This Way

    Season 13 - February 25, 2016

    The remaining chefs travel through San Francisco's legendary Chinatown and end up at World-Famous chef Martin Yan's M.Y. China to cook off using woks for a sizzling quickfire challenge. Then Umami Burger Restaurateur Adam Fleischman tasks the chefs to create their own Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept for hungry diners and investors.

  • Hammer Time

    Season 13 - February 18, 2016

    In Oakland, California, the chefs cook for rapper MC Hammer, who will judge the dishes; master chef Jonathan Waxman asks the chefs to step into a culinary time machine and prepare dishes inspired by significant international food eras.

  • Restaurant Wars, Part 2

    Season 13 - February 11, 2016

    After a busy day prepping and conducting a full lunch service, the chefs must clean up and do it all over again for dinner. Never before have the chefs taken on such a huge challenge, and the judges are looking at everything from concept and food, to service and consistency, so no one is safe in the most daunting Restaurant War to date.

  • Restaurant Wars, Part 1

    Season 13 - February 4, 2016

    The iconic Restaurant Wars is back and bigger than ever. For the first time in Top Chef history, the chefs are opening their restaurants for both lunch and dinner services. No one is safe as each chef must run front of house or act as the executive chef in one of the services. The pressure is on as two services means twice the drama.

  • Where’s the Beef

    Season 13 - January 28, 2016

    Instagram star Chef Jacques La Merde tasks the chefs with the ultimate plating challenge where they must create the most visually appealing food porn using only snack food. In an unprecedented twist, the winner of the Quickfire challenge was determined solely by the number of likes each dish received on Bravo's Instagram account (@bravotv). Then, Chef Neal Fraser tasks the chefs to cook for a black-tie bacchanal event called Beefsteak where the diners forgo silverware and eat with their hands. Colin Hanks, Max Silvestri, and Matt Selman are among the Hollywood elite who roll up their tuxedo sleeves and get down and dirty with the Top Chef judges as they decide who doesn't have the 'chops' to remain in the competition.

  • Back in the Day

    Season 13 - January 21, 2016

    The chefs arrive back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Chef. First they compete in a restrictive Quickfire limiting them to 10 ingredients they all must share. Then, in the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must transport themselves back in time and create a dish that tells the story of who they were 10 years ago. To continue the walk down memory lane, Top Chef alums Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso and Mei Lin Hua join Nancy Silverton and the rest of the judges to decide which chef should be eliminated from the competition.

  • Banannaise

    Season 13 - January 14, 2016

    The chefs head south to San Diego where they cook-up the best high-end fish taco for Mexican Chef Javier Plascencia. Things get extra spicy when another Sudden Death Quickfire threatens to send one of the chefs packing. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Richard Blais and Emeril Lagasse offer a toast with a twist to the chefs with their own hand-crafted microbrews. For the Elimination Challenge at Blais' Juniper and Ivy, the chefs must serve up a mouthwatering dish to complement their ale.

  • Big Gay Wedding

    Season 13 - January 7, 2016

    During the second leg of their Palm Springs stay, supermodel Chrissy Teigen entices the chefs to make their best Quickfire "date" dishes. And in a Top Chef first, the chefs cater a wedding for twenty five gay couples in an emotional Elimination Challenge.  Minister Padma Lakshmi officiates, and once the festivities are over, chef Art Smith and the other judges divorce one chef from the competition.

  • It's a Dry Heat

    Season 13 - December 17, 2015

    The chefs four-wheel into their second destination of their Road Trip -- Palm Springs. In the desert, world-renowned chef Jose Andres tasks the cheftestants to use solar powered stoves for one hot Quickfire. Then, the Chefs must avoid culinary sand traps when they cook on a golf course. Chefs John Besh and Mary Sue Milliken join Tom Collichio, Padma Lakshmi and Richard Blais on the course.

  • Spines and Vines

    Season 13 - December 10, 2015

    The Top Chef California Road Trip embarks to its first destination: Santa Barbara. Stopping at the Harbor, the Chefs pick up fresh sea urchin to use in their first Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge, where they must pair wine with a dish featuring uni. For the Elimination Challenge, the Chefs go from friends to enemies when "surf and turf" unexpectedly becomes "surf versus turf" as they serve to a daunting table of celebrated chefs and judges.

  • Pop Up Pandemonium

    Season 13 - December 3, 2015

    Padma challenges the Chefs to create and open four distinct pop-up restaurants reflecting the culture of the Los Angeles neighborhoods they land in. Tom, Padma, Gail and guest judge and Pop-Up King Ludo Lefebvre eat their way through Mexican, Persian, Korean and even Vegan cuisine to pick the best dish that celebrates LA's mosaic of cultures.

  • Stop The Presses

    Season 13 - December 3, 2015

    A collection of the country's best Chefs converge in Los Angeles where they will hit the road and compete in six cities across the Golden State. To get their feet wet, the Chefs face off in a fan favorite Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs must make dishes that stand out for a group of top food critics and reporters in order to survive the first elimination. Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse rounds out the judging panel alongside Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.

Season 10

  • 50's Food Flashback

    Season 10 -

    Butchery is king as two giant slabs of beef on meat hooks await the chefs for this week’s Quickfire. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs go back in time as they’re tasked with re-creating an original 1950s menu from one of the best restaurants in the country. Push comes to shove in the kitchen, as the chefs serve up the classics while trying to save themselves from a double elimination. Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • A Shock At The Space Needle

    Season 10 -

    There are 15 chefs that make it to Seattle, with their sights set on the Top Chef title. As a surprising twist changes the course of the competition, one chef cranks up the heat her own way, and one turn of the Seattle Space Needle determines who will go home. Famed Seattle chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas joins Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Battle Before the War

    Season 10 -

    The pressure is on in this Quickfire as the cheftestants must impress culinary icon Wolfgang Puck with one of his favorite ingredients. In the Elimination Challenge, Restaurant Wars begins! The chefs will be cooking up new concepts for more than 200 people at the city’s premier food event, Bite of Seattle. Legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer joins as guest judge alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Chefs at Sea

    Season 10 -

    Chefs, ahoy! The cheftestants are setting sail for Alaska. While aboard, they’ll tackle a Quickfire of cruise ship proportions, elevating iceberg lettuce into a flavorful amuse bouche. For the Elimination Challenge, they must create a new spin on the cruise ship classic, Surf and Turf. The pressure is on to make the final four, and one cheftestant disembarks in a heartbreaking elimination. Guest judge Curtis Stone joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Even The famous Come Home

    Season 10 -

    It’s holiday time in the Top Chef kitchen, and a twist in the Quickfire will test the cheftestants’ ability to share as they cook up dishes based on their family lineage. Celebrities Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are returning home, and for the Elimination Challenge the cheftestants will cater their homecoming party. It’s a family affair filled with laughs for the Hollywood couple, but unfortunately for one chef it’s the end of the road. Guest judge Rick Moonen joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Finale - Part 1

    Season 10 -

    Season 10 comes full circle as the chefs return to Craft in Los Angeles for Part 1 of the season finale. A Last Chance Kitchen winner is crowned and immediately joins the two remaining chefs. Tom puts his restaurant’s reputation on the line as he opens his doors and gives the final three free rein of his kitchen to create their own menus for dinner service. The pressure is on, the stakes have never been higher, and as if the challenge wasn’t hard enough, Tom dons his apron to play expeditor in the kitchen. The two chefs left standing will go head to head in next week’s season finale to determine who will be Top Chef. John Besh and Martin Yan join judges Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Finale - Part 2

    Season 10 -

    For the epic season finale, each finalist will cook the best five dishes in their culinary arsenal live in front of a studio audience that includes their friends, families and all previous nine Top Chef winners. In the end only one will be crowned the 10th Top Chef.... Will it be Kristen or Brooke? Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse, and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Foiled Again

    Season 10 -

    In this Quickfire, the cheftestants struggle with an entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil. Tempers flare and competitive juices boil in the Elimination Challenge when the cheftestants fight it out in head-to-head battles that end in one chef going home. Season 4 winner and Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef, Stephanie Izard appears as guest judge, alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Glacial Gourmand

    Season 10 -

    Helicopter! Dog sled! Glacier! The chefs experience an adventure of a lifetime in this glacial Quickfire. For the Elimination Challenge, Emeril and award-winning chef, Roy Choi cook an emotional meal to set the tone for the cheftestants. Josh is on 24-hour baby watch, and a panic attack threatens one chef’s ability to compete. In the end, only two will be victorious and move on to the final rounds in Los Angeles. Guest judge Roy Choi joins Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Jalapeno Business

    Season 10 -

    It’s oysters on the half shell for Emeril. In this week’s Quickfire, the cheftestants must harvest oysters and serve them up for judge Emeril Lagasse. In the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants cook for one of the hottest sports teams in Seattle. Padma makes her first appearance on roller skates, and one chef pushes everyone to their limits. Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Kings of Alaska

    Season 10 -

    As the chef’testants dock in Juneau, Alaska, they are quickly put to task in a Quickfire focused on the local million-dollar export -- King Crab. Keeping to Alaska’s culinary roots for the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants must impress the judges as well as the locals with their take on salmon and sourdough. It’s a bear of a challenge as each chef fights to be part of the final three. Guest judge Sean Brock joins Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Past Suppers

    Season 10 -

    Blades are drawn in this week’s Quickfire Challenge, and we’ll find out which cheftestants’ knife skills are truly on the cutting edge. In the Elimination Challenge, tribute is paid to the most memorable moments in Top Chef history, and sabotage is afoot when two chefs cook to save their lives. Judge Wolfgang Puck returns and is joined by culinary super stars Wylie Dufresne, Jonathan Waxman, and Chris Cosentino, as well as head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi. 

  • Pike Place Pickle

    Season 10 -

    The cheftestants team up and head to the “Soul of Seattle,” world-famous Pike Place Market, for an early morning Quickfire. The day doesn’t end there, as they will have to use their skill and imagination to highlight some of the rarest ingredients found at the market for their Elimination Challenge. Every team will have to work hard to impress, as they’ll be cooking for the artisans. Tom shocks the cheftestants with an unexpected Judges' Table. Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 10 -

    It’s men versus women in this week’s episode, as the cheftestants go into Restaurant Wars with the hopes of impressing world-renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer. Relationships are tested as restaurants are built from scratch, and each team must try to overcome the destructive mistakes of one of their fellow chefs. Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • The Ultimate Chef Test

    Season 10 -

    The 10th anniversary season of Top Chef kicks off as 21 chefs from around the U.S. enter the kitchens of our judges -- Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, and the newest addition, Wolfgang Puck. Each judge tests their group of cheftestants in their own real-world challenge, and only the best will move on to Seattle to compete for the title of Top Chef.

  • Tom Vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse

    Season 10 -

    This ain’t your mama’s chicken and dumplings! In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs must make different varieties of dumplings from all over the world. In the Elimination Challenge, Tom and Emeril don their chef coats and take to the kitchen to lead teams in an epic Thanksgiving battle. No Turkey Day would be complete without a family fight, and the Top Chef family is no different. Guest judge and Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin joins Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Wolfgang Clucks

    Season 10 -

    In this Quickfire, the cheftestants are tasked with impressing the master of sushi, Katsuya. And it’s fried chicken for the Elimination Challenge as the cheftestants head to Tom’s Seattle digs to cook for a table full of culinary superstars. It’s an epic dinner service filled with big laughs and great stories. David Chang, Michelle Bernstein, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo join judges Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi for a night to remember.

Season 9

  • BBQ Pit Wars

    Season 9 -

    The chefs return to their suite after Judges’ Table to find a note along with the entire box set of The Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold. He will be the guest judge and the six-volume set of books is their homework. For the Quickfire, the chefs must create something that’s impressive and creative, but also tastes amazing. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs split into teams and face off in an ultimate BBQ showdown. After all, what’s more Texan than a good ol’ fashioned BBQ? The fans will decide which team has the best BBQ. Guest judge Nathan Myhrvold joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.
  • Bike, Borrow & Steal

    Season 9 -

    The chefs are set loose in downtown San Antonio with a bike and $100 where they must find their ingredients and create a dish for Pee-wee Herman’s dinner party. Pee-wee Herman joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi at Judges’ Table.
  • Culinary Games

    Season 9 -

    The final four chefs arrive in Whistler, British Columbia for a Top Chef twist on the Olympic games.
  • Don't Be Tardy For The Dinner Party

    Season 9 -

    The chefs have already hit the road on the way to the next city when Padma stops them at a roadblock -- surprise, it’s the next Quickfire Challenge!  In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs create a delicious dish using only ingredients found inside a standard survival kit. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook for Dallas high society. In this progressive dinner party, they’ll be in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in town, cooking and serving in three different houses.They will be split into groups and assigned to serve the appetizer in one house, entree in the next, and then dessert in the final house. Guest judge John Besh joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Everything is Bigger in Texas

    Season 9 -

    Everything’s bigger in Texas! This season brings 29 chefs to the Lone Star state where only 16 will advance to the competition and earn a Top Chef coat. In this premiere episode, the chefs will be split into 3 groups and must excel in their challenge in order to move on to the competition. Some will advance, some will be on the bubble and get a second chance to cook, and some will go home. Returning this season are host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons from Food & Wine magazine. Joining them this season are judges Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse. 


  • Finale

    Season 9 -

    Finale. For the final challenge, each chef will take over a restaurant in Vancouver where they will have the chance to design a four-course meal for the judges and unbeknownst to them, friends and family.
  • Fire and Ice

    Season 9 -

    The final three chefs must create a dish and cocktail that fuses the concept of fire and ice into one cohesive dish, a culinary testament of their journey from blazing Texas heat to blistering Vancouver cold.
  • Game On

    Season 9 -

    In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs create a dish that complements well with tequila. Tequila pairs well with anything spicy, grilled, served with salsa accompaniments, or flavored with citrus. In a double elimination, the game is on as the cheftestants pair up and cook for a group of famous chefs sharing a common thread -- their love of hunting. Our chefs will be asked to form teams of two then each team will be assigned a famous chef and his/her favorite game. In a twist, it will be up to the chefs to decide which three teams are on the bottom and therefore helping to determine which one team will go home. Guest judge Tim Love joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi. 

  • Higher Steaks

    Season 9 -

    In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs create a dish stemming from one of four mother sauces. They will explore the endless possibilities of this classic technique and go back to the basics of haute cuisine. They’ll each select one of the four mother sauces -- Béchamel, Espagnole, Velouté, and Allemande -- to work with. The stakes are high in the Elimination Challenge as the chefs create their best steak dish for the annual Cattle Baron’s Ball. The chefs will be putting out a progressive four-course beef menu for 200-seated guests. They’ll have to work together to plate every last dish before 50 waiters enter to pick-up the plates. It’s high society -- suits with cowboy boots, big hair, and even bigger stakes, because if there is one state who knows a thing or two about how a steak should be cooked, it’s Texas! Guest judge Dean Fearing joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Mentors

    Season 9 -

    The chefs must create a delicious dish that will impress their mentors to advance to the finale. Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons, and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which final four chefs will advance to the finale.  
  • Quinceanera

    Season 9 -

    There are tons of rattlesnakes all over the state of Texas, so why not make a dish out of one? In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs are challenged to create a savory dish from rattlesnakes. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must create a feast and cater to a Quincinera party, a coming of age celebration in the Mexican culture. San Antonio is rich in Mexican culture and lifestyle, from food to music, and art. Our chefs are providing a 100% authentic Mexican feast using all original Mexican ingredients. Guest judge Johnny Hernandez joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

  • Red Hot Chilly Cook Off

    Season 9 -

    You think a jalapeno pepper is hot? Think again. The chefs turn up the heat in this week’s Quickfire to create a spicy, savory dish using some of the hottest peppers around. The chefs get a choice of one pepper to incorporate in their dish. The hotter the pepper the chef uses, the higher the value of prize money at stake if they win. The chefs head to the rodeo in the Elimination Challenge, where they’ll get to see some of Texas’ finest cowboys in action. The chefs will be taking over the food court at the rodeo and taking part in their own competition -- a chili cook-off! Guest judges Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger from Top Chef Masters and Two Hot Tamales join Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.
  • Restaurant Wars - 910

    Season 9 -

    Restaurant Wars is back! Everything’s bigger in Texas and in this Top Chef favorite, the chefs split into teams and must create a restaurant from the ground up -- from design to signage, logos to menus, and everything in between. Judges Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
  • The Heat Is On

    Season 9 -

    Eleven chefs have excelled and moved on to the competition. Now the remaining chefs must rise to the challenge to earn a slot in the final 16. In the final heat, the final 10 chefs must decide amongst themselves which one of among 10 ingredients they will use to create a dish. Those who advance will earn a Top Chef coat, those who don’t will go home, and those who are on the bubble will compete in a final cook-off. In a new twist this season, eliminated chefs will have an opportunity to re-enter the competition by winning a series of challenges against their fellow eliminated chefs in a separate competition called Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen. Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse, and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which chefs will advance to the competition.

  • Top Chef: Texas Reunion Special

    Season 9 -

    Top Chef: Texas Reunion Special. Andy Cohen talks to season nine’s chef'testants and judges – host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on season nine's good, bad and overcooked.
  • Tribute Dinner

    Season 9 -

    This week’s Quickfire will reach out to its fans via Twitter, as they follow instructions tweeted live by fans and create a dish based on what they want the chefs to do. Whenever Tom sees an idea he likes, he will call it out in the room. No matter which direction the chefs thought they were taking their dish, they will have to switch it up based on the latest tweet. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs have a chance to reflect and pay homage to the person who taught them how to cook by making a “tribute dish” in their honor. Legendary singer and cookbook author Patti Labelle guest judges, along with Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

Season 8

  • Advantage Chef

    Season 8 -

    A good chef should be able to make a fantastic dish regardless of the kitchen tools and knives available to them. For this Quickfire, all of the toys in the kitchen are taken away, and for $20,000, the chefs must create a delicious holiday stuffing dish using only their two hands. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cater a launch party for the US Open, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world.
  • An Offer They Can’t Refuse

    Season 8 -

    The chefs prepare a traditional three-course Italian meal in one of New York's most famous and exclusive restaurants, Rao's.
  • Dim Sum Lose Some

    Season 8 -

    For the first time ever, Head Judge Tom Colicchio picks up his knives in the kitchen. In this week’s Quickfire, the chefs must beat his time in making a dish. For the Elimination, the chefs go to Chinatown and make dim sum for hundreds of locals.
  • Feeding Fallon

    Season 8 -

    The chefs appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and cater the host's birthday party.
  • Fit for a King

    Season 8 -

    The chefs cook for Bahamian Royalty with minimal cooking equipment.
  • Give Me Your Huddled Masses

    Season 8 -

    The chefs head to Ellis Island where they are tasked with creating a dish based on their heritage.
  • History Never Repeats

    Season 8 -

    The All-Stars are back in the Top Chef kitchen. In the first Quickfire Challenge, chefs from each season work as a team to create a dish for ultimate bragging rights as the best season ever on Top Chef. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must recreate the dish that sent them packing the first time around. Anthony Bourdain appears in a recurring role at the Judges' Table.
  • Island Sun

    Season 8 -

    The chefs cater an upscale lunch party for the Nassau Yacht Club’s 80th anniversary, which includes the Commodore and his friends as guests.
  • Last Supper

    Season 8 -

    In the last Quickfire of the season, the chefs design a challenge for one of their competitors, but there is a twist. For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants make legendary chefs Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck, and Michelle Bernstein their “Last Suppers.”
  • Lock Down

    Season 8 -

    For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must make a cookie that pleases the 'Sesame Street' gang.
  • New York’s Finest

    Season 8 -

    In this week’s Quickfire, the cheftestants' cooking, speed, and accuracy with a knife are put to the test. The chefs compete in teams in a mise-en-place relay race to push a big red button starting a countdown clock for everyone else. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.
  • Night at the Museum

    Season 8 -

    In this Quickfire Challenge, pop star Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, challenges the chefs to create a snack for children enjoying a sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook breakfast inspired by a dinosaur's diet for the kids and their parents. Season 1 host, Katie Lee Joel, returns to the show as a guest judge.
  • Restaurant Wars: One Night Only

    Season 8 -

  • Top Chef VIII - 815

    Season 8 -

    The chefs prepare dinner for an illustrious panel of guest diners who will help determine the finalists.
  • Top Chef VIII - 816

    Season 8 -

    It all comes down to this. The final two chefs battle it out to come up with and implement their vision for the ultimate dining experience. Only one will earn the title that eluded them the first time around –- “Top Chef.”
  • We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

    Season 8 -

Season 7

  • 001

    Season 7 -

    The 17 new cheftestants team up for their first Elimination Challenge in which they must create a dish that represents their own constituency, where they are from and what they represent.
  • 002

    Season 7 -

    In the second episode of Top Chef D.C. the cheftestants support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. The chefs must take over the cafeteria at the local middle school and create healthy, kid-friendly meals spending only $2.68 per child, which is the reimbursement rate schools receive for each child who is eligible for free lunch through the National School Lunch Program.
  • 003

    Season 7 -

    The chefs prepare a classic picnic feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon.
  • 004

    Season 7 -

    For the Elimination, the chefs are tested on their level of hospitality service, creating a menu suitable for Hilton Hotels and Resorts' global travelers.
  • 005

    Season 7 -

    The cheftestants get crabby this week when the Quickfire requires them to cook with mounds of D.C.'s most famous ingredient, the blue crab. For the Elimination Challenge, they go to a Virginian farm to cook with fresh ingredients.
  • 006

    Season 7 -

    The chefs battle it out in a culinary version of the Cold War. The cheftestants are divided into two groups and each team must create one cold entrée.
  • 007

    Season 7 -

    The cheftestants attempt to create culinary delights that can be speared with a toothpick and served at a Congressional party for the Quickfire Challenge. For Elimination, they must prepare a power lunch at the city's elite Palm restaurant.
  • 008

    Season 7 -

    The chefs must cook exotic Ethiopian cuisine for the Quickfire, and for the Elimination are tasked with creating a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in D.C. Chefs, ambassadors and dignitaries representing each country join in the judging.
  • 009

    Season 7 -

  • 010

    Season 7 -

  • 011

    Season 7 -

  • 012

    Season 7 -

  • 013

    Season 7 -

  • 014

    Season 7 -

  • Top Chef VII - Reunion Special

    Season 7 -

Season 6

  • Bachelor/Ette Party

    Season 6 -

    Wedding bells are a’ ringing. In the second episode of Top Chef: Las Vegas, the cheftestants will have to adapt swiftly to a city famous for its quickie marriages by catering to a poolside bachelor and bachelorette party. It’s a battle of the sexes when they are forced to compete in teams of men vs. women. Celebrity chef Todd English serves as guest judge.
  • Camping

    Season 6 -

    The remaining contestants must corral their wits and skills after a night spent under the stars when they're asked to perform chuckwagon duties for some local cowboys. Guest judge: Tim Love.
  • Dinner Party

    Season 6 -

    The contestants cater a dinner for the chefs in the Macy's Culinary Council, but first they must make it through the QuickFire where Lady Luck again holds all the cards – or rather reels.
  • Meat Natalie

    Season 6 -

    Natalie Portman is guest client tonight as the chefs fix her and her friends dinner at craftsteak, Tom Colicchio's Las Vegas restaurant.
  • Penn & Teller

    Season 6 -

    The cheftestants must roll up their culinary sleeves when they are asked to put on a show and deconstruct a classic dish for the masters of illusion, Penn and Teller.
  • Pigs and Pinot

    Season 6 -

    The chefs create their version of Charlie Palmer's annual Pigs & Pinot event at his restaurant Aureole, hoping to perfectly pair their pork dishes with wine.
  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 6 -

    The dreaded round returns, this time in an existing restaurant, and the chefs will have to watch their Ps and Qs, because the guest judge owns the restaurant.
  • Sin City Vice

    Season 6 -

    The 17 new cheftestants are in for a sweet surprise when they team up for their first challenge to create a dish based on their own signature vices. World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck serves as guest judge.
  • Strip Around the World

    Season 6 -

    The cheftestants continue their competition.
  • Thunderbirds

    Season 6 -

    It’s time to load up ‘em up and ship ‘em out when the elimination challenge calls for feeding the famed Thunderbirds – the Air Force's most elite demonstration team. The chefs are given limited time and supplies to create a plentiful meal for the masses at Nellis Air Force Base. Mark Peel, owner of Campanile restaurant in Los Angeles, guest judges.
  • TOP CHEF VI - 612

    Season 6 -

    This week's challenge takes its inspiration from the Bocuse d'Or Culinary Olympics, one of the most prestigious cooking competitions in the world. Guest judges include Jerome Bocuse and Thomas Keller.
  • TOP CHEF VI - 613

    Season 6 -

    Las Vegas chef'testants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition.
  • TOP CHEF VI - 614

    Season 6 -

    Las Vegas chef'testants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition.
  • TOP CHEF VI - 615

    Season 6 -

    The 17 Top Chef: Las Vegas chef'testants will be whittled down week by week as they compete to outshine their competition.
  • Vivre Las Vegas

    Season 6 -

    The contestants are put to the test when they must pair up to make the perfect French dish for some of France's culinary greats.

Season 5

  • 12 Days of Christmas

    Season 5 -

    Television host, author and magazine publisher Martha Stewart guest judges the quickfire challenge. In the spirit of the holidays, the chefs use their skills to give back to the community by catering a Christmas cocktail party hosted by special guest judge, actress and foodie Natasha Richardson.
  • Down On the Farm

    Season 5 -

    It's time for the big city chefs to head to the country. The remaining chef'testants must shop for the freshest of ingredients at Blue Hill Farm and then work with what they have to create a feast for the farm workers themselves. Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of Blue Hill restaurant in New York City, serves as guest judge.
  • Finale Part 1

    Season 5 -

    Bright knives, Big city. The fifth season of Top Chef takes place in the Big Apple.
  • Finale Part 2

    Season 5 -

    Bright knives, Big city. The fifth season of Top Chef takes place in the Big Apple.
  • Focus Group

    Season 5 -

    The quickfire challenge demands the chefs create a sweet treat without using any sugar and in the elimination round, the chef's must serve to an interesting crowd. Toby Young, food critic and best-selling author joins the judges table as Michelin and 5AA Rosette award-winning chef Jean-Christophe Novelli, serves as guest judge.
  • Foo Fighters Thanksgiving

    Season 5 -

    The holiday season has arrived, and the chef'testants have a lot to be thankful for. And this year it's not just family these cooks must impress; but also six-time Grammy Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters, as they join the band for a tour stop in Syracuse, New York. Grant Achatz, American chef, restaurateur and recently named Best Chef in the United States for 2008 from the James Beard Foundation, serves as guest judge.
  • Le Bernardin

    Season 5 -

    The chef'testants get the opportunity to cook in one of the best restaurants in the world, three star Michelin winner Le Bernadin. Their final product will be judged by renowned chef, Eric Ripert.
  • Melting Pot

    Season 5 -

    Top Chef: New York returns for its fifth season, bringing seventeen promising chefs to The Big Apple. Drawing inspiration from New York's diverse cuisine, the chef's team up in their first challenge to shop in various neighborhoods around the city to ultimately craft dishes influenced by the ethnic flavors of their chosen districts
  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 5 -

    It's baaaaaaack! The always-anticipated episode, Restaurant Wars – where the chef'testants must create every aspect of a restaurant in 24 hours – and the heat is on. Restaurateur Stephen Starr, owner of Starr Restaurant Organization (including Buddakan and Morimoto in New York), serves as guest judge.
  • Show Your Craft

    Season 5 -

    In the second episode of Top Chef: New York, the chef'testants find themselves at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft. They are challenged to cook and serve lunch to real customers - who may be their biggest critics yet. Successful restaurateur, food expert and entertainment authority Donatella Arpaia serves as guest judge.
  • Super Bowl Chef Showdown

    Season 5 -

    It's time for the Super Bowl and nothing goes better with the all-American pastime than good food! The remaining chefs battle it out in a Super Bowl-themed cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.
  • The Last Supper

    Season 5 -

    It's time for the knife off. The final five chef'testants learn who will be cooking the last supper on "Top Chef: New York." It's their last chance to impress the judges before the finale and things get heated as the chef'testants pull out all the stops to avoid being cut.
  • Today Show

    Season 5 -

    The fourteen remaining chef'testants vie for a chance to display their skills on the nations highest rated morning program, "Today." The winner of a super fast food demonstration challenge will get the booking, with the chance to display their unique culinary expertise on live network television. Celebrity Chef and author Rocco DiSpirito serves as guest judge.
  • Watch What Happens Reunion

    Season 5 -

    Bright knives, Big city. The fifth season of Top Chef takes place in the Big Apple. FINALE.

Season 4

  • Anything You Cook, I Cook Better

    Season 4 -

    Season 4 starts with the new chefs arriving in this year's host city, Chicago. They are treated to deep dish pizza at the original Pizzeria Uno and got to know each other a bit better and, of course, scope out the competition.
  • Block Party

    Season 4 -

    This week, the remaining chefs really got a taste of Chicago. First, in the Quickfire Challenge. Padma challenged them to create upscale tacos for renowned Chicago Chef Rick Bayless. While some chefs, like Richard and Andrew, rose to the challenge, reinventing their tacos with luxuriousingredients, other chefs, like Spike, refused to elevate the "street" taco.
  • Common Threads

    Season 4 -

    This week's episode was full of challenges. First, in the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to create a rice dish in 15 minutes for Padma and Chef Art Smith! In the Elimination Challenge the chefs not only had create a healthy entree for a family of four ... but their budget was only $10 ... and they had pint-size sous-chefs! All of the chefs rose to the challenge, but not all created memorable dishes.
  • Film Food

    Season 4 -

    This week, the chefs mixed their business with a little pleasure. But first, they were tasked with a Quickfire Challenge to demonstrate their technical skills to none other than Chef Daniel Boulud. The majority of the chefs simply put their knife skills to the test, with Dale proving the most impressive to Chef Boulud. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs were once again divided into teams, this time into teams of two, where they had to create a five-course meal inspired by each team's favorite movie. In another fun twist, the teams, Willy Wonka, Good Morning, Vietnam, Talk to Her, Il Postino, and Top Secret, were also cooking for a group that included film critic Richard Roeper and actress Aisha Tyler.
  • Finale, Part 1

    Season 4 -

    After a hiatus, the Final Four return rested to Puerto Rico to duke it out in Part 1 of the two-part finale. For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs have to create two plantain dishes for Padma and Guest Judge Wilo Bennet. Stephanie's frituras impress both judges and she gains the advantage of choosing her competitors sous-chefs for the Elimination Challenge. The twist? The sous-chefs are
    past cheftestants! She takes Dale; Richard is paired with Spike; Nikki goes with Antonia; and Andrew works with Lisa.
    The Elimination Challenge is to butcher a whole pig and create dishes for a garden party at a Puerto Rican official's home.
  • Finale, Part 2

    Season 4 -

    After a hiatus, the Final Four return rested to Puerto Rico to duke it out in Part 2 of the two-part finale.
  • High Steaks

    Season 4 -

    This week's episode was all about the meat. First, the chefs had to butcher their own Tomahawk chop to create a dish for famed Chicago chef Rick Tramonto. Spike was lauded for his excellent
    butchering and got the advantage of choosing his proteins first in the Elimination Challenge. For theElimination Challenge, the chefs had to create an appetizer and an entree to be served at Tramonto's Steak and Seafood ... to Top Chef winners Harold Dieterle, Ilan Hall, and Hung Huynh.
  • Improv

    Season 4 -

    This episode was all about improvising. But first, the chefs had to deal with the Top Chef curse that is creating a dessert. While most of the chefs were prepared with recipes, others winged it. This strategy seemed to pay off for Richard, whose innovative dessert even impressed guest judge Johnny Iuzzini. The chefs were then taken to a Chicago staple -- The Second City. They were not only treated to a show, but became part of the show! Audience members threw out color, emotion, and ingredient names, which were to become the inspiration for the chefs' dishes. It wasn't too long after the chefs formed pairs that they were thrown another curveball -- no electrical mixers! So, the chefs improvised
  • Restaurant Wars

    Season 4 -

    Well, it happened -- the most highly anticipated challenge (besides the finale of course) of the season. Restaurant Wars started off at a fast pace with the chefs have to work a short order line making eggs for some lucky Chicago eaters. Most of the chefs had a pretty difficult time with it, but Antonia rose to the challenge, winning a pretty significant advantage in the Elimination Challenge --choosing her team. Antonia stuck with her Restaurant Wars team of Richard and Stephanie to reate "Warehouse Kitchen," a gastro-pub-inspired restaurant. Dale, Lisa, and Nikki formed "Mai Buddha," an Asian cuisine-inspired restaurant. Both teams were allowed to choose one former contestant to help them out. While Warehouse chose Nikki to help them roll out some paste, Mai Buddha enlisted Jennifer.
  • Serve and Protect

    Season 4 -

    This week, the chefs focused on good, healthy food. First, the Quickfire Challenge brought the return of Season 2 favorite Sam Talbot who challenged the chefs to bring the sexy back to the salad. And they had a whopping 45 minutes to do so. Spike's "sensual" beef salad came out on top. Although he didn't get immunity, Spike had the advantage of choosing an item from each food group that the other chefs couldn't use in the Elimination Challenge, where the chefs had to create a healthy and hearty lunch box meal for a Chicago police department.
  • Tailgating

    Season 4 -

    This week it was all about Da Bears, but first da beer. The chefs first had to create a simple dish to complement a beer they chose. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs had to prepare food for tailgaters at Soldier Field. While the crowd seemed to be happy with the most of the choices, there was some disappointing fare.
  • The Elements

    Season 4 -

    Before the chefs got to any cooking in this episode, they had to prove their palate skills. Blindfolded, the chefs had to taste items and tell Padma and Guest Judge Ming Tsai which was of higher quality. While a couple chefs came close, Antonia's palate prevailed. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs were, once again, put into teams to create first courses based on the four elements of Fire, Earth, Water, and Air for a Meals on Wheels event.
  • Wedding Wars

    Season 4 -

    Before going to war, the chefs first had to prove their skills in a speed challenge. While some chefs like Andrew, Lisa, and Stephanie shined, others suffered. The win went to Richard, Antonia, Andrew, and Stephanie, and that gave them the advantage of choosing who they wanted to cook for in .... Wedding Wars! The winning Quickfire team chose the bride, while Nikki, Dale, Spike, and Lisa had to create a menu for the groom. The bride's team focused their dishes around "meat and potatoes" while the groom request an Italian-style menu.
  • Zoo Food

    Season 4 -

    This week's episode brought the chefs a little bit closer to nature. First, they visited Chicago's Green City Market to gather ingredients for their Quickfire Challenge where they had to create a dish using only five ingredients, not including salt, pepper, sugar, and oil.

Season 3

  • Chef Overboard

    Season 3 -

    Top Chefs have gotten tripped up by budgets, catering, and the trap that is dessert in seasons past, and it wasn't much different in this week's show. In the Quickfire Challenge, the remaining seven chefs were given $10, 20 minutes, and a specific grocery store aisle to create their dishes. The chefs had to work together to cater a party for designer Esteban Cortazar at Pure Nightclub. Overall, despite a few highlights, the chefs underwhelmed the judges, who included Dana Cowan, editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine.
  • Cooking By Numbers

    Season 3 -

    Once the Elks were fed and Micah bid the ketchup-loving Americans farewell, it was back to the kitchen for a new quickfire challenge. The cheftestants were asked to make dishes complimentary to a wide array of Bombay Sapphire cocktails – not an easy task for chefs accustomed to wine.
  • Family Favorites

    Season 3 -

    After a successful, though controversial, run at grilling, the chefs returned - only to disappoint. The Quickfire Challenge found the chefs cooking with Miami seafood. The catch being, well, the catch. The Elimination Challenge called for the chefs to reinvent family classics like lasagna and franks and beans. While some of the dishes looked fine but lacked flavor, many were D.O.A.
  • Finale, Pt 1

    Season 3 -

    Part One of the Season finale found the four remaining chefs refreshed - and a little out of practice - and in Aspen, Colorado. This time around the chefs were allowed to bring some personal culinary items. In the Quickfire, the chefs had to create a trout dish for renowned chef Eric Ripert. Before the challenge, Tom told the chefs that only one chef would be going home, leaving three for the finale. For the challenge the chefs had to cook elk for cowboys and cowgirls. While some of the chefs found themselves in their element, others were unfamiliar with the gamy meat.
  • Finale, Pt 2

    Season 3 -

    What an edge-of-your-seat exciting finale! First, the chefs meet Tom and Padma to find out what their final challenge will be. After drawing knives, they are introduced to their sous-chefs who are non other than Rocco DiSpirito, Michelle Bernstein, and Todd English.
  • First Impression

    Season 3 -

    Top Chef didn’t waste any time on formalities in its super-sized season premiere. The newest contestants were surprised with a Quickfire Challenge that demanded preparation of an amuse
    bouche. A few of the chefs felt they had something to prove when they got to the Elimination Challenge where they had to work with exotic proteins – some of the chefs had never even heard of.
  • Guilty Pleasures

    Season 3 -

    After last week's elimination, the chefs needed a night out. And, they almost got one. But, on Top Chef, it’s always about the food. First, in a Coldstone Creamery Challenge that gave us a cavity just watching it, some of the chefs took the savory router while others stuck with the sweet. Then, the chefs got all gussied up after they were told they’d get to enjoy the Miami nightlife, but of course, they had to cook for the partygoers instead.
  • Latin Lunch

    Season 3 -

    Getting past their group efforts from last week, this week’s episode found the chefs in for a few sweet (and spicy!) surprises. First, the Quickfire Challenge called for the chefs to create dishes for guest judge Maria Frumkin using the versatile frozen piecrust. The chefs were then told that they had to cater a Latin-inspired lunch for the popular Telemundo novella “Dame Chocolate.” The catch? They only had one and a half hours to complete it.
  • Manhattan Project

    Season 3 -

    The remaining five chefs finally land in New York City. After taking in the sights and some street meat, they're off to their Quickfire at the famous Le Cirque, where they are greeted by renowned owner Sirio Maccioni. The chefs are treated to a special halibut dish, which they then have to re-create. The chefs then head to Lee Anne's second home, The French Culinary Institute. There, Padma tells them that they will have to make a dish using chicken, potatoes, and onions for the culinary legends and professors of the FCI.
  • Restaurant Wars 008

    Season 3 -

    Oh, Restaurant Wars, how you torture us so. In the Red Robin Quickfire Challenge, the chefs were asked to make inventive burgers for none other than Chef Daniel Boulud. Needless to say, the chefs were a bit awed.
  • Second Helping

    Season 3 -

    A lot happened in this week's conclusion to Restaurant Wars, including the exit of one of this season's most accomplished chefs. First, the chefs competed in a Mise en Place Relay Race pitting chef against chef in a timed competition. Both teams also got a design boost from Madonna's brother, Christopher Ciccone.
  • Snacks On a Plane

    Season 3 -

    It was a competition from the get-go as the chefs were awoken to the grumbles of Padma's stomach. She was hungry, and the chefs had to make her breakfast using their Breville blenders. Padma then informed the chefs that they would be going on a trip. But what she didn't tell them was that the real challenge would occur on the plane itself parked at Newark Liberty International Airport. The chefs worked with the culinary crew at Continental Airlines to create dishes that could be served to their Business Class members, and would be tested by their own elite flight attendants.
  • Sunny Delights

    Season 3 -

    Tropical fruits abound in the second installment. Presiding over a scenic elimination is guest judge Norman Van Aken (Owner of Norman’s Restaurant in Miami/Orlando). Tom, Gail and Padma charge the chefs with catering a high-end gourmet barbecue party on the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Watch What Happens

    Season 3 -

    What an edge-of-your-seat-exciting finale! First, the chefs meet Tom and Padma to find out what their final challenge will be: to create a three-course meal with whatever ingredients they have brought with them and the ones provided for them. They write out a menu and submit it to Tom. Rather than serving one after another as in seasons past, they will all be serving head-to-head.

Season 2

  • Far East Feast

    Season 2 -

    It’s a global experience in the second episode of “Top Chef,” as the chefs get an early morning wake-up call and head to the fish market for their quickfire challenge where they must prepare a scrumptious sushi meal. Helping to preside over a very emotional elimination is guest judge Ming Tsai, owner of the famed Blue Ginger.
  • Finale Part 1

    Season 2 -

    Part 1 of the “Top Chef” Finale sees the final four cheftestants heading to the big island of Hawaii. First stop, a gorgeous lunch where the contestants are introduced to traditional Polynesian cuisine. Hope they pay close attention to what they’re eating because the next day each will have to create their own version of the same dishes. Each contestant must make two dishes for what will be a magical luau for the judges. Elia, Ilan, Marcel and Sam each sweat it out for a chance to cook another day.
  • Finale Part 2

    Season 2 -

  • Food For the People

    Season 2 -

    It is time for the chefs to chill out and cool down as they make tasty ice cream in the third episode of “Top Chef.” For the elimination challenge, the chefs enlist the help of a firehouse to put a new twist on various childhood favorite foods.
  • Holiday Spirit

    Season 2 -

    It’s the holidays in the eighth episode of “Top Chef” as the chefs must serve up a party appetizer and a complementing Baileys cocktail mix in their quickfire challenge. Guest judging for this challenge is award-winning mixologist and owner of Culinary Cocktail Catering, Kristin Woodward from Oysters Restaurant in Corona del Mar.
  • Into the Fire

    Season 2 -

    The hit culinary series “Top Chef” is back with 15 rising chefs, one red-hot Los Angeles kitchen and some of the restaurant industry’s most renowned talent. In the premiere, the chefs dive straight into the heat with their first quickfire challenge where they have 30 minutes to shop for ingredients, flambé their dish and present it to the judges, including “Top Chef” season one winner Harold Dieterle. The winner of this flambé challenge will have immunity for the elimination challenge, where the competing chefs will face their toughest critics. New to the judges’ table this season is host, Padma Lakshmi, who joins Head Judge, Chef Tom Colicchio of New York City’s Gramercy Tavern and Craft Restaurants, and Gail Simmons of Food and Wine Magazine. Harold Dieterle, who plans to open his Manhattan restaurant Perilla later this year, will guest judge and help determine who stays and who must pack their knives to go home.

  • Less Is More

    Season 2 -

    In the fourth episode of “Top Chef,” the challenges and the competition heats up as the chefs take on the difficult task of creating amuse bouche for the quickfire challenge. For the elimination challenge, the chefs visit a weight loss camp. In the end, the chefs will face the panel of “Top Chef” judges, who are joined by guest judge Suzanne Goin, owner of Los Angeles restaurants A.O.C. and Lucques. Someone is headed home and one person is closer to becoming the next “Top Chef.”
  • Raw and the Cooked

    Season 2 -

    The chefs take a leap back in time on this week’s episode of “Top Chef” as they must create an entrée without modern day technology. Guest judging the challenge is surfer-turned-chef, Rafael Lunetta.
  • Sense & Sensuality

    Season 2 -

    Love is in the air on this week’s episode of “Top Chef” as the cooks head to Santa Barbara. For the quickfire, they must create a sweet or savory dish featuring chocolate. For the elimination challenge, they must create a five-course romantic dinner for a restaurant full of celebrating couples. In the end, the remaining chefs will compete in the finale episode for the title of “Top Chef.” Guest judging is Chef Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin in New York City.
  • Seven

    Season 2 -

    This week on “Top Chef,” the chefs must put their creative minds to the test for the quickfire challenge and use one of the seven colours of the rainbow to create a colour- themed three-item dish that is not only a treat for the taste buds, but also appealing to the eye. Ted Allen and Consulting Chef of Mauro’s Café at Fred Segal, Robert Ivan, serve as guest judges, and “Entourage’s” Debi Mazar makes an appearance in the episode.
  • Social Service

    Season 2 -

    Grab some antacid for this week’s episode of “Top Chef.” For their quickfire challenge, the chefs are presented with piles of revolting leftover animals parts -- including chicken feet, pigs' blood and lamb hearts -- and asked to create delectable dishes from the discarded ingredients. Next up the chefs must prove their resourcefulness for the elimination challenge. Guest judge Michelle Bernstein from the famed Miami restaurant “Azul” will help make the decision of who gets to stay and who must pack their knives and go home.
  • Thanksgiving

    Season 2 -

    On the sixth episode of “Top Chef,” the contestants prepare for Thanksgiving. In their quickfire challenge, they take a look into their cupboards and must prepare a sophisticated dish using only canned goods. Guest judging in this episode is Anthony Bourdain, author of “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” It’s a Thanksgiving the chefs won’t soon forget, although they’d like to try!
  • Unhappy Customers

    Season 2 -

    This week on “Top Chef” the chefs prepare their take on a gourmet version of the humblest of meals – the snack. Guest judging is San Francisco restaurateur Mike Yakura. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are split into two teams and must create a restaurant from the ground up.

Season 1

  • Top Chef - 1714

    Season 1 - June 18, 2020

    In an epic Italian showdown, the final three All Stars cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize. To win, all they’ll need to impress not only the judges - Tom, Padma, Gail and Nilou Motamed, but also culinary superstars Mauro Colagreco, Clare Smyth, Marcus Samuelsson, Janice Wong, Tony Mantuano, Eighth Generation Italian Butcher...

  • Top Chef - 1713

    Season 1 - June 11, 2020

    In the penultimate episode in the All Stars competition, the chefs are treated to a culinary dream trip to Parma, the legendary home of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham. After getting a behind the scenes tour of some traditional multi-generational factories of these exclusive products, the chefs must feature these ingredients in two courses and serve their dishes to a table of 16 Michelin stars. Pasta master, Chef Evan Funke, sits in as the guest judge along with Tom, Padma, Gail and a bevy of celebrated Italian super-star chefs. One chef is eliminated as only the top three will move on to the finale.

  • Top Chef - 1712

    Season 1 - June 4, 2020

    In a Top Chef first, the final five travel to one of the top culinary destinations in the world - Italy. First the chefs must make an apertivo for 30 locals from the town of Lucca that pairs perfectly with a Peroni beer. Then, they have the experience of a chef’s lifetime, hunting the elusive white truffle which they must use in a dish for a Tuscan food festival. There’s no room for error, as the chefs are making dishes for not just Tom, Padma and Gail but avant-garde Italian Chef Cristiano Tomei, Truffle expert Cristiano Savini and a host of locals.

  • Top Chef - 1711

    Season 1 - May 28, 2020

    Tom makes his final decision from Last Chance Kitchen on who should return to the competition. Then the chefs take off in a Quickfire with Padma and Jonathan Waxman making a two-course Business-Class dish for an airline. For their final challenge in Los Angeles before jetting off to Italy for the finale, the chefs go to Michael’s Santa Monica, where they meet Chef and Restaurateur Michael McCarty, the legendary pioneer of California Cuisine. With only five chefs moving onto the finals, the chefs will have to reimagine one of Michael’s iconic dishes from across the years and serve it to a table of celebrated alumni of Michael’s kitchen, including Roy Yamaguchi, Jonathan Waxman, Sang Yoon, Mark Peel and Brooke Williamson.

  • Top Chef - 1710

    Season 1 - May 21, 2020

    With only six chefs remaining, the challenges get even more difficult, when pastry super-chef Sherry Yard awaits the All Stars for a dreaded dessert Quickfire, made even more impossible when chefs must endure a blindfolded taste test to pick their ingredients. Then Michelin-starred Chefs/Restaurateurs Niki and Carole Lidi-Nakayama demonstrate a traditional Japanese Kaiseki meal, the ultimate in simplicity, restraint and precision. The chefs must make this formidable dinner for not just these Kaiseki masters, but in celebration of the Tokyo games with Olympic medalists Diana Taurasi, Rai Benjamin, Nastia Liukin, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Christian Coleman, Kerri Walsh Jennings and NBC Olympic Primetime Host Mike Tirico. The gold medal meal takes place at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum with Padma, Tom, Nilou Motamed and Niki & Carole Lidi-Nakayama at the judges table.

  • Top Chef - 1709

    Season 1 - May 14, 2020

    The chefs head to the mountains, a few hours outside of Los Angeles to go to Summer Camp where they are challenged to an outdoor grilling Quickfire for Padma and Top Chef Kentucky winner Kelsey Barnard Clark. Before the sun rises, the chefs get to work on an upscale brunch buffet for 200 moms vacationing at the camp using a very limited stock pantry. It’ll take more than s’mores and a round of kumbayas to impress the moms, the judges Tom, Padma and Gail, and guest judge Top Chef Charleston Winner Brooke Williamson.

  • Top Chef - 1708

    Season 1 - May 7, 2020

    It’s Restaurant Wars and this season Padma takes all the limitations off the table as the chefs can make as much food as they want and shop wherever they choose. The two winning chefs from last week’s concept challenge are given 48 hours to pick their teams and make the restaurants they pitched come to life.

  • Top Chef - 1707

    Season 1 - April 30, 2020

    The chefs are challenged to a taco throwdown for the taco king, actor and restaurateur Danny Trejo. For the Quickfire, the only sharp tool they can use is a machete, in honor of one of Danny’s signature characters. Then, Padma informs the chefs that the only way to make it to Restaurant Wars is to survive this week’s qualifying challenge. The cheftestants have to dig deep to create and pitch a restaurant concept complete with a couple of dishes to the judges –Padma, Tom and Gail, along with Top Chef”Chicago Winner Stephanie Izard and James Beard Award winning Restaurateur Kevin Boehm. The top two concepts will be the restaurants built for the signature Restaurant Wars challenge, while the chef with the judges’ least favorite concept will be eliminated.

  • Top Chef - 1706

    Season 1 - April 23, 2020

    Padma gets a real rise out of the chefs when she tasks them to make a Quickfire dish without any All-Purpose flour. Instead chefs must work with alternative flours from Blue Corn and Buckwheat to Coconut and Hazelnut. James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Bianco serves as the guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge. Then, the chefs are whisked off to the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall to meet legendary conductor Gustavo Dudamel who is about to celebrate the LA Philharmonic’s 100th anniversary. The Maestro inspires the chefs to treat their flavor profiles like musical instruments, each providing a counterbalance to the other. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs serve Dudamel and members of the LA Philharmonic at award-winning Otium restaurant along with Padma, Tom, Gail and Guest Judge, Bocuse d’Or finalist Timothy Hollingsworth.

  • Top Chef - 1705

    Season 1 - April 16, 2020

    In the Quickfire, it’s a true test of communication as the chefs play a game of telephone with their loved ones as they try to reproduce the dish their family member is currently eating at a nearby restaurant. Then, the chefs are tasked with creating a signature product that they will bottle, use on a dish and sell at a food festival. They may get help from their visiting loved ones, but for one chef, the help won’t save them from being sent home. Celebrity Chef Nancy Silverton is the guest judge joining Tom, Padma and Gail.

  • Top Chef - 1704

    Season 1 - April 9, 2020

    Kelly Clarkson drops into the Top Chef kitchen for a Quickfire based on her new movie, Trolls: World Tour, where the chefs are tasked with combining colorful ingredients from six different musical ‘lands’ to make one delicious dish. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs are split into two teams to create a cohesive, progressive vegetarian meal for Padma, Tom, Gail and James Beard nominated guest judge Jeremy Fox. The catch is they won’t know what ingredients they’ll be working with until the morning of the challenge when they shop exclusively at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.

  • Top Chef - 1703

    Season 1 - April 2, 2020

    Comedic superstars Ali Wong and Randall Park swing by the Top Chef kitchen for a Quickfire Challenge tasking the chefs to make the wackiest fried rice they can. Then, the chefs head to the famed Getty Museum to seek inspiration from one of four historical art movements to create a masterpiece on their plate. Guest Judge Ludo Lefebvre joins Tom, Padma and Gail, as well as guest diners Chefs Ray Garcia, Sara Hymanson, Sarah Kramer and Craig Thornton.

  • Top Chef - 1702

    Season 1 - March 26, 2020

    This week the chefs honor the late, great Pulitzer-Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold. Using Gold’s last guide list, the chefs fan out all over Los Angeles to sample the unique taquerias, food trucks, mom-and-pop cafes, upscale eateries and ethnic cuisine only found in the City of Angels. Drawing inspiration from this one-in-a-lifetime culinary odyssey, the chefs create dishes to serve 200 of Jonathan Gold’s friends, family, and restaurateurs that he loved at the iconic Union Station. Noted food writer and personal friend of Jonathan Gold, Ruth Reichl serves as guest judge alongside Padma, Tom and Gail.

  • It's Like They Never Left!

    Season 1 - March 19, 2020

    Fifteen of the competition’s fiercest challengers return to face-off in the toughest season yet! A mise-en-place challenge set at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles kicks off the battle, where the Chefs size each other up since last competing.

  • Blind Confusion

    Season 1 -

    In the fifth episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” the chefs are blindfolded, fed rare ethnic cuisine, and then must identify the ingredients. They then hit the streets of San Francisco for the elimination challenge where each team must serve a variety of fusion dishes from handcarts and will be judged upon taste, creativity and customer satisfaction. Helping to judge this episode is Mike Yakura, a well-known culinary figure in this hometown of San Francisco and chef for the famed French-Asian Fusion and Vietnamese restaurant, Le Colonial.
  • Food of Love

    Season 1 -

    In the second episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” the kitchen heats up as the contestants are challenged to cook up sweet dishes that are both sexy and erotic, under the watchful eye of the guest judges Elizabeth Falkner, owner of Citizen Cake, a celebrated patisserie and dessert hotspot in San Francisco, and Mistress S, who rush a fetish ball and knows a thing or two about eroticism. The two judges join Katie, Tom and Gail to help decide which scrumptious creations have made the cut and which one will send another chef packing their knives for home.
  • Food On the Fly

    Season 1 -

    Gas stations and five-star cuisine are not typically paired together in the same sentence, but in this fourth episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef” the contestants are challenged to create tempting dishes solely from ingredients available in a convenience store. For the individual elimination challenge the chefs must face a group of critics who do not have time to wait – working mothers. At the end of the challenge, one chef will be sent home. Jefferson Hill of Neiman Marcus’ Rotunda is the guest judge.
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

    Season 1 -

    A “Queer Eye” will be watching over the sixth episode of Top Chef and it will come in the form of the culinary expert of The Fab Five, Ted Allen. Known for his food and entertaining expertise on Bravo’s hit series Queer Eye, Allen will challenge the contestants to create a low cost appetizer using only the ingredients that he has pre-selected. Following this quickfire challenge, the chefs will then be asked to cater a dinner party for Ted Allen, Katie Lee Joel, Gail Simmons and tom Colicchio. At the end of the evening one chef will be sent home.
  • Napa's Finest

    Season 1 -

    Only three potential Top Chefs remain, and this episode’s quickfire challenge will test their ability to get creative with junk food to make a tasty dish that could still be served to conscientious diners. On the other end of the spectrum, the next challenge gives the chefs a shaving of white truffle, a rare fungus that retails for two thousand dollars a pound. They must use this tiny, but revered fragment of fungus to create something delicious for some of Napa Valley’s most respected chefs. Featured Napa Valley chefs include: Phillippe Jeanty of Bistro Jeanty; Keith Luce of Press; Greg Cole of Celadon; James Devitt of Budo; Cindy Pawlcyn of Mustards Grill; Victor J. Scargle of Julia’s Kitchen at COPIA; Doug Keane of Cyrus; Todd Humphries of Martini House; and John Ash of John Ash and Co.
  • Nasty Delight

    Season 1 -

    Something smells fishy in this episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” as the cook’s must dive into piles of slimy octopus and turn it into a tempting platter of seafood cuisine. Laurent Manrique of the famed San Francisco seafood restaurant Aqua will guest judge the challenge. Then it’s off to the playground for the elimination challenge where the chefs must create a lunchtime menu for kids at a local Boys and Girls Club. The chefs will soon find out that kids can be even more demanding that hungry adults. The chef who doesn’t please these picky palates will be eliminated.
  • Restaurant Wars 1007

    Season 1 -

    In the seventh episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” contestants are asked to create a gourmet sandwich. The chefs will then move on to the elimination challenge, where they are put into teams and must come up with a new restaurant concept and put it into practice for one night only in an actual restaurant location. The chef who does not deliver will be sent home.
  • Reunion

    Season 1 -

    Viewers get an opportunity to see some of the dramatic moments from the previous challenges that did not make it into the preceding shows as all twelve chefs reunite with Katie, Tom and Gail. The episode also features new interviews with the contestants and judges reacting to their experiences during the course of the challenges, as well as their personal reactions as they watch the series on television. Contestants share their thoughts on how the series has also impacted their careers and lives.
  • Vegas Finale Pt. 1

    Season 1 -

    The final three contestants head to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a week of high-stakes competition. Upon arrival to Sin City, the three finalists are immediately thrown into the fire and must showcase their technique, timing and guest service ability through a fast-paced room service challenge. Returning to the series for a guest appearance in the episode is renowned chef Hubert Keller, owner of San Francisco’s famous Fleur de Lys. One of the final three will be sent packing their knives at the end of the episode.
  • Vegas Finale Pt. 2

    Season 1 -

    The remaining two chefs face-off for one final competition. In the end, only one chef will make it through the spectacular final competition to take the top culinary title. The winning chef will receive $100,000 in seed money to help encourage their culinary career, be featured in Food & Wine magazine, appear at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in June 2006, and most importantly, earn the prestigious title of  “Top Chef.” Their home will also be outfitted with a complete gourmet kitchen courtesy of Sears Kenmore. Lorraine Bracco of “The Sopranos” guest stars, helping to judge the final dishes.
  • Wedding Bell Blues

    Season 1 -

    Its wedding bells for the competing chefs in the eighth episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef.” The chefs are put into two teams who must pitch their catering concept to a gay couple that intends to marry in a commitment ceremony, and the couple will choose the most convincing pitch. The chef displaying the least ability to make a wedding dream come true will be sent home.
  • Who Deserves to be Here

    Season 1 -

    In the premiere episode of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” the cast will be thrown straight into the demanding kitchen of famed San Francisco restaurant Fleur de Lys for the quickfire challenge. In the individual elimination challenge, the chefs must prove that they deserve to stay in the competition by cooking up their signature dish. Guest judge Hubert Keller (famed chef and partner of Fleur de Lys) joins host Katie Lee Joel and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons to help make the decision on who must “pack up their knives” first.