Top Chef Season 20: to Be Released in Late 2023 on Bravo

Status: Late 2023
Latest Episode: 6/8/2023
Next Episode: To be scheduled
Created by: Tom Colicchio
Official site: www.bravotv.com
Station: Bravo
Genres: Food

The series was announced by Bravo on October 25, 2009. The show was hosted by Top Chef regular Gail Simmons

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Top Chef Season 20: To Be Released in Late 2023 on Bravo

Get ready to embark on another unforgettable culinary journey as Bravo's hit TV series, Top Chef, gears up for its highly anticipated Season 20! With each new season, the show continues to push boundaries and redefine what it means to be a top chef. Fans and food enthusiasts alike are eagerly awaiting the release of this exciting new season, which is set to premiere in late 2023. Prepare to be dazzled by the culinary masterpieces, intense competition, and heartwarming camaraderie that have made Top Chef a true fan favorite.

A Stellar Cast of Culinary Titans

One of the reasons that Top Chef has gained such a dedicated following is the incredible talent showcased by its contestants. Season 20 promises to be no exception, as a new batch of culinary titans step into the famed kitchen to battle it out for the coveted title of Top Chef. From seasoned professionals to rising stars, this season's cast brings a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and cooking styles. Get ready to be blown away by their creativity, passion, and determination to impress the discerning palates of the esteemed panel of judges.

High-Stakes Challenges and Epic Showdowns

Top Chef is known for its nail-biting challenges that put the contestants' skills, creativity, and ability to handle pressure to the test. Season 20 is poised to raise the bar even higher with a series of high-stakes challenges that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. From innovative ingredient pairings to intense time constraints, the chefs will be pushed to their limits as they strive to create culinary masterpieces that tantalize the taste buds and showcase their unique culinary voices. Get ready for epic showdowns, surprising twists, and unforgettable moments that will have you cheering for your favorite contestants.

Top Chef Season 20 is undoubtedly going to be a culinary extravaganza that will leave fans clamoring for more. With its talented cast, thrilling challenges, and the ever-present element of surprise, this season promises to be an unforgettable culinary journey. So mark your calendars and get ready to indulge in the gastronomic delights that Top Chef Season 20 has in store for us. From the first sizzle to the final bite, this season will showcase the incredible talent and passion that makes the culinary world so vibrant and exciting.

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  • Season 17
  • Season 16
  • Season 15
  • Season 14
  • Season 13
  • Season 12
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  • Season 10
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  • Season 1
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Fin. Jun 8, 2023

The final three chefs cook the meal of their lives for Padma, Tom and Gail, along with a table of culinary luminaries in Paris.

Champions in Paris Jun 1, 2023

The final four land in Paris, the culinary capital of the world and home of the 2024 Olympics, where they compete in the infamous Wall Challenge; their partners are U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Goodbye, London! May 25, 2023

The final four chefs welcome back the winner of "Last Chance Kitchen"; a dish featuring jellies and molds; creating trompe l'oeil dishes.

Battle of the Wellingtons May 18, 2023

Coming into the final stretch before the finale. It's full steam ahead as the remaining six chefs are tasked with creating a steamed dish for their Quickfire Challenge. In one of the hardest Elimination Challenges yet, the chefs are put in teams of two and must create not one, not two, but three different Wellingtons to serve 20 diners, along with Padma, Tom and Gail. The two chefs from the losing team will pack their knives.

Thali Time May 11, 2023

There's nothing like preserved fish in the morning, which is exactly what the chefs have to cook with for this week's Quickfire Challenge. The chefs enjoy a night off as famed chef Asma Khan treats the cheftestants and Padma to an Indian thali dinner. For the Elimination Challenge, they must use six different flavor profiles to create their own Thali platter to impress a panel of chefs from India and judges Padma, Tom and Gail.

Restaurant Wars May 4, 2023

It's Restaurant Wars, and this season, the perennial favorite is back with a twist! The chefs split into two teams of four and are tasked with creating a restaurant concept and tasting menu. To add to the pressure, they must debut their restaurants at three Michelin-starred Core by Clare Smyth, and the judges will have a full view of the kitchen. Unbeknown to the chefs, Jimi Famurewa, the Chief Restaurant Critic for the Evening Standard, is seated in the dining room and later joins Padma, Tom and Gail at the judges' table.

Street Food Fight Apr 27, 2023

Guest judge Judy Joo surprises the chefs by challenging them to create delicious street food-inspired dishes. For the fastest Elimination Challenge in series history, the chefs must get inspiration from the new Fast X movie for the largest and fastest mise en place race. Top Chef Canada judge David Zilber sits in as the guest judge along with Padma, Tom and Gail.

Hands Off Apr 20, 2023

The chefs are in for a surprise when they walk into the Top Chef kitchen and see Gaggan Anand, praised as one of the world's best chefs, as their guest judge. For the Quickfire Challenge, they must take a page from Gaggan's playful menu and create a dish inspired by an emoji. For the Elimination Challenge, they're tasked with taking inspiration from one of Gaggan's famous dishes and creating a plate with a message that's visually stunning and can be eaten without utensils.

Top Chef Is No Picnic Apr 13, 2023

The chefs are shocked when they discover this week's Quickfire Challenge is the midseason finale of Last Chance Kitchen. They enjoy afternoon tea as they help Padma and Tom decide on who should return to the competition. The chefs take a trip to Highclere Castle for the Elimination Challenge, where they must work together to create and serve an elevated picnic basket. Will the teams be able to produce high-end picnics that can impress Padma, Tom, Gail and guest judge and notable pastry consultant Graham Hornigold? Who will be asked to pack their picnic basket and go?

Holiday Vacation Apr 6, 2023

In this week's extra-sweet Quickfire, the chefs are tasked with creating a celebratory dish featuring honey and mead in order to win over Padma and guest judge Adam Handling. Then, the chefs escape the city and head to the Kent countryside. The cheftestants create a festive family meal featuring their favorite holiday dishes for judges Padma, Tom and Gail, along with Top Chef Mexico judge Martha Ortiz.

Spurred Lines Mar 30, 2023

Master chocolatier Paul A. Young joins Padma to judge the Quickfire Challenge. They task the chefs with creating a beloved English classic: the biscuit. The chefs head to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a football-themed team challenge. They must impress guest judges Aquiles Chávez and Tottenham's own Ledley King in up to three rounds of fast-paced challenges featuring favorite English ingredients. The teams that succeed are safe, while the rest are relegated and must compete again. In the final round, the three chefs from the losing team will battle it out. Who will be safe, and who will be kicked to the sidelines?

Cheeky Pints and Pub Bites Mar 23, 2023

In lieu of a Quickfire, Tom and Gail surprise the chefs with an old-fashioned pub crawl around Central London. Pints are consumed and food is devoured until the judges reveal the Elimination Challenge. In teams of two, the chefs are tasked with recreating and elevating a classic pub dish. And to top the pressure, two chefs will pack their knives. Guest judges Brett Graham and James Cochran join Padma, Tom and Gail as well as a room full of guest diners.

Rice, Rice Baby Mar 16, 2023

In the second Quickfire, the chefs are challenged to make an amuse-bouche that must fit on a Ritz Cracker. With a display of unexpected ingredients, the chefs must quickly find a way to incorporate three different items all onto one cracker. Two-star Michelin chef Santiago Lastra serves as guest judge. The competition heats up, and the chefs head to Alexandra Palace, where they must create dishes featuring rice for 100 guests. Cooking rice on Top Chef is risky business, and cheftestants from all around the globe must rise to the occasion to cook with this simple ingredient and showcase their culinary skills, diverse roots and international influence. Joining Padma, Tom and Gail for this challenge is Lorna Maseko, host of Top Chef South Africa.

London Calling Mar 9, 2023

To celebrate the milestone 20th season, Top Chef returns for an epic international showdown with World All-Stars in London. Sixteen of the greatest competitors, including winners and finalists, representing 11 different Top Chef iterations around the globe face off in the fiercest showdown the culinary series has seen. For their first Quickfire Challenge, the chefs pair up and combine ingredients to cook a dish featuring U.K. seafood. Then, in the first Elimination Challenge, the chefs must create vegetable-forward dishes where protein serves as the accompaniment. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons return as judges, and joining them as the first guest judge of the season is legendary Michelin-star chef Angela Hartnett.

The Final Plate Jun 2, 2022

The finalists prepare themselves for the most important cook of their lives. They'll have to leave it all on the plate in order to wow Padma, Tom, Gail, and guest judges Stephanie Izard and Eric Ripert along with special guest diners Gregory Gourdet, Edward Lee, Janos Wilder, Bricia Lopez, Hunter Lewis and Alexander Smalls. Once they're reunited with their sous chefs, the top three immediately get to work on executing a four-course progressive menu worthy of $250,000 and the title of Top Chef.

Cactus Makes Perfect May 26, 2022

The final four chefs are headed to Tucson. For their last Quickfire Challenge, they'll make the trip to El Charro, the oldest family-run Mexican restaurant in the country, where legendary chef Carlotta Flores challenges them to create a dish featuring her Carne Seca. In the final Elimination Challenge, alum and Tucson local Maria Mazon wants the chefs to embrace the desert lifestyle and create two dishes – one sweet and one savory – using the classic Sonoran ingredients: cactus and chiltepin. With an impressive assortment of locals and "Top Chef Seattle" winner Kristen Kish joining the judges table, the heat is on.

We're on a boat May 19, 2022

After saying goodbye to their loved ones and another fellow competitor, the chefs receive an ominous gift from Tom, who tells them to get up early and meet him at the docks. They'll have to find their sea legs quickly because for their Elimination Challenge each chef must create two fresh fish dishes to hook their guest judges Stephanie Izard and Daniel Boulud. The catch? They'll be fishing for all of their protein themselves.

Family Vacation May 12, 2022

It's time to hit the beach. The Chefs head to the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston Texas, but they won't have any time to relax. Chef Shota Nakajima is here to present them with their next Quickfire Challenge: using the freshest gulf shellfish to create a seafood tower with one hot and one cold dish. Then, for the Elimination Challenge, Padma announces that along with alumni Sheldon Simeon and Adrienne Cheatham, the chefs will be feeding a family of special VIPs, who are expecting them to cater to some very specific tastes.

Dinner in Zero Gravity May 5, 2022

The chefs get an early start as they head to the Houston farmers market to meet Padma and Quickfire guest judge Claudette Zepeda. For this Quickfire Challenge, the chefs have to put their own fresh take on fajitas, a Houston classic. The best fajita dish will win $10,000 courtesy of Chipotle. Next, the competition reaches new heights in the Elimination Challenge as the chefs voyage to the Houston Space Center to meet up with Melissa King and a few experts in space cuisine. If they want to blast off to victory, they'll have to create a stellar new menu item that they would crave if they were on a multi-year mission to Mars that meets both NASA and guest judge Marcus Samuelson's culinary standards.

Freedmen's Town Apr 28, 2022

As the chefs return to the Top Chef Kitchen they are greeted by a rainbow of produce and all-star Nyesha Arrington, who asks them to create a monochromatic plant-based dish for their Quickfire Challenge. Then, for the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will be tasked with creating dishes that speak to their souls for a block party fundraiser. To gain inspiration they'll visit historic Freedmen's Town where they'll meet with Zion Escobar from the Houston Freedmen's Town Conservancy. The chef's will have to bare their souls in the historic Bethel Church to feed 120 diners as well as guest judges Dawn Burrell and Kwame Onwuachi, who know a thing or two about cooking from the heart.

Restaurant Wars Apr 21, 2022

In the most anticipated challenge of the season, the chefs are put to the ultimate test. Not only will they have to build restaurants from the ground up, but the Chefs' Table is back. If that wasn't enough pressure, "Top Chef's" signature challenge levels up yet again, requiring the chefs to satisfy their VIP counter and a dining room full of guests watching their every move in an open kitchen. Guest judges Tiffany Derry and Hunter Lewis join Padma, Tom and Gail on the battlefield.

Swallow the Competition Apr 14, 2022

The chefs expand their horizons in a master class on Nigerian flavors guided by local chef Ope Amosu, and all-star Kwame Onwuachi. They'll have to pay close attention because for this Quickfire challenge they must create a stew that perfectly pairs with traditional Nigerian swallows. Then, "Top Chef Colorado" winner (and part-time paleontologist) Joe Flamm challenges the chefs to dig deep and dominate the competition. They'll work in teams of three to create a progressive menu of jurassic proportions to serve the judges, as well as a special guest from the upcoming film "Jurassic World Dominion."

Texas Trailblaze-hers Apr 7, 2022

All-stars Nini Nguyen and Kelsey Barnard-Clark present the chefs with a Talenti twist for this Quickfire Challenge. Working in pairs, they must create salty-sweet desserts that will inspire a new flavor of Talenti gelato. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must draw inspiration from the lives of some of Texas's most influential women in order to impress a table of trailblazers, including Cecille Richards, Suzette Quintanill and Sheryl Swoopes as well as guest judges Christine Ha and Tiffany Derry.

Don't Mess With BBQ Mar 31, 2022

The chefs meet Brooke Williamson at Houston's J-Bar-M where she tasks them with putting their own spin on a brisket dish for some of the best BBQ pitmasters in Houston as well as their guest judge, pitmaster Greg Gatlin. With the entire day to smoke their briskets, there are some twists along the way.

Doppelgängers Mar 24, 2022

The chefs are joined by local chef Chris Williams in the Quickfire Challenge. He tasks the chefs to put their own twist on a biscuit dish in honor of his great grandmother, Lucille B. Smith. Then in the Elimination Challenge, the chefs find themselves pushed out of their comfort zones by chef Wylie Dufresne when they're tasked to work in teams of two to create two dishes that look exactly the same, but taste completely different. The pressure is on because this is a double elimination.

Noodles and Rice and Everything Nice Mar 17, 2022

For their first individual challenge of the season, the chefs are surprised in the kitchen by "Top Chef" Miami winner Hung Huynh and challenged to make an Asian-inspired dish. Nothing, however, on "Top Chef" is that simple. Along with Hung, the judges and renowned chef Kiran Verma, they'll be serving 100 guests at "Top Chef's" first Asian Night Market.

Friday Night Bites Mar 10, 2022

The chefs are challenged in the Quickfire to put their own spin on the Tex-Mex classic queso, judged by local legend Chef Irma Galvan. For the Elimination Challenge, the competition heads to the field of a high school football stadium. Working in two teams of seven coached by all-star alumni Sam Talbot and Dawn Burrell, they'll create seven carb-loaded dishes that will be served in a head-to-head battle. The team that scores a touchdown first wins. Tom, Padma and Gail will be joined by award winning Chef Chris Shepherd and Top Chef Charleston winner Brooke Williamson at the judges' table.

Primal Instincts Mar 3, 2022

Fifteen of the country's best chefs arrive in Houston, Texas, ready to fight for the title of "Top Chef." The opening Quickfire proves to be the toughest first challenge to date when the chefs must team up to create a cohesive dish that showcases each of their styles, but cannot speak to each other during the cook. The stakes only get higher for the Elimination Challenge as the chefs must perfectly cook primal cuts of beef for a table of distinguished Houston chefs including, Robert Del Grande of The Annie Café as well as Top Chef alums Dawn Burrell and Kristen Kish.

The Next Top Chef Is ... Jul 1, 2021

After 13 grueling weeks of competition, the chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; they'll serve it to an esteemed table.

Shellfishly Delicious Jun 24, 2021

The remaining chefs get an early wake-up call from Padma to go meet Brooke and dig for clams; the chefs honor the area where James Beard spent his summers, creating both a hot dish and a cold dish with one of his favorite ingredients, Dungeness crab.

The Cheesier the Better Jun 17, 2021

The final four chefs near the end of their journey in Portland, Padma; popular chef and special guest Massimo Bottura has the chefs pull inspiration from his famous parmigiano reggiano dish.

Blind Ambitions Jun 10, 2021

In teams of two, the chefs each take a turn entering the box where they blindly taste a dish created by guest judge Gabriel Rucker and then must try to re-create it.

Tournament of Tofu Jun 3, 2021

Ed Lee enters the kitchen and tells the chefs they will be competing tournament style; the chefs duke it out at the Portland Japanese Gardens, where they must create dishes featuring various textures of tofu.

Portland-ia May 27, 2021

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from the comedy series "Portlandia" task the chefs with creating a dish with hipster ingredients using only old vintage appliances and equipment; the chefs must develop and create a recipe fit for the home cook.

Restaurant Wars Supersized May 20, 2021

The eight remaining chefs split into teams and are tasked with creating a Chef's Table restaurant concept, where they must serve a seven-course, high-end tasting menu to the judges and All-Star panel.

Feeding the Frontlines May 13, 2021

Chef José Andrés calls in to recruit the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, tasking the chefs with delivering over 500 meals to frontline workers at three local hospitals in Portland.

Stumptown U.S.A. May 6, 2021

The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest for the week's Quickfire Challenge where they make a dish featuring mushrooms; the cheftestants will be paired up to create a surf and turf dish featuring local fish and game.

Meet You at the Drive-In Apr 29, 2021

The chefs are tasked to create a dish featuring roses or rose products inspired by the mother figure in their lives; the chefs will go head-to-head at the first-ever Top Chef Drive-In, where each team must create dishes based on popular movie genres.

Thrown for a Loop Apr 22, 2021

The chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell's soup for Padma and Dale Talde; the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they won't be shopping for their Elimination Challenge.

Pan African Portland Apr 15, 2021

The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert; Gregory and Kwame take the chefs on a tour of restaurants that feature food from the African diaspora.

Trouble Brewing Apr 8, 2021

The chefs enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs -- Amar Santana, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde, Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Baird and Richard Blais -- and find they have 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast.

First Impressions Apr 1, 2021

Fifteen of the country's best chefs compete in Portland, Ore.; for their first challenge, chefs combine their favorite ingredients into one cohesive dish; contestants must create a dish featuring one of Portland's iconic local birds.

Finito! Jun 18, 2020

The final three all stars face off in an epic Italian showdown to cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize.

Parma Jun 11, 2020

The chefs are treated to a culinary dream trip to Parma, the legendary home of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma ham; the chefs must feature the ingredients in two courses and serve their dishes to a table of 16 Michelin stars.

Lucca Jun 4, 2020

The final five travel to Italy, where the chefs must make an aperitivo for 30 locals from the town of Lucca that pairs perfectly with a Peroni beer; then, they hunt the elusive white truffle which they must use in a dish for a Tuscan food festival.

Michael's Santa Monica May 28, 2020

Tom makes his final decision from "Last Chance Kitchen" on who should return to the competition; the chefs take off in a Quickfire with Padma and Jonathan Waxman making a two-course business class dish for an airline.

Colossal Coliseum Kaiseki 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; chefs endure a blindfolded taste test to pick their ingredients.

Cabin Fever May 14, 2020

The chefs head to the mountains outside of Los Angeles to go to a summer camp where they are challenged to an outdoor grilling Quickfire for Padma and "Top Chef" Kentucky winner Kelsey Barnard Clark.

Restaurant Wars 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; two chefs are given 48 hours to pick their teams and crate the restaurants.

Pitch Perfect Apr 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.

Get Your Phil Apr 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.

Bring Your Loved One to Work Apr 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.

You're So Fresh! Apr 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.

Strokes of Genius Apr 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.

The Jonathan Gold Standard Mar 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! Mar 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.

Finale Mar 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 Mar 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! Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 14, 2019

The chefs take a turn at fried chicken; chef Art Smith 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 boxer Muhammad Ali, aka the Louisville Lip.

Hoop Dreams Feb 7, 2019

Top Chef alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that's part trivia, part culinary creativity; Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats host a concession-stand cook-off in Rupp Arena; Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis joins the judges.

Music City USA Jan 31, 2019

The chefs take a road trip to Nashville and cook on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for country music artist Hunter Hayes. Then, they have to dig deep to create a dish inspired by a vibrant music memory. Next, the chefs work on a plate for a full table of Nashville food.

Whatever Floats Your Boat Jan 24, 2019

With more shoreline than Florida, Kentucky is a hotbed for houseboats. For this elimination challenge, the chefs are split into two teams and tasked with throwing raging party in Lake Cumberland. Mega-chef Emeril Lagasse joins Padma, Tom and Nilou along with Captains Sandy and Lee from Below Deck for some houseboat hysteria.

Carne! Jan 17, 2019

Lena Waithe surprises the chefs, by challenging them to make their best version of the trademark Kentucky dish, the Hot Brown. Then 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 Jan 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. Chef Ken Oringer joins Padma, Tom and Graham at a Roaring 20's party with Flappers and Dapper Dans.

Restaurant Wars Part 2 Jan 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 Dec 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 Dec 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 Christmas 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 Dec 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 2 Minutes in Cooking Dec 6, 2018

"Top Chef" heads to the state of Kentucky for season 16. This season, 15 new talented chefs from cities big and small across the U.S. will compete for the sought-after title amid the unique culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland, before heading abroad for an epic finale showdown in Macau, China.

Finale Mar 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 Mar 1, 2018

Before the chefs can prepare the catch of the day, they must first actually catch it; the only thing standing between the chefs and the Grand Finale are 200 plates for the chefs and food connoisseurs attending the Food & Wine Classic.

Sunday Supper Feb 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 Feb 15, 2018

The chefs are reunited with the winner of "Last Chance Kitchen" and face Padma, Tom and chef Wylie Dufresne; the Quickfire challenge requires the chefs to prepare a dish incorporating the old saloon-slinging medicinal beverage, sarsaparilla.

Red Rum and Then Some Feb 8, 2018

The chefs put their scariest nightmares on a plate in dessert form during a Quickfire set at the iconic Stanley Hotel, the site that inspired Stephen King's "The Shining"; the chefs offer a dish to John Hickenlooper, the governor of Colorado.

Bronco Brouhaha Feb 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, the judges, Mayor Michael Hancock and BBQ Pitmaster Adam Perry Lang. Who will throw a game winning touchdown and which chef will make a fourth-quarter fumble?

Restaurant Wars Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 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 uniqueTop ChefBeer 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 Jan 4, 2018

Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game; the chefs are sent camping where they must make a 5-star meal outdoors and are met with an unexpected storm; chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the Colorado mountains.

Little Tools, Big Challenge Dec 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' Dec 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 Dec 14, 2017

The chefs battle each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay; chef Alex Seidel invites the group to his farm to learn about his take on farm-to-table cuisine; the chefs are tasked with creating a meal incorporating a mystery ingredient from the farm.

It'll Take More Than Pot Luck Dec 7, 2017

A diverse group of chefs must make a potluck dish to introduce themselves to the judges; the chefs also prepare their take on a meat-and-potatoes dish for a block party with 200 diners and Denver's biggest culinary names.

Comida Final Mar 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 Feb 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 Feb 16, 2017

In Guadalajara, Mexico, the three remaining chefs face off against the winner of "Last Chance Kitchen;'' the chefs must create a dish using goat, then they are tasked to pair their own cocktail with a dish that incorporates the notes of a margarita.

Adiós Charleston, Hello James Beard Feb 9, 2017

The final four chefs cook impromptu dishes while simultaneously instructing mystery partners on how to create the same dish; when the judges compare dishes, the chefs are shocked to discover their secret partners are their visiting family members.

Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies Feb 2, 2017

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 Jan 26, 2017

A blindfolded taste experiment tests the chefs. Later, the chefs draw inspiration from their own childhood memories to create meals for a charity gala for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital. Appearing: Michael Voltaggio and Graham Elliot.

Restaurant Wars Jan 19, 2017

The eight remaining chefs divide into two teams to design a restaurant, create a menu and impress the judges and diners; chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara task the teams to take over the same restaurant space on separate nights.

Booty Jan 12, 2017

The chefs take up a challenge to cook dishes using ingredients corresponding to their zodiac signs; for a pirate-themed party, the chefs must race through the streets to collect their ingredients on a treasure hunt.

A Southern Legend Jan 5, 2017

The chefs must make healthy, vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods and are only allowed to grab one item from the pantry at a time; the chefs must create dishes that pay homage to the matriarch of Southern cuisine.

Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Dec 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 Dec 22, 2016

The chefs must create dishes using an odd mix of ingredients and tools found inside gift boxes. Later, they prepare a traditional Italian-American seafood-filled dinner, but they're forced to use a notoriously undesirable fish species. Appearing: editor Nilou Motamed and foodie Mike Lata.

Choke Holds and Clammy Hands Dec 15, 2016

The chefs divide into teams to compete in a "mise en place" race. The foodies must also create a seven-course progressive meal featuring the humble radish in front of "Top Chef" superfans. The guest judges are Chris Cosentino and Richard Blais.

Southern Hospitality Dec 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 Dec 1, 2016

Eight new chefs face off against eight returning chefs in Charleston, S.C.; the new chefs enter the kitchen first to cook as many dishes as possible in one hour using a whole chicken; the veterans square off to re-imagine shrimp and grits.

Finale Mar 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 Mar 10, 2016

The chefs land in Las Vegas and participate in a high-stakes challenge of cards and cuisine. Later, they must conjure culinary magic for illusionist David Copperfield.

Back Where It All Started Mar 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 Feb 25, 2016

A showdown includes woks when the chefs visit San Francisco's Chinatown. Later, they must create a fast-casual restaurant concept. Foodies Martin Yan and Adam Fleischman make appearances.

Hammer Time Feb 18, 2016

The chefs land in the Bay Area and prepare fresh dishes for rapper MC Hammer. Later, they cook from important and influential international food eras. Foodie Jonathan Waxman makes an appearance.

Restaurant Wars, Part 2 Feb 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 Feb 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? Jan 28, 2016

The chefs strive to create the most visually appealing ``food porn'' using only snack food; the chefs cook for a black-tie event called Beefsteak during which the diners eat with their hands; diners include Colin Hanks, Max Silvestri and Matt Selman.

Back in the Day Jan 21, 2016

The Chefs arrive back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Chef. First they compete in a Quickfire limiting them to 10 ingredients they all must share. 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. 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 Jan 14, 2016

The chefs continue their California road trip and head south to San Diego where they cook-up the best high-end fish taco for renowned Mexican Chef Javier Plascencia. Things get extra spicy when another Sudden Death Quickfire threatens to send one of the chefs packing. Then Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Richard Blais and Emeril Lagasse offer a toast with a twist to the remaining 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 Jan 7, 2016

In Palm Springs, model Chrissy Teigen entices the contestants to make their best "date" dishes; the chefs cater a wedding for 25 gay couples in an elimination challenge.

It's a Dry Heat Dec 17, 2015

Palm Springs, Cal., is the destination for culinary competition. Here, the chefs use solar-powered stoves in the desert, then prepare dishes on a famed golf course. Appearing: John Besh and Mary Sue Milliken.

Spines and Vines Dec 10, 2015

In Santa Barbara, Calif., the chefs pick up fresh sea urchin to use in their first sudden-death, quick-fire challenge; in the elimination challenge, the chefs serve up surf and turf to a table of celebrated chefs and judges.

Pop Up Pandemonium Dec 3, 2015

The chefs open pop-up restaurants that reflect their respective neighborhoods; guest judge Ludo Lefebvre joins the others for Mexican, Persian, Korean, and vegan cuisine and picks the dish that best reflects Los Angeles' mosaic of cultures.

Stop the Presses Dec 2, 2015

Seventeen chefs converge in Los Angeles for a shot at culinary stardom; first, the chefs face off in a quick-fire challenge, then they make dishes for a group of food critics and reporters to survive the first elimination round.

Mano a Mano Feb 11, 2015

The final chefs take an early-morning hot-air balloon ride in the Season 12 finale. They then face off by creating a four-course menu, after which the winner is revealed.

Holy Escamoly! Feb 4, 2015

The chefs take a surprise trip to an organic farm, after which they create dishes featuring sweet and savory chocolate. Later, they must serve up a six-course progressive menu accented by different Mexican ingredients. Appearing: Richard Blais and Eduardo Palazuelos.

Getting Prickly in Mexico Jan 28, 2015

The three finalists journey to Mexico, and one eliminated contestant rejoins the competition. Then, the chefs must prepare a dish that showcases a unique type of prickly pear. Also: Local artwork inspires dishes. Appearing: chef Enrique Olvera.

The Final Battle of Bean Town Jan 21, 2015

Innovative bean dishes are created. Later, the culinary contestants serve up inventive fare that exemplifies the future of cooking, with the winner earning a guaranteed slot in the finals in Mexico. Appearing: Wylie Dufresne.

Sous Your Daddy! Jan 14, 2015

The chefs' family members pay surprise visits. In a twist, the family members must serve as sous chefs in a challenge that features the creation of one appetizer and one entrée.

For Julia & Jacques Jan 7, 2015

The chefs make ramen dishes using ingredients found in college dorm rooms. Later, food luminary Jacques Pepin tasks the contestants to prepare French dishes inspired by the techniques of Julia Child. Appearing: Andy Cohen; Dana Cowin; Alex Prud'homme; Barbara Lynch; Mary Dumont; and Joanne Chang.

Big Sausage Dec 17, 2014

The chefs prepare sausage. Later, they create dishes inspired by the literary work of notable New England authors, including Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickinson. Appearing: NFL player Rob Gronkowski; chef Tony Maws; and editor Francis Lam.

Clean Up in Aisle 21! Dec 10, 2014

The chefs must cook chowder. Later, an ultimate tasting party with fans of the series tests the contestants. Also: The face of the competition potentially changes when eliminated chefs return. Chef Jasper White makes an appearance.

Restaurant Wars Dec 3, 2014

The fan-favorite "Restaurant Wars" challenge unfolds. Here, the culinarians must open their own pop-up eateries. In the all-encompassing test, they must create menus and restaurant decor and train the staff. Appearing: Barbara Lynch; Kristen Kish; and Stephanie Cmar.

The First Thanksgiving Nov 19, 2014

The chefs create dishes using the cranberry in a task that takes them to a countryside cranberry bog. Later, they must prepare a traditional Thanksgiving feast using tools, methods and ingredients found in the 1600s. Appearing: Tiffani Faison and Ken Oringer.

It's War! Nov 12, 2014

The chefs create dishes on a lean budget in a challenge that features a Revolutionary War theme. Guest judge: Jamie Bissonnette.

12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar... Nov 5, 2014

The chefs create a bar snack for actor George Wendt at the bar from TV's "Cheers." Later, they must produce a three-course Italian menu, but a twist comes via gluten-free demands. Appearing: Emmy Rossum and culinarian Michael Schlow.

The Curse of the Bambino Oct 29, 2014

The chefs must use tea to accent dishes. Then, Boston's Fenway Park is the setting when the contestants transform ballpark fare into a fine dining dish. Appearing: Ming Tsai; former MLB player Dennis Eckersley; and sport reporter Dan Shaughnessy.

Boston's Bravest and Finest Oct 22, 2014

The chefs serve up surf-and-turf dishes. Later, they use surprise ingredients to create meals for Boston's police and fire personnel. Appearing: foodies Todd English and Dante de Magistris.

Sudden Death Oct 15, 2014

Season 12 opens with 16 chefs beginning their battles in Boston. Here, the chefs must cook revamped versions of the first dish they created. Richard Blais serves as a judge. Appearing: Ming Tsai; Lydia Shire; Todd English; and Tiffani Faison.

Finale Feb 5, 2014

In the Season 11 finale, the remaining two chefs open pop-up restaurants, after which the winner is crowned.

Maui Wowie Jan 29, 2014

The remaining chefs land in Hawaii, where they prepare food fare featuring Spam. Also: a double elimination.

Leaving New Orleans Jan 22, 2014

The chefs battle for a new car in tests presented by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Later, the foodies demonstrate how New Orleans has inspired their dishes. Appearing: Douglas Keane, Grant Achatz and Andrew Carmellini.

Po' Boy Smackdown Jan 15, 2014

The chefs create po' boys, then are tasked to prepare their personal culinary visions on a plate. Appearing: Jon Favreau and Roy Choi.

Oui Si a Challenge Jan 8, 2014

Culinary figure Jacques Pepin arrives to test the chefs' techniques based on one of his favorite dishes. Later, the chefs create meals that represent both France and Spain.

Mississippi Mud Bugs Jan 1, 2014

The chefs serve up étouffée, then honor local cuisine by preparing two types of seafood. Chef John Besh is the guest judge.

Giving It the College Try Dec 18, 2013

Musician Questlove samples various poultry drumsticks. Later, the chefs serve up food fare to incoming students at Louisiana State University.

Like Mama Made Dec 11, 2013

The foodies create dishes that remind them of home. Appearing: actor Anthony Mackie and chef Leah Chase.

Restaurant Wars Dec 4, 2013

The "Restaurant Wars" challenge tasks the chefs to create pop-up eateries. The judges' panel includes David Chang.

Piggin' Out Nov 20, 2013

The chefs must whip up hot sauce for musician Dr. John. The focus is then pork when they cook up a 300-pound hog.

Jazz Hands Nov 13, 2013

The chefs participate in a culinary version of musical chairs. Later, they prepare dishes for musicians at a potluck event hosted by New Orleans jazz performer Kermit Ruffins.

Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside Nov 6, 2013

The foodies create dishes from the creole tomato. They must then impress cooks at chef John Besh's restaurants in a farm-to-table challenge.

Lea Michele's Halloween Bash Oct 30, 2013

There are culinary tricks and treats when the chefs must cater a Halloween party for actress Lea Michele.

Captain Vietnam Oct 23, 2013

The chefs learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture and customs, then serve up a multicourse Vietnamese meal. Guest judge: Eddie Huang.

Commander's Palace Oct 16, 2013

The chefs reinvent items on a worst food-trends list. Later, they must replicate dishes from a notable New Orleans restaurant. Guest judges: Paul Prudhomme and Tory McPhail.

Rebuilding New Orleans Oct 9, 2013

The chefs prepare gumbo and try to please the palate of New Orleans chef Leah Chase. Later, they create and operate food trucks to serve Habitat for Humanity volunteers working in New Orleans.

Soiree in the Swamp Oct 2, 2013

Season 11 opens with chefs battling for culinary honors in New Orleans. Here, the foodies must cook with either alligator, frog or turtle.

Finale Part 2 Feb 27, 2013

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.

Finale Part 1 Feb 20, 2013

Part 1 of the two-part Season 10 finale features the remaining chefs showcasing their culinary skills at an eatery in Los Angeles owned by Tom Colicchio, who serves as kitchen facilitator. Guest judges: John Besh and Martin Yan.

Glacial Gourmand Feb 13, 2013

Adventure awaits the chefs in a glacial-theme test. Later, a meal prepared by Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Roy Choi sets the stage for an elimination challenge.

Kings of Alaska Feb 6, 2013

The foodies dock in Juneau, Alaska, and must prove their culinary worth with a local delicacy, king crab. Then, they're tasked with giving their own spin to salmon-and-sourdough dishes. Sean Brock is the guest judge.

Chefs at Sea Jan 30, 2013

The chefs set sail for Alaska on a cruise ship, where they must transform iceberg lettuce into a tasty bite-size appetizer. Later, they reinvent the classic surf-and-turf dish. Curtis Stone is the guest judge.

Wolfgang Clucks Jan 23, 2013

Sushi dishes test the chefs. Later, they prepare a fried-chicken dinner for a table of culinary judges that includes David Chang, Michelle Bernstein, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.

Restaurant Wars Jan 16, 2013

The men square off against the women in the all-encompassing "Restaurant Wars" challenge. Here, eateries are built from the ground up and the chefs try to please the palate of restaurateur Danny Meyer.

Battle Before the War Jan 9, 2013

The foodies set out to impress celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Then, the sweeping and traditional "Restaurant Wars" challenge kicks off, as the group offers new culinary concepts at a Seattle food event.

Past Suppers Jan 2, 2013

The contestants' knife skills are put to the test. Later, memorable moments in "Top Chef" history are recalled and celebrated. Judges include Wolfgang Puck, Wylie Dufresne, Jonathan Waxman and Chris Cosentino.

Jalapeno Business Dec 26, 2012

The foodies harvest oysters and then prepare them for judge Emeril Lagasse. Later, they serve up fare for a Seattle sports team—and host Padma Lakshmi makes an appearance on roller skates.

Foiled Again Dec 19, 2012

An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil tests the chefs. Also: head-to-head battles. Former contestant Stephanie Izard is the guest judge.

Even the Famous Come Home Dec 12, 2012

The chefs' ability to share is put to the test when their genealogy inspires dishes. Later, they must cater a homecoming party for celebrity couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Rick Moonen is the guest judge.

Pike Place Pickle Dec 5, 2012

The chefs' culinary skills are tested at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Included: They must please palates with rare ingredients.

50's Food Flashback Nov 28, 2012

The chefs must work with two slabs of beef. Later, they reinvent a 1950s menu and serve up classic fare.

Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse Nov 21, 2012

The foodies serve up assorted dumplings featuring various global tastes. Then, it's a battle between Emeril Lagasse and Tom Colicchio when the two celebrity chefs lead teams in a grand-scale Thanksgiving-theme challenge. Guest judge: Dana Cowin.

A Shock at the Space Needle Nov 14, 2012

The Seattle-based contest heats up with a game-changing surprise twist. Guest judge: Tom Douglas.

The Ultimate Chef Test Nov 7, 2012

Season 10 opens with 21 chefs battling for culinary honors in Seattle.

Finale Feb 29, 2012

Season 9 comes to a close with the final chefs commandeering a Vancouver restaurant, where they must cook up a four-course meal for the judges and some surprise guests.

Fire and Ice Feb 22, 2012

A tag-team battle includes culinary support from Asian masters. Later, a fire-and-ice theme inspires the chefs when they concoct a dish and a cocktail.

Culinary Games Feb 15, 2012

The remaining four chefs arrive in British Columbia and wage culinary battle in Olympic-theme games. Cooking on a speeding gondola and grabbing ingredients in a biathlon are included.

Mentors Feb 8, 2012

The blindfolded chefs must use senses other than sight to gather ingredients for a dish. In a twist, an eliminated cook then reenters the competition and does culinary battle with the remaining four chefs. Here, their cuisine must impress their mentors.

Bike, Borrow & Steal Feb 1, 2012

The chefs are charged with creating imaginative pancakes for Pee-wee Herman. Later, they hit the streets of San Antonio with a bike to gather ingredients for Pee-wee's big dinner party.

Block Party Jan 25, 2012

The chefs race against time to finish prep work for a meal. Later, they serve up cuisine at a food-drive block party. Guest judge: Cat Cora.

Fit for an Evil Queen Jan 18, 2012

The chefs try not to go off the rails when they use various ingredients delivered to them by a train. Later, they create a gothic dish fit for a queen, yet the plate must embody the very essence of evil. Guest judge: Charlize Theron.

Restaurant Wars Jan 11, 2012

The still-standing chefs sharpen their knives for the time-honored fan-favorite "Restaurant Wars" test. The all-encompassing culinary challenge tasks them to create an eatery, from its signage and logos to its menus and meals.

BBQ Pit Wars Jan 4, 2012

The chefs are charged with creating innovative fare that will impress precise palates. Later, the heat is on when they square off in an old-fashioned Texas-barbecue showdown. Technology maven and culinary author Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge.

Tribute Dinner Dec 21, 2011

The chefs must adapt quickly when their cooking mashes up with social networking and they begin receiving dish notes via Twitter. Later, they will each be able to pay homage to an influential teacher when they are asked to create dishes in the teachers' honor.

Game On Dec 14, 2011

The chefs cook up a dish that can nicely accompany tequila. Then, in a hunting-based test, they team up with famous culinarians and work with game. Guest judge: Tim Love.

Higher Steaks Dec 7, 2011

The chefs get saucy when creating a dish using a distinct sauce. Later, they sizzle and try not to fizzle when preparing steak and a four-course beef menu at an annual cattle-theme ball. Guest judge: chef Dean Fearing.

Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party Nov 30, 2011

The culinarians cook a meal using ingredients found inside a basic survival kit. Then, they visit an affluent Dallas neighborhood to serve up a sophisticated spread at a high-society dinner party. Guest judge: restaurateur and chef John Besh.

Red Hot Chili Cook Off Nov 23, 2011

The heat is on when the chef-testants use hot peppers to create a spicy dish. Later, they visit a rodeo and participate in a chili cook-off. Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are the guest judges.

Quinceanera Nov 16, 2011

In a Quickfire with bite, the chef-testants must whip up a savory meal using rattlesnakes in the recipe. Later, they create a feast for a coming-of-age celebration. Johnny Hernandez is the guest judge.

The Heat is On Nov 9, 2011

Night two of heats for the coveted contestant spots starts with 10 competitors, 10 ingredients, and only five chef coats left. Once again, those who excel in the challenge get a coat immediately, and those who bomb are sent home. The remaining hopefuls on the "bubble" participate in a cook-off for the last coats against last week's four still waiting for their second chance. Also, tonight the first chefs are awarded an opportunity to get back into the race when they are sent to the sister series Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.

Everything's Bigger in Texas Nov 2, 2011

29 chefs gather at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, to compete for 16 slots in the 9th season of Top Chef. Tonight they are divided into three groups and must master their challenge to move forward. Some will know their fate immediately and receive a chef coat or be sent home. Others will be on the "bubble" and must compete and be judged again before they know their fates. Yes, it's bigger in Texas, but it's also hotter and harder, too. Group 1 Qualifying Challenge: Prepare a Dish Using One Cut of a Pig Group 2 Qualifying Challenge: Prepare a Dish Using the Same Ingredient

Reunion Special Apr 6, 2011

Host Andy Cohen serves up a reunion edition featuring the regrouped all-star food fighters, who dish on the raw antics and well-done dramas of Season 8. Appearing: series host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

Finale Mar 30, 2011

The remaining two chefs have no time to digest what just happened as their final challenge is immediately announced. The 2 finalists choose their sous-chefs... blindfolded!

Last Supper Mar 23, 2011

The still-standing chefs fashion a challenge for their fellow contestants in Season 8's final Quickfire. Then, they dish up a "last supper" for celebrity chefs Masaharu Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein.

Island Fever Mar 16, 2011

In the Bahamas, the meal maestros cater a high-end lunch party for a yacht club's 80th anniversary and serve up Bahamian delicacies---including conch, which they themselves must catch in the ocean. Lorena Garcia is the guest judge.

Fit for a King Mar 9, 2011

The chefs set sail for the Bahamas, and each participates in a culinary duel against the person who was crowned the winner during their first stint on the show. Later, they create meals for Bahamian royalty, but it's a royal pain with limited cooking equipment.

Give Me Your Huddled Masses Mar 2, 2011

The chefs create food fare on the open water. Later, they journey to Ellis Island to whip up dishes based on their family tree.

For the Gulf Feb 23, 2011

The remaining meal mavens employ a deep fryer in an attempt to please culinary star Paula Deen's precise palate. Later, the chefs serve up seafood at an event that benefits fishermen of the Gulf region. Deen and chef John Besh are guest judges.

Lock Down Feb 16, 2011

The culinarians concoct cookies in a bid to impress "Sesame Street" denizens Cookie Monster, Telly and Elmo. Later, the chefs commandeer a store and whip up dishes from items found in the aisles.

Feeding Fallon Feb 9, 2011

The chefs prepare fondue. Later, they cater late-night talker Jimmy Fallon's birthday party. Fallon serves as guest judge.

An Offer They Can't Refuse Feb 2, 2011

The contestants' presentation and plating techniques are evaluated. Later, they must create a traditional three-course Italian meal. Designer Isaac Mizrahi and actress Lorraine Bracco are the guest judges.

Restaurant Wars: One Night Only Jan 19, 2011

The chefs get hooked into a fish-fillet contest at an elite seafood restaurant. In a unique Restaurant Wars test that follows, they must establish "one night only" eateries under the stars in New York City.

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Jan 12, 2011

The remaining culinary all-stars hook and cook a fish dish for a summer's end beach party.

Dim Sum Lose Sum Jan 5, 2011

In a series first, head judge Tom Colicchio enters the competition, challenging the chefs to beat his time in creating a dish. Then, the meal masters head to Chinatown to serve up dim sum for locals.

Advantage Chef Dec 22, 2010

The chefs prepare a holiday stuffing dish without the benefit of any kitchen tools or knives. Later, they hold court by catering a bash for the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

New York's Finest Dec 15, 2010

The chefs square off in a relay race that tests their culinary skills, speed and accuracy with a knife. Later, they serve up food fare in four top-notch New York restaurants.

Night at the Museum Dec 8, 2010

Pop singer Joe Jonas enlists the gourmets to prepare a snack for children taking in a sleepover at New York's American Museum of Natural History. Later, prehistoric sustenance inspires breakfast items for the children, with Season 1 host Katie Lee Joel returning to guest judge.

History Never Repeats Dec 1, 2010

Bravo's Top Chef congregates a dream team of 18 past cheftestants who nearly won the title to return to see if they have what it takes. The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Top Chef returns to New York City for Season 8 with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain.

Season Finale - Part II Sep 15, 2010

The remaining three chefs attempt to cook the best meal of each of their lives hoping to be named Top Chef.

Season Finale - Part I Sep 8, 2010

The competition moves to Singapore as the chefs are winnowed down to the final three.

Gastro-nauts Sep 1, 2010

The chefs are tasked with adding flavor to the food American astronauts eat. The final taste test will take place off-planet.

Making Consessions Aug 25, 2010

The contestants take on America's favorite pastime when they take over the concession stands at the Washington Nationals' home, Nationals Park.

Covert Cuisine Aug 18, 2010

The chefs are asked to take common recipes and create their own completely original redesigned dish.

Restaurant Wars Aug 11, 2010

The most anticipated and, arguably, the hardest challenge of the competition returns as the remaining chefs divide into two teams to conceive and debut their restaurants.

Foreign Affairs Aug 4, 2010

The chefs test their version of Ethiopian cuisine with Top Chef Masters' Marcus Samuelsson, and then must create a dish inspired by one of the foreign embassies there in the district.

Power Lunch Jul 28, 2010

The contestants prepare lunch for the movers and shakers at one of the city's most famous restaurants.

Cold War Jul 21, 2010

The chefs are divided into teams to concoct entrées in a form best served cold.

Farm Policy Jul 14, 2010

Fresh is best tonight as the chefs gather crabs for the Quickfire, and then travel to a Virginia farm where its bounty will supply the ingredients for dinner.

Room Service Jul 7, 2010

Padma's baby is hungry, so tonight's Quickfire requires the contestants to create food to tempt Krishna's budding palate. Next, they are paired together for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the in-room dining kitchen.

Capitol Grill Jun 30, 2010

The dreaded desserts take up the Quickfire where the chefs must make a pie from scratch, and then it's off to Capitol Hill where they are tasked with creating a perfect grilled picnic for the interns there

Outside the Lunch Box Jun 23, 2010

The chefs are asked to do their part to help end childhood obesity and support First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" national initiative by serving a healthy lunch at a local middle school. Guest Judge: White House chef Sam Kass

What's Your Constituency? Jun 16, 2010

The season will include 17 contestants, as in prior seasons. Eric Ripert will replace Toby Young on Top Chef's judging panel. The new chefs introduce themselves by cooking a dish that best represents their home districts while layering in their own signatures.

Watch What Happens Reunion Dec 16, 2009

Chefs and judges reminisce about the season and answer viewer questions.

Finale (2) Dec 9, 2009

The final three chefs attempt to earn the title of 'Top Chef.'

Finale (1) Dec 2, 2009

The final four chefs compete in Napa Valley to determine who will be the final three.

Culinary Olympics Nov 18, 2009

A challenge based on the Bocuse d'Or. Guest judges include Jerome Bocuse and Thomas Keller.

Strip Around the World Nov 11, 2009

The chefs must make the perfect breakfast in bed dish. Nigella Lawson serves as guest judge.

All Stars Dinner Nov 4, 2009

Past chefs recount their favorite moments from the series.

Meat Natalie Oct 28, 2009

The chefs head to Las Vegas to visit "Craft Steak" and cook for actress Natalie Portman and friends.

Restaurant Wars Oct 21, 2009

Chef Rick Moonen's restaurant is taken over by the contestants and then he serves as their guest judge.

Pigs and Pinot Oct 14, 2009

The chefs head to guest judge Charlie Palmer's Aureole restaurant to host a ``Pig and Pinot'' event.

Dinner Party Oct 7, 2009

A slot machine determines the guidelines for the quick-fire challenge; the contestants prepare a special dinner for members of the Macy's Culinary Council.

Penn & Teller Sep 23, 2009

The contestants deconstruct a classic dish for magicians Penn & Teller. Chef Michelle Bernstein serves as a guest judge.

Camping Sep 16, 2009

The contestants cook with cactus, sleep under the stars, and prepare a menu for Las Vegas cowboys; chef Tim Love serves as a guest judge.

Vivre Las Vegas Sep 9, 2009

The contestants pair up to create the perfect French dish for acclaimed chefs Joël Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho.

Thunderbirds Sep 2, 2009

The chefs will be creating meals for the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the most renowned aircraft demonstration squadron.

Bach/elorette Party Aug 26, 2009

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.

Sin City Vice Aug 19, 2009

17 fresh chefs infiltrate sin city to take on culinary challenges in the season six premier.

Watch What Happens Reunion Mar 4, 2009

Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chefs and judges.

Season Finale, Part 2 Feb 25, 2009

Set in New Orleans, season 5 ends as the winning chef is revealed.

Season Finale, Part 1 Feb 18, 2009

The season finale finds the chefs traveling from New York to New Orleans. While in the "Big Easy" they will be challenged to kick it up a notch when celebrity judge/chef Emeril Lagasse stops by to appraise their culinary skills.

The Last Supper Feb 11, 2009

Wylie Dufresne judges a quickfire challenge of egg dishes. For the elimination challenge, the five remaining chefs each cook a "last supper" dish requested by a culinary superstar.

Le Bernardin Feb 4, 2009

After a three-round fish filleting tournament, the contestants cook at Le Bernadin where their final product will be judged by chef Eric Ripert.

Super Bowl Chef Showdown Jan 28, 2009

A Super Bowl cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.

Restaurant Wars Jan 21, 2009

Two teams have 24 hours to design and open competing restaurants.

Down on the Farm Jan 14, 2009

Contestants shop for fresh ingredients at a farm and then create a dinner for the farm workers.

Focus Group Jan 7, 2009

The chefs must create a sweet dish without using sugar (guest judge: chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli). In the elimination challenge, chefs prepare a family-style meal for blind judging.

12 Days of Christmas Dec 17, 2008

Domestic guru Martha Stewart oversees the quick fire challenge in this holiday-themed edition. Then, actress Natasha Richardson is the guest judge when the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party in which the proceeds go to the AIDS research.

Gail's Bridal Shower Dec 10, 2008

For the quickfire, chefs must identify ingredients in a dish. For the elimination challenge, the contestants cater a bridal shower for judge Gail Simmons.

Today Show Dec 3, 2008

After creating a breakfast amuse-bouche for the quickfire, the contestants compete in a live food demonstration challenge in order to earn a booking on "Today."

Foo Fighters Thanksgiving Nov 26, 2008

For the quickfire, the chefs recreate dishes from the Top Chef cookbook. In the elimination challenge, they cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Foo Fighters at the band's tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y.

Show Your Craft Nov 19, 2008

After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.

Melting Pot Nov 12, 2008

One chef is eliminated in a three-round quickfire involving apples. The remaining chefs create dishes representing the ethnic cuisines of several New York neighborhoods.

Watch What Happens Reunion Jun 18, 2008

Season four cast and judges gather to reminisce and learn the winner of the fan favorite contest.

Top Chef Miami Finale Live! Jun 11, 2008

The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef. Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin Restaurant Special Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim Zagat Final Challenge: Create a traditional four course tasting menu

Puerto Rico Jun 4, 2008

There are four chefs and only three spots for the final round, and the contestants know it as they travel to Puerto Rico for the next two challenges. Guest Judge - Wilo Benet QuickFire Challenge: Make Two Frituras featuring Plantains Elimination Challenge: Use a Whole Pig to create Dishes for a Governor's Mansion Event

High Steaks May 28, 2008

The remaining chefs' butcher skills are tested, and then they must use the cut of meat they made. Guest judge Rick Tramonto, a Chicago chef and restaurant entrepreneur.

Restaurant Wars May 21, 2008

It's all about service tonight as the chefs work the line during a breakfast rush at a diner, and then create their own restaurants from scratch. Washington, D.C. Chef and restaurant owner José Andrés guest judges. QuickFire Challenge: Work a Short Order Egg Station Elimination Challenge: Restaurant Wars Guest Head Judge: Anthony Bourdain

Serve and Protect May 14, 2008

Salad, one of the least respected dishes by chefs, takes center stage tonight as the contestants are challenged to reformulate it, then they continue with the healthy kick by trimming calories and all things bad from a classic entrée.

Wedding Wars May 7, 2008

The remaining chefs' knife skills are challenged again, followed by a wedding reception challenge which might bring the blades out for an entirely different purpose.

Common Threads Apr 30, 2008

The microwaves are back, and this time the contestants are to make a healthy meal using a single main ingredient. Chef Art Smith, owner of Table 52 in Chicago performs guest judge duties.

Improv Apr 23, 2008

The chefs begin with a sugary challenge, and then move to the historic Second City Theatre where their improvisational skills will be tested by masters of the art – one of the resident troupes. Johnny Iuzzini from Jean Georges restaurant guest judges.

Tailgating Apr 16, 2008

Simple pleasures is the theme for tonight's round as the chefs must create a dish that complements beer, and then throw a tailgate extravaganza for fans of the local team. Guest Judge: Paul Kahan – Elimination Challenge Guest Judge: Koren Grieveson – QuickFire Challenge QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish that Pairs Perfectly with Beer Elimination Challenge: Cater a Tailgating Party for Chicago Bears Fans

The Elements Apr 9, 2008

The dreaded taste test is back, and even before the chefs recover from it they must cater a charity event. Ming Tsai Guest Judges this week.

Film Food Apr 2, 2008

The remaining chefs demonstrate their aptitude with knives, and then help Richard Roeper throw a film-themed dinner. Daniel Boulud guest judges.

Block Party Mar 26, 2008

The contestants mix it up with Rick Bayless while creating a fiesta for a community.

Zoo Food Mar 19, 2008

A farmers' market takes prominence in this week's QuickFire, and an exotic location is the setting for the Elimination round as the remaining chefs cook for guest judge Wylie Dufresne.

Chicago: Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better Mar 12, 2008

The 16 new contestants face their first QuickFire and Elimination rounds using themes from Chicago's regional cuisine.

Finale: Part 2 Oct 2, 2007

And then there were two. Find out who can take the heat and who must relinquish the coveted title of Bravo's Top Chef in the final episode of Top Chef 3 Miami.

Finale: Part 1 Sep 26, 2007

The four remaining chefs head to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the final two will be.

Manhattan Project Sep 19, 2007

The remaining chefs must prove they have aisle style and get creative at the supermarket in the 10th episode of "Top Chef 3 Miami."

Snacks on a Plane Sep 12, 2007

This episode could also be called "Restaurant Wars: Part 2." After unsatisfactory results in the previous episode, the two teams are given a second chance to impress a dining room full of guests at their respective restaurants.

Chef Overboard Sep 5, 2007

In the Quickfire Challenge, the 8 remaining contestants face-off to make the best burger for special guest Daniel Boulud. Then, the chefs pair off into 2 teams of 4 for the Elimination Challenge, "Restaurant Wars," where they have to design the physical space and the 4-course menus for their respective establishments.

Second Helping Aug 22, 2007

A sweet tooth is mandatory in the latest "Top Chef 3 Miami" quickfire challenge, which involves toppings and ice cream.

Restaurant Wars Aug 15, 2007

The chefs are told that they must create the perfect burger. Then, they must create a new restaurant concept, including a great menu. Chef Daniel Boulud is the guest judge.

Guilty Pleasures Aug 8, 2007

The drama is served hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: New York: Watch What Happens Reunion." Bravo executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season one - three's chef'testants and judges - host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Toby Young. Cohen will answer viewers' burning questions and dish on season one - three's good, bad and overcooked.

Freezer Burn Aug 1, 2007

The sixth installment of Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami" touches on the senses as the chefs compete for immunity and must identify ingredients by sight or taste.

Latin Lunch Jul 18, 2007

11 chefs remain, and this week, the Quickfire Challenge puts their dessert-making skills to the test; in the Elimination Challenge, Telemundo's top stars help determine who will advance to the next round. DUO restaurant co-owner Maria Frumkin is the guest judge.

Cooking by Numbers Jul 11, 2007

The 12 remaining contestants cook alongside mixologist Jamie Walker, and then showcase their abilities for members of a Miami gastronomic society, as well as guest judge Barton G. Weiss of the restaurant Barton G.

Family Favorites Jun 27, 2007

13 potential Top Chefs remain. For this episode's Quickfire Challenge, each contestant has 30 seconds to net as much shellfish as they can, then they have 30 minutes to prepare a dish.

Sunny Delights Jun 20, 2007

The 14 remaining chefs compete in a Quickfire Challenge where citrus is the key ingredient to victory. In the Elimination Challenge, the object is to make the best "upscale" dish for a champagne BBQ attended by Miami socialites.

First Impressions Jun 13, 2007

The top 15 competing chefs are officially introduced, after having served as judges for the previous episode, 4-Star All Stars.

Finale Part 2 Jan 31, 2007

The final two contestants battle for the title of "Top Chef." Guest Judge: Hubert Keller Final Challenge: Cook the Best Five Course Meal Each Chef has Ever Prepared in his Life.

Finale Part 1 Jan 24, 2007

Location, location, location! The remaining chefs travel to Hawaii for this round, and must use food native to the island for a luau that ends with naming the final contestants. Guest Judge: Alan Wong QuickFire Challenge: There is none in this round. Elimination Challenge: Prepare a Birthday Luau, Reformulating Traditional Luau Fare into each Chef's Own Style. Round Twelve.

Sense and Sensuality Jan 17, 2007

The sensuality of food runs through this round's challenges as the five remaining chefs are asked to determine what they want the diner to experience and then create a dish that carries this through. First up is everything chocolate, then they must prepare a meal for couples who are all celebrating anniversaries. Guest Judge: Eric Ripert Nestlé Chocolatier QuickFire Challenge: Create a Sweet or Savory Dish using Nestlé Chocolatier. Elimination Challenge: Create a Romantic Dinner with Paired Wines.

Unhappy Customers Jan 10, 2007

This round's theme deals with vision and execution, challenging the chefs' to create original ideas that can also be achieved. First up is snack food limited by three condiments, then on to this season's version of "Restaurant Wars". Guest Judge: Mike Yakura Kraft QuickFire Challenge: Create a Gourmet Snack Dish. Elimination Challenge: Create a Restaurant Concept & Menu, then Execute It with Your Team.

Seven Jan 3, 2007

Tonight's theme focuses on the chefs' creativity in using food as an expression of art. They first must create a dish using one color – a hard task for the color-blind chef, then the contestants are "given" their inspiration for a theme to a star-studded dinner. Guest Judge: Ted Allen QuickFire & Elimination Guest Judge: Roberto Ivan Elimination QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using One Color. Elimination Challenge: Create a Seven Course Dinner Inspired by the Seven Deadly Sins.

Holiday Spirit Dec 13, 2006

It's all a party when the contestants are asked to put their skills to work on both hors d'oeuvres and spirits. This round focuses on entertaining as the chefs are first asked to create an original drink accompanied by a small snack, then they must change gears and cater a holiday event. Guest Judge: Kristin Woodward – QuickFire Challenge Guest Judge: Lee Hefter – Elimination Challenge QuickFire Challenge: Create an Original Bailey's Holiday Cocktail. Elimination Challenge: Cater a Hollywood Holiday Party.

The Raw and the Cooked Dec 6, 2006

This round's theme is all about working with limitations. The contestants must create a dish that is not cooked, and then adapt when they're asked to plan a dish without knowing the kitchen equipment available to them. Guest Judge: Raphael Lunetta QuickFire Challenge: Create an Entree Using Only Raw Food Without any Cooking. Elimination Challenge: Create a Gourmet Breakfast for Mystery Athletes.

Thanksgiving Nov 22, 2006

Taking the traditional and turning it on its ear is tonight's theme. The chefs are asked to make canned food pretty, and then a smaller group must make a "cutting edge" Thanksgiving dinner. Guest Judge: Anthony Bourdain QuickFire Challenge: Create a Tasty Dish Using at Least Three Canned Ingredients. Elimination Challenge: Create a Thanksgiving Meal with a Twist.

Social Service Nov 15, 2006

This round is all about leftovers and the chefs' ability to be creative with difficult ingredients. They must make fine cuisine from truly disgusting fare, and then create a multi-course affair from only a restaurant's refrigerated remains of the night before. Guest Judge: Michelle Bernstein QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish using "Offal" the Leftover Parts of Animals. Elimination Challenge: Create a Luncheon for Sixty Using the Leftovers from the Social Menu.

Less is More Nov 8, 2006

Attention to detail will be rated during this round. The chefs are asked to create a tidbit from not so tidbit-y choices, and then must serve a meal to kids at a fitness camp. Guest Judge: Suzanne Goin QuickFire Challenge: Create an Amuse-Bouche. Elimination Challenge: Create a Meal That Does not Exceed 500 Calories.

Food for the People Nov 1, 2006

The 13 remaining contestants are asked to make food for everyday people: beach goers and firemen. Guest Judge: Stephen Bulgarelli. QuickFire Challenge: Create an Original Ice Cream Flavor. T.G.I. Friday's Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Updating a Childhood Classic.

Eastern Promise Oct 25, 2006

An Asian culinary theme runs through this episode's challenges. First the contestants put their own twists on sushi, then they work as teams to participate in a charity event. Guest Judge: Hiroshi Shima – QuickFire Challenge. Guest Judge: Ming Tsai – Elimination Challenge QuickFire Challenge: Create a Sushi Dish in 30 Minutes. Elimination Challenge: Work as Two Teams to Create One Hot and One Cold Dish Using Flavors from Korea and Vietnam.

Into the Fire Oct 18, 2006

Fifteen new contestants are introduced for Top Chef's second season in Los Angeles by new host Padma Lakshmi. Guest Judge: Harold Dieterle. QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using the Flambé Technique. Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Using all Five Mystery Box Ingredients.

Finale, Part 2 May 24, 2006

The final two contestants compete in the last elimination round to see who will become Top Chef.

Finale, Part 1 May 17, 2006

Part 1 of two. The tension boils over when the three remaining chefs journey to Las Vegas to compete in a room-service challenge. Chef Hubert Keller serves as a guest judge.

Reunion May 10, 2006

Contestants reminisce about the competition.

Napa's Finest May 3, 2006

The four remaining contestants cook for some of Napa Valley's most respected chefs.

Wedding Bell Blues Apr 26, 2006

Teams compete for the chance to cater a commitment ceremony.

Restaurant Wars Apr 19, 2006

For the quickfire challenge the contestants must make a gourmet sandwich. The winner doesn't get immunity but a sandwich on chef Tom Colicchio's menu at his new sandwich restaurant. For the Elimination Challenge the contestants are put into teams and have to basically create a restaurant and menu. The restaurants would be set up in two different rooms in the same building, both visible from the entrance. The menus will be displayed in the waiting area so the customers can choose which restaurant they want to eat at, then rate their dining experience.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Apr 12, 2006

For the quickfire challenge the contestants are put under some serious money restraints. They have to choose from ingredients that are put in front of them that are priced by the pound and can only spend up to three dollars, but all the food on the Top Chef pantry was free.

Blind Confusion Apr 5, 2006

For the quickfire challenge, the contestants are brought into an isolated room with many random exotic foods. They have to guess what they are with a blindfold on. For the elimination challenge the contestants are put into pairs and have to make fusion dishes with Latin and one other type of cuisine.

Food on the Fly Mar 29, 2006

For the quickfire challenge the contestants are brought to a convenience store to buy ingredients for their dish. For the elimination round the contestants must create a delicious entree that can be reheated in a microwave for women at a local Junior League.

Nasty Delights Mar 22, 2006

For the quickfire challenge the contestants have to cook with octopus. For the elimination round the contestants are put into two teams: Red and Blue. They have to cook monk fish specialties for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Food of Love Mar 15, 2006

For this episode the contestants have to impress Elizabeth Falkner the owner of Citizen Cake. For the elimination challenge the turn up the heat with a "Sexy Dessert" contest for a fetish party for Mistress S.

Who Deserves to Be Here Mar 8, 2006

In the first episode of the series we meet the 12 contestants. For the quickfire challenge they are tested in Fleur de Lys (a San Fransisco restaurant). For the elimination challenge each chef must make their specialty.

Texas' Reunion Special Mar 7, 2012

The drama is served extra hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: Texas Reunion Special". Bravo executive and Watch What Happens: Live host Andy Cohen talks to Season 9's cheftestants 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.

Watch What Happens Reunion Sep 22, 2010

The drama is served sizzling hot on Bravo's Top Chef D.C.: Watch What Happens Reunion. Bravo executive and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen chats up Season 7's cheftestants and judges –- host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, and judges Gail Simmons and Eric Ripert. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on Season 7's good, bad, and overcooked.

Holiday Special Dec 6, 2007

The Holiday Special brought back many of the ghosts of Top Chefs past as CJ, Marcel, Tre, Betty, Josie, Sandee, Stephen, and Tiffani came back to compete once more -- this time in Chicago. After opening some gifts and reminiscing, it was back to business. In the Quickfire the chefs were greeted by Padma and a mystery Santa, who turned out to be none other than the delicious Eric Ripert. The chefs had to create a dish from one gifted ingredient, which were chosen through a game of "Dirty Santa." For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs had to create a a three-course meal, and would be judged through every course head-to-head, meaning that two chefs would be eliminated each round.

Reunion Oct 10, 2007

It's a "dish" unlike any other on Bravo's Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special. Host Andy Cohen sits down with the cast and judges of season 3.

Watch What Happens Jul 25, 2007

It's a "dish" unlike any other in Bravo's "Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special" (Wed, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT). Bravo's pop culture pundit and programming executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of past and present chef'testants,' along with host Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen. The special features Season 1's winner Harold Dieterle and finalists Lee Anne Wong and Dave Martin; joined by Season 2's winner Ilan Hall, Fan Favorite Sam Talbot, Cliff Crooks and Michael Midgely.

4-Star All-Stars Jun 6, 2007

Eight chefs return from the previous seasons to compete against each other for $20,000 for their team's selected charity, and Season Three's contestants are introduced.QuickFire Challenge: Cook Perfect Eggs with One Hand behind Your Back Elimination Challenge: Create a Four Course Meal Using Scallops, Lobster, Duck & Kobe Beef