The chefs create a surf-and-turf dish for guest judge Todd English; teams prepare dishes to be served up to Boston police and firemen and judged by guest chef Dante de Magistris.
The chefs create a surf-and-turf dish for guest judge Todd English; teams prepare dishes to be served up to Boston police and firemen and judged by guest chef Dante de Magistris.
In the Season 11 finale, the remaining two chefs open pop-up restaurants, after which the winner is crowned
The remaining chefs land in Hawaii, where they prepare food fare featuring Spam. Also: a double elimination.
The chefs battle for a new car in the Quickfire; the chefs must show how New Orleans has impacted their food.
Po' boys in the Quickfire; the contestants put their own culinary visions on a plate.
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.
The chefs serve up Ã©touffÃ©e, then honor local cuisine by preparing two types of seafood. Chef John Besh is the guest judge.
Musician Questlove samples various poultry drumsticks. Later, the chefs serve up food fare to incoming students at Louisiana State University.
The chefs must make dishes that remind them of home; Actor Anthony Mackie joins the judges.
The contestants make their own hot sauce; the chefs butcher and cook a 300-pound pig.
A food version of musical chairs; the chefs cater a jazzy event.
The creole tomato; the contestants try to impress up-scale chefs.
Tools and ingredients are wrapped in aluminum foil; the chefs cater a Halloween party for singer/actress Lea Michele, and the food must be spooky and vegetarian.
The chefs get a crash course in Vietnamese culture.
An elimination quickfire challenge; replicating legacy dishes in the elimination challenge.
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.
Season 11 opens with chefs battling for culinary honors in New Orleans. Here, the foodies must cook with either alligator, frog or turtle.
The "Top Chef" winner is crowned in the conclusion of the two-part Season 10 finale.
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.
An adventurous Quickfire; Emeril and chef Roy Choi cook an emotional meal for the Elimination Challenge.
King crab in the Quickfire; salmon and sourdough in the Elimination Challenge.
The contestants set sail for Alaska; elevating iceberg lettuce for the Quickfire; surf and turf in the Elimination Challenge.
The cheftestants make sushi for Katsuya; fried chicken in the Elimination Challenge.
The teams are men vs. women as the chefs try to impress restaurateur Danny Meyer; restaurants are built from scratch.
The cheftestants must impress Wolfgang Puck; the chefs cook for 200 people at the Bite of Seattle food event.
The cheftestants' knife skills are tested; memorable moments in the Elimination Challenge.
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
An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil tests the chefs. Also: head-to-head battles. Former contestant Stephanie Izard is the guest judge
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.
Early morning Quickfire at Pike Place Market; rare ingredients in the Elimination Challenge; an unexpected judges table shocks the Cheftestants.
The chefs must work with two slabs of beef. Later, they reinvent a 1950s menu and serve up classic fare.
In the Quickfire, the chefs make dumplings from all over the world; Tom and Emeril lead teams in a Thanksgiving battle for the Elimination Challenge.
A surprising twist challenges the 15 remaining chefs.
Each judge puts the 21 new cheftestants through their own real-world challenge.
A reunion edition featuring the Season 9 chefs.
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.
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 cocktai
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.
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
The chefs are set loose in downtown San Antonio with a bike and $100 a la 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure.'
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
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.
The still-standing chefs sharpen their knives for the time-honored fan-favorite "" test. The all-encompassing culinary challenge tasks them to create an eatery, from its signage and logos to its menus and meals
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.
The chefs concoct dishes based on fans' Twitter instructions. Then, the chefs honor their culinary teachers by creating a tribute meal. Singer Patti LaBelle serves as guest judge
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aspiring culinary contestants try to win a coveted slot in the final 16.
29 chef-testants invading the Lone Star State to prove their culinary worth, but only 16 of them will advance in the competition.
Talking with season eight's chef'testants and judges.
The final two chefs battle it out to produce the best dinning experience.
The chefs design a challenge for their competitors; the chefs make a last supper for guests: Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein.
The chefs cater an upscale lunch party; they must catch conch to cook with.
The chefs set sail for the Bahamas, and each participates in a culinary duel against the person who was crowed the winner during their first stint on the show. Later, they create meals for Bahamian royalty.
The chefs need to make something out of nothing; the contestants head to Ellis Island, where they must make a dish based on their heritage.
The chefs must deep fry to impress Paula Deen; seafood for a charity event.
Chefs must make a cookie that pleases Cookie Monster, Telly and Elmo; making a dish at Target.
A new spin on fondue; chefs cater Jimmy Fallon's birthday party.
Designer Isaac Mizrahi judges contestants are judged on presentation and plating; traditional three-course Italian meal.
Fish fillet contest; chefs must open ``one night only'' restaurants in New York City.
The chefs must fish for their own ingredients.
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
Chefs must create a holiday stuffing dish with no utensils; catering the U.S. Open launch party.
A mise-en-place relay race; chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants
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... MorePop singer Joe Jonas enlists the gourmets to prepare a snack for children takin...
The chefs must recreate a dish that they did poorly on.
The chefs and judges reminisce about the season.
The final three compete; a Top Chef is chosen.
The heat's on in Part 1 of the two-part Season 7 finale when the remaining chefs square off in the penultimate culinary challenge in Singapore.
The chefs must come up with tasty space food creations.
The contestants take on America's favorite pastime when they take over the concession stands at the Washington Nationals' home, Nationals Park.
The chefs are asked to take common recipes and create their own completely original redesigned dish.
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.
The culinarians prepare Ethiopian food, then serve up dishes inspired by a foreign embassy. Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Jose Andres serve on the judging p
The chefs prepare bite-size fare, then create a power lunch at an upscale eatery. Taste testers include chef Art Smith; politicos Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.); and journalists Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and... MoreThe chefs prepare bite-size fare, then create a power lunch at an upscale eatery...
The contest heats up when the chefs create cold entrÃ©es. Chef Michelle Bernstein is the guest judge
Cooking with blue crab; chefs cook with fresh ingredients at a Virginian farm.
The chefs create baby food for Padma's newborn; chefs are tested on their hospitality service.
For the Quickfire, the chefs must make a pie from scratch. For the Elimination, the chefs prepare a classic picnic feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon, the home of the first U.S. president, George Washington.
In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative to end childhood obesity, the culinary artisans plate healthy kid fare at a middle school. White House chef Sam Kass is the guest judge
The premiere of Season 7 is served up, with 17 new culinary artisans infiltrating the nation's capital. In their first elimination challenge, they must prepare food fare that best represents themselves and their home region. Chef... MoreThe premiere of Season 7 is served up, with 17 new culinary artisans infiltratin...
The contestants move from the desert to Napa, California's wine country for challenges that will winnow them down from four to three.
The leftover chefs participate in an elite cooking competition established by notable French chef Paul Bocuse. His chef son Jerome guest judges with culinary figure Thomas Keller. Also appearing: Daniel Boulud, Gavin Kaysen,... MoreThe leftover chefs participate in an elite cooking competition established by notable...
The chefs must make the perfect breakfast in bed dish. Nigella Lawson serves as guest judge.
A month before the next Top Chef is crowned, we take a break from everything tonight as we welcome past Top Chef favorites with the hosting of Top Chef: at 10pm. Season five fan favorite Fabio Viviani take the reins as host of the get-tog
TV Guide's editors drop by to complicate tonight's QuickFire with their list of shows to use as inspiration for "TV Dinners." Then Natalie Portman is guest client tonight during the Elimination as the chefs fix her and her friends dinner at craftsteak, To
The dreaded round returns, this time in an existing restaurant, and the chefs will have to watch their Ps and Qs, because the guest judge owns the restaurant. Guest judge: Rick Moonen.
The chefs create their version of Charlie Palmer's annual Pigs & Pinot event at his restaurant Aureole, hoping to perfectly pair their pork dishes with wine.
The contestants cater a dinner for the chefs in the Macy's Culinary Council, but first they must make it through the QuickFire where Lady Luck again holds all the cards â€“ or rather reels.
The chefs will need a trick up their sleeve when they conjure up culinary magic for comic illusionists Penn and Teller. Chef Michelle Bernstein is the guest judge.
The challenge gets campy when the food fighters visit a camp site and concoct a menu for a collection of Las Vegas cowboys. They must also cook with cactus. Texas chef and "Top Chef Masters" player Tim Love is the guest judge.
It's a French connection when the food fighters form pairs to whip up delectable French dishes. Culinary masters Joel Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho make appearances.
The chefs fly high when they create food fare for a renowned aircraft demonstration squadron---the U.S. Air Force . Restaurateur Mark Peel serves as guest judge.
A battle of the sexes rages when the male cooks battle the lady chefs in a contest to cater a poolside bachelor-and-bachelorette party. Chef Todd English is the guest judge.
Seventeen new culinary contestants are introduced in Las Vegas.
The final contestants perform their final challenge, cooking the best meal they've ever made.
Top Chef moves to New Orleans, and tonight the chefs cook for restaurateur Emeril Lagasse for a chance to be in the final challenges, but an unexpected twist will winnow the herd a little more than is expected.
The final five chefs pull out all the stops in an effort to impress the judges before the finale.
It's a pressure cooker when the chefs showcase their culinary skills while cooking in an acclaimed New York City eatery. Chef Eric Ripert is the guest judge.
Seven chefs from seasons one through four return in a cook-off that will rival any football game.
Not enough conflict yet? Prepare to be satisfied as one of the most brutal challenges occurs. Two teams will create their vision of a perfect dining experience from start to finish, but personal issues may derail some. Stephen... MoreNot enough conflict yet? Prepare to be satisfied as one of the most brutal challeng...
The backdrop switches from urban to rural when the chefs journey to the country to gather fresh ingredients. They then serve up a food-fare feast to farm workers. Chef Dan Barber is the guest judge.
The epic epicurean odyssey continues with a sweet feat: The chefs must create a sweet dish---without using sugar. Chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli is the guest judge.
The chefs cater a Christmas cocktail party hosted by Natasha Richardson.
The chefs must arrange a bridal shower for series judge Gail Simmons and also cook up a course for the event. Culinary magazine editor Dana Cowin is the guest judge.
The heat is on when the 14 remaining foodies compete in a speedy culinary challenge to win a booking on "Today." Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito serves up a guest-judge turn.
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.
After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.
An introduction to the 17 new chefs and their skills, demonstrated with challenges that send them into the ethnic districts of New York City.
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
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
The remaining chefs' butcher skills are tested, and then they must use the cut of meat they made.
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.
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 entree.
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.
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.
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 Ã¢Â€Â“ one of the resident troupes. Johnny Iuzzini from Jean Georges restaurant guest judges
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.
QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish that Pairs Perfectly... MoreSimple pleasures is the theme for tonight's round as the chefs must create a...
The dreaded taste test is back, and even before the chefs recover from the QuickFire Chellenge, for the Elimination Challenge they must cater a charity event. Guest Judge: Ming Tsai.
The remaining chefs demonstrate their aptitude with knives, and then help Richard Roeper throw a film-themed dinner.
Guest Judge: Daniel Boulud.
QuickFire Challenge: Demonstrate Culinary Techniques.
Elimination Challenge:... MoreThe remaining chefs demonstrate their aptitude with knives, and then h...
The competition gets muy caliente when famed champion of fine Mexican cuisine, Rick Bayless takes the chefs to a neighborhood fiesta.
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.
In the first episode, the chefs have to put their own twist on a Chicago staple and serve it to host Padma Lakshmi and guest judge Rocco in their new residence.
The cast and contestants get together to reminisce about the season and answer questions.
The Top Chef is chosen.
The remaining chefs make the move to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the final two will be.
Sirio Maccione guest judges a QuickFire where the chefs must recreate one of his dishes, then they must impress four more chefs, including Andre Soltner, in elimination.
Jimmy Canora guests on an episode that takes to the skies when the chefs take on the dreaded plane cuisine.
Chef Michael Schwartz helps to judge challenges that involve a cruise ship buffet and creativity in a grocery store.
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian guest judges a relay race challenge. The chefs get another try at "Restaurant Wars," continued from last episode.
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.
This round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summer's guilty institution, ice cream, and then they move on to Miami's night life, but there's a surprise in store for them.
Guest Judge: Govind Armstrong... MoreThis round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summe...
The chef's taste buds are put to the test, and then they must "cook" for a frozen challenge. Rocco DiSpirito acts as guest judge.
In a special episode, Bravo's Andy Cohen sits down with past and current contestants to explore their experiences in the competition
Timing is the theme for this round as the 11 remaining chefs are asked to be creative with a time-saving pastry and then serve lunch to clients on a tight schedule.
Guest Judge: Maria Frumkin
QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using a Frozen Pie Crust.
The contestants mix it up with Bombay Sapphire mixologist Jamie Walker, and then ply their trade at a gastronomic society. Barton G. Weiss of Miami's Barton G. the Restaurant serves as guest judge.
This week the remaining chefs must first catch fresh seafood, and then put a fresh twist on American dinner staples for members of the Miami Elks Club.
Guest Judge: Alfred
QuickFire Challenge: Catch & Cook... MoreThis week the remaining chefs must first catch fresh seafood, and then put a fresh twist on...
Tonight's theme is sunshine, and first the contestants must use a product of that sunshine, citrus. Then they are asked to demonstrate their catering skills at an event which requires sunshine, a gourmet BBQ party.
Guest Chef:... MoreTonight's theme is sunshine, and first the contestants must use a product of ...
Getting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new crop of fifteen chefs arrives in Miami, and then they are given two challenges â€“ one with leftovers â€“ to introduce themselves and their cooking to their... MoreGetting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new cro...
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.
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
QuickFire Challenge: There... MoreLocation, location, location! The remaining chefs travel to Hawaii for thi...
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... MoreThe sensuality of food runs through this round's challenges as the five remaining chefs...
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... MoreThis round's theme deals with vision and execution, challenging the chefs' to creat...
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 â€“ a hard task for the color-blind chef, then the contestants are "given" their inspiration for... MoreTonight's theme focuses on the chefs' creativity in using food as an expre...
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... MoreIt's all a party when the contestants are asked to put their skills to work on both...
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... MoreThis round's theme is all about working with limitations. The contestants must ...
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" dinner.
Guest Judge: Anthony... MoreTaking the traditional and turning it on its ear is tonight's theme. The chefs are asked to make canned f...
This round is all about leftovers and the chefsâ€™ 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 restaurantâ€™s... MoreThis round is all about leftovers and the chefsâ€™ ability to be creativ...
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
QuickFire Challenge:... MoreAttention to detail will be rated during this round. The chefs are asked to cre...
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:... MoreThe 13 remaining contestants are asked to make food for everyday...
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 â€“ QuickFire Challenge.... MoreAn Asian culinary theme runs through this episode's challenges. First t...
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 FlambÃ© Technique. Elimination... MoreFifteen new contestants are introduced for Top Chef's second season in Los Angel...
The final two contestants compete in the last elimination round to see who will become Top Chef.
Contestants reminisce about the competition.
The four remaining contestants cook for some of Napa Valley's most respected chefs.
Teams compete for the chance to cater a commitment ceremony.
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... MoreFor the quickfire challenge the contestants must make a gourmet sandwich. The winn...
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 Ch
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... MoreFor the quickfire challenge, the contestants are brought into an isolated room wi...
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 Leag
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.
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.
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.