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Bravo • Aired Jun 08, 2023 • 55mS20, EP14 "Fin."The final three chefs cook the meal of their lives for Padma, Tom and Gail, along with a table of culinary luminaries in Paris.
Bravo • Aired Jun 01, 2023 • 55mS20, EP13 "Champions in Paris"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.
Bravo • Aired May 25, 2023 • 55mS20, EP12 "Goodbye, London!"The final four chefs welcome back the winner of "Last Chance Kitchen"; a dish featuring jellies and molds; creating trompe l'oeil dishes.
Bravo • Aired May 18, 2023 • 55mS20, EP11 "Battle of the Wellingtons"The remaining six chefs are tasked with creating a steamed dish for their Quickfire Challenge; 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.
Bravo • Aired May 11, 2023 • 55mS20, EP10 "Thali Time"The chefs have to cook with preserved fish for this week's Quickfire Challenge; the chefs 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.
Bravo • Aired May 04, 2023 • 55mS20, EP9 "Restaurant Wars"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 27, 2023 • 55mS20, EP8 "Street Food Fight"Guest judge Judy Joo surprises the chefs by challenging them to create delicious street food-inspired dishes; the chefs must get inspiration from the new "Fast X" movie for the largest and fastest mise en place race.
Bravo • Aired Apr 20, 2023 • 55mS20, EP7 "Hands Off"The chefs learn Gaggan Anand is the guest judge; they must create a dish inspired by an emoji and are tasked with creating a plate with a message that's visually stunning and can be eaten without utensils.
Bravo • Aired Apr 13, 2023 • 55mS20, EP6 "Top Chef Is No Picnic"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 06, 2023 • 55mS20, EP5 "Holiday Vacation"The chefs are tasked with creating a celebratory dish featuring honey and mead; then, they must create a festive family meal featuring their favorite holiday dishes for the judges, along with "Top Chef Mexico" judge Martha Ortiz.
Bravo • Aired Mar 30, 2023 • 55mS20, EP4 "Spurred Lines"The chefs are tasked with creating a beloved English classic: the biscuit; the chefs head to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a football-themed team challenge; the teams that succeed are safe while the rest are relegated and must compete again.
Bravo • Aired Mar 23, 2023 • 55mS20, EP3 "Cheeky Pints and Pub Bites"In lieu of a Quickfire, Tom and Gail surprise the chefs with an old-fashioned pub crawl around central London; in teams of two, the chefs are tasked with re-creating and elevating a classic pub dish; two chefs will pack their knives.
Bravo • Aired Mar 16, 2023 • 55mS20, EP2 "Rice, Rice Baby"In the Quickfire, the chefs are challenged to make an amuse-bouche with unexpected ingredients that must fit on a Ritz cracker; the competition heats up as the chefs head to Alexandra Palace, where they must create rice dishes for 100 guests.
Bravo • Aired Mar 09, 2023 • 55mS20, EP1 "London Calling"To celebrate the 20th season, "Top Chef" returns for an international showdown in London; sixteen competitors, including previous winners and finalists, face off in the fiercest showdown the culinary series has seen.
Bravo • Aired Jul 01, 2021 • 45mS18, EP14 "The Next Top Chef Is ..."After 13 grueling weeks of competition, the chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives for their final challenge and serve it to a table of esteemed guests, including Padma, Tom and Gail, the season's all-star dining panel and more.
Bravo • Aired Jun 24, 2021 • 56mS18, EP13 "Shellfishly Delicious"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 17, 2021 • 45mS18, EP12 "The Cheesier the Better"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 10, 2021 • 45mS18, EP11 "Blind Ambitions"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 03, 2021 • 45mS18, EP10 "Tournament of Tofu"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.
Bravo • Aired May 27, 2021 • 45mS18, EP9 "Portland-ia"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.
Bravo • Aired May 20, 2021 • 56mS18, EP8 "Restaurant Wars"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.
Bravo • Aired May 13, 2021 • 45mS18, EP7 "Feeding the Frontlines"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.
Bravo • Aired May 06, 2021 • 45mS18, EP6 "Stumptown U.S.A."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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 29, 2021 • 56mS18, EP5 "Meet You at the Drive-In"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 22, 2021 • 45mS18, EP4 "Thrown for a Loop"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 15, 2021 • 45mS18, EP3 "Pan African Portland"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 08, 2021 • 56mS18, EP2 "Trouble Brewing"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 01, 2021 • 56mS18, EP1 "First Impressions"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 18, 2020 • 56mS17, EP14 "Finito!"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 11, 2020 • 45mS17, EP13 "Parma"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.
Bravo • Aired Jun 04, 2020 • 45mS17, EP12 "Lucca"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.
Bravo • Aired May 28, 2020 • 45mS17, EP11 "Michael's Santa Monica"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.
Bravo • Aired May 21, 2020 • 45mS17, EP10 "Colossal Coliseum Kaiseki"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.
Bravo • Aired May 14, 2020 • 45mS17, EP9 "Cabin Fever"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.
Bravo • Aired May 07, 2020 • 56mS17, EP8 "Restaurant Wars"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 30, 2020 • 45mS17, EP7 "Pitch Perfect"The chefs are challenged to a taco throwdown for Danny Trejo; for the Quickfire, the only sharp tool they can use is a machete; the only way to make it to Restaurant Wars is to survive this week's qualifying challenge.
Bravo • Aired Apr 23, 2020 • 45mS17, EP6 "Get Your Phil"Padma gets a real rise out of the chefs when she tasks them to make a Quickfire dish without any all-purpose flour; for the Elimination Challenge, the chefs serve Gustavo Dudamel and members of the LA Philharmonic at award-winning Otium restaurant.
Bravo • Aired Apr 16, 2020 • 56mS17, EP5 "Bring Your Loved One to Work"In the Quickfire, the chefs play a game of telephone with their loved ones as they try to reproduce the dish their family member is eating at a nearby restaurant; the chefs create a signature product that they will bottle and sell at a food festival.
Bravo • Aired Apr 09, 2020 • 44mS17, EP4 "You're So Fresh!"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.
Bravo • Aired Apr 02, 2020 • 45mS17, EP3 "Strokes of Genius"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 the art.
Bravo • Aired Mar 26, 2020 • 45mS17, EP2 "The Jonathan Gold Standard"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 food trucks, mom-and-pop cafes, and ethnic cuisine.
Bravo • Aired Mar 19, 2020 • 56mS17, EP1 "It's Like They Never Left!"A challenge at the Griffith Observatory kicks off the fierce battle, where the Chefs compare each other to see how everyone has progressed since last competing and then, the first elimination challenge brings them to the beach to cook a seafood meal.
Bravo • Aired Mar 14, 2019 • 1h 6mS16, EP15 "Finale"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.
Bravo • Aired Mar 07, 2019 • 45mS16, EP14 "The Tao of Macau"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 28, 2019 • 45mS16, EP13 "Holy Macau!"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 21, 2019 • 45mS16, EP12 "Kentucky Farewell"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 14, 2019 • 45mS16, EP11 "The Greatest"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 07, 2019 • 45mS16, EP10 "Hoop Dreams""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.
Bravo • Aired Jan 31, 2019 • 45mS16, EP9 "Music City USA"In Nashville, Tenn., the chefs cook onstage at the Grand Ole Opry for singer Hunter Hayes; inspired by a vibrant music memory, the chefs put their hearts on a plate for musician Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge and chef Jonathan Waxman.
Bravo • Aired Jan 24, 2019 • 45mS16, EP8 "Whatever Floats Your Boat"For an elimination challenge, the chefs are split into teams and tasked with throwing houseboat parties on Lake Cumberland; chef Emeril Lagasse joins Padma, Tom and Nilou, along with Capts. Sandy and Lee from "Below Deck" for houseboat hysteria.
Bravo • Aired Jan 17, 2019 • 45mS16, EP7 "Carne!"Actress Lena Waithe challenges the chefs to make a trademark Kentucky dish known as the Hot Brown; chef Nancy Silverton and butcher Dario Cecchini break down a whole cow for the chefs to utilize along with locally-sourced ingredients.
Bravo • Aired Jan 10, 2019 • 45mS16, EP6 "Roaring Munchies"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 begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails; chef Ken Oringer joins for a Roaring Twenties party.
Bravo • Aired Jan 03, 2019 • 45mS16, EP5 "Restaurant Wars Part 2"The Restaurant Wars causes drama and mayhem; Tom announces a double elimination piling on even more pressure; chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge Caroline Styne.
Bravo • Aired Dec 27, 2018 • 45mS16, EP4 "Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars"The Restaurant Wars challenge comes early this year; first, the chefs duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire; with 12 chefs remaining, three restaurants battle for victory; Tom makes an announcement that leaves the chefs breathless.
Bravo • Aired Dec 20, 2018 • 45mS16, EP3 "Naughty and Nice"Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson present a Quickfire challenge; chef Eric Ripert sits down with the chefs to enjoy a traditional French Christmas dinner; Padma tells the chefs they're missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel.
Bravo • Aired Dec 13, 2018 • 44mS16, EP2 "Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo"A pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings; the chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest U.S. distillery, to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics, including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes, and dumplings.
Bravo • Aired Dec 06, 2018 • 44mS16, EP1 "The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking"In Kentucky, 15 chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the the ride of their lives; the chefs must make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of 200 at a Kentucky Derby party; Churchill Downs' own chef David Danielson serves as guest judge.
Bravo • Aired Mar 08, 2018 • 44mS15, EP14 "Finale"The final two chefs cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize; the chefs need to impress not only the judges but also culinary superstars Nancy Silverton, Jonathan Waxman and Curtis Duffy.
Bravo • Aired Mar 01, 2018 • 44mS15, EP13 "A Little Place Called Aspen"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 22, 2018 • 44mS15, EP12 "Sunday Supper"The reunited Voltaggio Brothers judge the Rocky Mountain Oyster Quickfire; the chefs encounter surprise visitors from home in an emotionally charged Elimination Challenge, where one chef is sent packing before the next leg of the finals in Aspen.
Bravo • Aired Feb 15, 2018 • 44mS15, EP11 "Cooking High"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 08, 2018 • 44mS15, EP10 "Red Rum and Then Some"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 01, 2018 • 44mS15, EP9 "Bronco Brouhaha"Cooking for Michelin-starred chef David Kinch adds pressure to an already stressful Sudden Death Quickfire based on edible flowers; the chefs host the ultimate tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos.
Bravo • Aired Jan 25, 2018 • 44mS15, EP8 "Restaurant Wars"The chefs must create two new restaurant concepts from design to dishes in a matter of days; culinary icons Bruce and Eric Bromberg join the judges to evaluate each restaurant's successes and failures.
Bravo • Aired Jan 18, 2018 • 44mS15, EP7 "Olympic Dreams"One of the chefs gets a special delivery; the chefs must create a breakfast dish using Nutella; Olympians Meryl Davis, Gus Kenworthy and John Daly inspire the chefs to focus on precision, speed and creativity in the Top Chef Olympics.
Bravo • Aired Jan 11, 2018 • 44mS15, EP6 "Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel"Padma and Richard Blais challenge the chefs to transform the most laborious dishes from their own menus into dishes for home cooks; chef Keegan Gerhard tasks the chefs with creating German-inspired dishes.
Bravo • Aired Jan 04, 2018 • 44mS15, EP5 "This Is Not Glamping"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 28, 2017 • 44mS15, EP4 "Little Tools, Big Challenge"The chefs make upscale versions of kid-menu classics while using child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers; after a visit to a food incubator, the chefs must present dishes based on their own heritage for immigrant food influencers.
Bravo • Aired Dec 21, 2017 • 44mS15, EP3 "Keep on Truckin'"A Sudden Death Quickfire is based on the Denver omelet; the contestants make dishes in food trucks; YouTube personality Logan Paul helps wrangle the diners, while Chef Hosea Rosenberg joins the judges for hangover-inspired food.
Bravo • Aired Dec 14, 2017 • 44mS15, EP2 "Smile and Say Mise"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 07, 2017 • 44mS15, EP1 "It'll Take More Than Pot Luck"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.
Bravo • Aired Mar 02, 2017 • 44mS14, EP14 "Comida Final"The final two chefs face-off to serve the best meal of their lives; the finalists will cook a four-course progressive meal with the help of three sous chefs, comprised of two eliminated chefs and one from their restaurants back home.
Bravo • Aired Feb 23, 2017 • 44mS14, EP13 "Trial by Fire"In Tulum, Mexico, the remaining chefs are challenged to make a dish showcasing the flavor of the habanero pepper; the chefs must create a dish using ancient Mayan ingredients and tools; the two chefs with the best dishes will compete in the finale.
Bravo • Aired Feb 16, 2017 • 44mS14, EP12 "Cooking Away in Margaritaville"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 09, 2017 • 44mS14, EP11 "Adiós Charleston, Hello James Beard"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 02, 2017 • 44mS14, EP10 "Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies"The competitors board a boat with Tom Colicchio, who gives them a lesson in harvesting shrimp; later, the chefs must create a dish with their freshly caught shrimp; the chefs are asked to prepare a brunch for the famed Charleston Hat Ladies.
Bravo • Aired Jan 26, 2017 • 44mS14, EP9 "For the Kids"Previous winner Michael Voltaggio gives the remaining chefs a blindfolded taste test; the chefs draw inspiration from childhood memories to create dishes for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital charity gala on Kiawah Island.
Bravo • Aired Jan 19, 2017 • 44mS14, EP8 "Restaurant Wars"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.
Bravo • Aired Jan 12, 2017 • 44mS14, EP7 "Booty"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.
Bravo • Aired Jan 05, 2017 • 44mS14, EP6 "A Southern Legend"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 29, 2016 • 44mS14, EP5 "Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 22, 2016 • 44mS14, EP4 "The Feast of Seven Trash Fishes"The chefs tackle a challenge based on the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a traditional seafood-filled dinner, using "trash fish;" the chefs serve special guests Gail Simmons, Richard Blais, Hugh Acheson, and Graham Elliot.
Bravo • Aired Dec 15, 2016 • 44mS14, EP3 "Choke Holds and Clammy Hands"Padma and guest judge Chris Cosentino divide the chefs into teams to compete in a mise en place race; the teams must go head to head and create a seven-course progressive meal in which each dish features the same ingredient: the radish.
Bravo • Aired Dec 08, 2016 • 44mS14, EP2 "Southern Hospitality"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 01, 2016 • 44mS14, EP1 "Something Old, Something New"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.
Bravo • Aired Mar 17, 2016 • 44mS13, EP15 "Finale"With the help of mentors and former competitors, the remaining two chefs face off for the last time, cooking for judges Emeril Lagasse, Dominique Crenn, Jonathan Beno, Hubert Keller, Charlie Palmer, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and for their families.
Bravo • Aired Mar 10, 2016 • 44mS13, EP14 "Magic Hour"The remaining chefs engage in a high stakes challenge in Las Vegas; while the winner gets whisked off, the others move on to cook for David Copperfield, and they must pull a winning dish out of their hats to secure the last spot in the finale.
Bravo • Aired Mar 03, 2016 • 44mS13, EP13 "Back Where It All Started"In San Francisco, the five remaining chefs cook for master chef Traci Des Jardins; in the elimination challenge, the chefs cook at Hubert Keller's restaurant, Fleur de Lys, preparing a Fleur-inspired dish for Keller, the judges and others.
Bravo • Aired Feb 24, 2016 • 44mS13, EP12 "Wok This Way"The chefs travel through San Francisco's Chinatown, winding up at chef Martin Yan's M.Y. China restaurant, where they use woks; then Umami Burger restaurateur Adam Fleischman tasks the chefs to create their own fast-casual restaurant concept.
Bravo • Aired Feb 18, 2016 • 44mS13, EP11 "Hammer Time"In Oakland, Calif., the chefs cook for rapper MC Hammer, who will judge the dishes; master chef Jonathan Waxman asks the chefs to step into a culinary time machine and prepare dishes inspired by significant international food eras.
Bravo • Aired Feb 11, 2016 • 44mS13, EP10 "Restaurant Wars, Part 2"After preparing a full lunch service, the chefs must clean up and do it all over again for dinner; the judges scrutinize everything, including concept, food, service, and consistency.
Bravo • Aired Feb 04, 2016 • 44mS13, EP9 "Restaurant Wars, Part 1"During the Restaurant Wars, the chefs must open their restaurants for both lunch and dinner services, which results in twice the drama.
Bravo • Aired Jan 28, 2016 • 44mS13, EP8 "Where's the Beef?"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.
Bravo • Aired Jan 21, 2016 • 44mS13, EP7 "Back in the Day"The chefs celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Top Chef;" the chefs compete using only 10 ingredients, then, they must create a dish that reflects who they were 10 years ago; Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso and Mei Lin Hua join the other judges.
Bravo • Aired Jan 14, 2016 • 44mS13, EP6 "Banannaise"In San Diego, the chefs cook up high-end tacos for Mexican chef Javier Plascencia; at Juniper and Ivy, the contestants serve up mouthwatering dishes to complement their handcrafted microbrews.
Bravo • Aired Jan 07, 2016 • 44mS13, EP5 "Big Gay Wedding"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 17, 2015 • 44mS13, EP4 "It's a Dry Heat"In Palm Springs, Calif., world-renowned chef Jose Andres instructs the contestants to use solar powered stoves; then, the chefs must avoid culinary sand traps when they cook on a golf course.
Bravo • Aired Dec 10, 2015 • 44mS13, EP3 "Spines and Vines"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 03, 2015 • 44mS13, EP2 "Pop Up Pandemonium"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.
Bravo • Aired Dec 02, 2015 • 44mS13, EP1 "Stop the Presses"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 11, 2015 • 44mS12, EP15 "Mano a Mano"In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the final two chefs compete for the prestigious title of "Top Chef;" the contestants ride in a hot air balloon, then they strive to create the most outstanding four-course menu of their lives.
Bravo • Aired Feb 04, 2015 • 44mS12, EP14 "Holy Escamoly!"In Mexico, the chefs visit a farm that supplies regional restaurants; for the quick-fire challenge, the chefs must create two dishes with chocolate, one sweet and one savory; for the elimination challenge, the chefs prepare a six-course menu.
Bravo • Aired Jan 28, 2015 • 44mS12, EP13 "Getting Prickly in Mexico"The finalists travel to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to compete for the prestigious title of "Top Chef;" the chefs prepare dishes featuring a prickly pear and then create dishes inspired by the work of local artists.
Bravo • Aired Jan 21, 2015 • 44mS12, EP12 "The Final Battle of Bean Town"In honor of their last quick-fire challenge in "Beantown," the chefs must prepare an innovative bean dish; the chefs compete for a spot in the finals by creating dishes that exemplify the future of cooking.
Bravo • Aired Jan 14, 2015 • 44mS12, EP11 "Sous Your Daddy!"The chefs are thrown for a loop when their family members join them to serve as their sous chefs in an Elimination Challenge, putting their tickets to the finals on the line.
Bravo • Aired Jan 07, 2015 • 44mS12, EP10 "For Julia & Jacques"The chefs flash back to their college days when they must prepare a ramen noodle dish judged by Andy Cohen and his college roommate, Dave Ansel; chef Jacques Pepin challenges the chefs to create a dish inspired by Julia Child's cooking techniques.
Bravo • Aired Dec 17, 2014 • 44mS12, EP9 "Big Sausage"The chefs are challenged to concoct a tasty sausage dish for NFL player Rob Gronkowski; the chefs create dishes inspired by famous New England authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson.
Bravo • Aired Dec 10, 2014 • 44mS12, EP8 "Clean Up in Aisle 2!"The chefs must cook chowder for chef Jasper White; eliminated chefs return; for the Elimination Challenge, the kitchen opens its doors for the first time ever for a tasting party with "Top Chef" super fans.
Bravo • Aired Dec 03, 2014 • 44mS12, EP7 "Restaurant Wars"The chefs are split into two teams and challenged to open their own pop-up restaurants, which includes creating menus, coming up with the decor and training the wait staff; acclaimed restaurateur Barbara Lynch serves as guest judge.
Bravo • Aired Nov 19, 2014 • 44mS12, EP6 "The First Thanksgiving"The chefs trek through a bog to gather cranberries; the chefs cook a Thanksgiving feast using only ingredients and cooking methods found in the 1600s; descendants of the Mayflower colonists and Wampanoag tribe join the judges at the table.
Bravo • Aired Nov 12, 2014 • 44mS12, EP5 "It's War"In a head-to-head challenge, the chefs cook for guest judge Jamie Bissonnette; the chefs make dishes on a lean military budget at the historic Watertown Arsenal.
Bravo • Aired Nov 05, 2014 • 44mS12, EP4 "12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar..."The chefs must create the ultimate bar snack for guest judge George Wendt ("Cheers"); the chefs must work in teams to write a create a 3-course Italian menu; actress Emmy Rossum ("Shameless") ruffles the chefs with her gluten-free diet.
Bravo • Aired Oct 29, 2014 • 44mS12, EP3 "The Curse of the Bambino"In a nod to the Boston Tea Party, the contestants must use tea to enhance their dishes for guest judge Ming Tsai; Fenway Park hosts a competition in which the chefs must use ballpark snacks to create fine-dining dishes.
Bravo • Aired Oct 22, 2014 • 44mS12, EP2 "Boston's Bravest and Finest"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.
Bravo • Aired Oct 15, 2014 • 44mS12, EP1 "Sudden Death"In Boston, 16 aspiring chefs compete for a shot at culinary stardom; the contestants are thrust into hot water with a Sudden Death Quick Fire Challenge; the Elimination Challenge unfolds during the first ever Top Chef Food Festival.
Bravo • Aired Feb 05, 2014 • 44mS11, EP17 "Finale"The two remaining chefs open pop-up restaurants for the final challenge.
Bravo • Aired Jan 29, 2014 • 44mS11, EP16 "Maui Wowie"In Hawaii, the final chefs take on Spam in the Quickfire; Hawaiian canoe crops.
Bravo • Aired Jan 22, 2014 • 44mS11, EP15 "Leaving New Orleans"The chefs battle for a new car in the Quickfire; the chefs must show how New Orleans has impacted their food.
Bravo • Aired Jan 15, 2014 • 44mS11, EP14 "Po' Boy Smackdown"Po' boys in the Quickfire; the contestants put their own culinary visions on a plate.
Bravo • Aired Jan 08, 2014 • 44mS11, EP13 "Oui Si a Challenge"Chef Jacques Pepin tests the contestants; the contestants create French and Spanish dishes.
Bravo • Aired Oct 30, 2013 • 44mS11, EP5 "Lea Michele's Halloween Bash"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.
Bravo • Aired Oct 16, 2013 • 44mS11, EP3 "Commander's Palace"An elimination quickfire challenge; replicating legacy dishes in the elimination challenge.
Bravo • Aired Oct 09, 2013 • 44mS11, EP2 "Rebuilding New Orleans"The chefs work overnight to prepare dishes for Chef Leah Chase; the chefs create and operate food trucks to feed Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
Bravo • Aired Oct 02, 2013 • 44mS11, EP1 "Soiree In the Swamp"In the Louisiana swamp, the 19 chefs cook with alligator, frog and turtle; the first chef is eliminated.
Bravo • Aired Feb 27, 2013 • 44mS10, EP17 "Finale"Each finalist will cook the best 5 dishes in their culinary arsenal live in front of a studio audience of their friends, families and all previous Top Chef winners.
Bravo • Aired Feb 18, 2013 • 44mS10, EP16 "Finale"The chefs return to Los Angeles; the final three contestants are given free reign in Tom's restaurant.
Bravo • Aired Feb 13, 2013 • 44mS10, EP15 "Glacial Gourmand"An adventurous Quickfire; Emeril and chef Roy Choi cook an emotional meal for the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Feb 06, 2013 • 44mS10, EP14 "Kings of Alaska"King crab in the Quickfire; salmon and sourdough in the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Jan 30, 2013 • 44mS10, EP13 "Chefs at Sea"The contestants set sail for Alaska; elevating iceberg lettuce for the Quickfire; surf and turf in the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Jan 23, 2013 • 44mS10, EP12 "Wolfgang Clucks"The cheftestants make sushi for Katsuya; fried chicken in the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Jan 16, 2013 • 44mS10, EP11 "Restaurant Wars"The teams are men vs. women as the chefs try to impress restaurateur Danny Meyer; restaurants are built from scratch.
Bravo • Aired Jan 09, 2013 • 44mS10, EP10 "Battle Before the War"The cheftestants must impress Wolfgang Puck; the chefs cook for 200 people at the Bite of Seattle food event.
Bravo • Aired Jan 01, 2013 • 44mS10, EP9 "Past Suppers"The cheftestants' knife skills are tested; memorable moments in the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Dec 26, 2012 • 44mS10, EP8 "Jalapeno Business"The cheftestants harvest oysters and serve them to Emeril Lagasse; cooking for a Seattle sports team.
Bravo • Aired Dec 19, 2012 • 44mS10, EP7 "Foiled Again"An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil in the Quickfire; head-to-head battles in the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Dec 12, 2012 • 44mS10, EP6 "Even the Famous Come Home"The cheftestants make dishes based on their family lineage for the Quickfire challenge; catering a homecoming party for celebrities for the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Dec 05, 2012 • 44mS10, EP5 "Pike Place Pickle"Early morning Quickfire at Pike Place Market; rare ingredients in the Elimination Challenge; an unexpected judges table shocks the Cheftestants.
Bravo • Aired Nov 28, 2012 • 44mS10, EP4 "50's Food Flashback"Butchery in the Quickfire; the chefs recreate a 1950's menu for the Elimination Challenge.
Bravo • Aired Nov 21, 2012 • 44mS10, EP3 "Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse"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.
Bravo • Aired Mar 30, 2011 • 44mS8, EP16 "Finale"The final two chefs battle it out to produce the best dining experience.
Bravo • Aired Mar 23, 2011 • 44mS8, EP15 "Last Supper"The chefs design a challenge for their competitors; the chefs make a last supper for guests: Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein.
Bravo • Aired Mar 16, 2011 • 44mS8, EP14 "Island Fever"The chefs cater an upscale lunch party; they must catch conch to cook with.
Bravo • Aired Mar 09, 2011 • 44mS8, EP13 "Fit for a King"The chefs are in the Bahamas for the rest of the season; the chefs go head to head with their nemesis.
Bravo • Aired Mar 02, 2011 • 44mS8, EP12 "Give Me Your Huddled Masses"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.
Bravo • Aired Feb 23, 2011 • 44mS8, EP11 "For the Gulf"The chefs must deep fry to impress Paula Deen; seafood for a charity event.
Bravo • Aired Feb 16, 2011 • 45mS8, EP10 "Lock Down"Chefs must make a cookie that pleases Cookie Monster, Telly and Elmo; making a dish at Target.
Bravo • Aired Feb 09, 2011 • 44mS8, EP9 "Feeding Fallon"A new spin on fondue; chefs cater Jimmy Fallon's birthday party.
Bravo • Aired Oct 28, 2009 • 44mS6, EP10 "Meat Natalie"Contestants visit Craft Steak in Las Vegas to cook for actress Natalie Portman and friends.
Bravo • Aired Oct 21, 2009 • 45mS6, EP9 "Restaurant Wars"The contestants take over chef Rick Moonen's restaurant while he serves as their guest judge.
Bravo • Aired Oct 14, 2009 • 44mS6, EP8 "Pigs and Pinot"The chefs host a "Pig and Pinot" event at guest judge Charlie Palmer's Aureole restaurant.
Bravo • Aired Oct 07, 2009 • 44mS6, EP7 "Dinner Party"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.
Bravo • Aired Sep 23, 2009 • 44mS6, EP6 "Penn & Teller"The contestants deconstruct a classic dish for magicians Penn & Teller; chef Michelle Bernstein serves as a guest judge.
Bravo • Aired Sep 16, 2009 • 44mS6, EP5 "Camping"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.
Bravo • Aired Sep 09, 2009 • 44mS6, EP4 "Vivre Las Vegas"The contestants pair up to create the perfect French dish for acclaimed chefs Joël Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho.
Bravo • Aired Sep 02, 2009 • 44mS6, EP3 "Thunderbirds"The elimination challenge calls for the contestants to create a meal for the Air Force's elite demonstration team, the Thunderbirds.
Bravo • Aired Aug 26, 2009 • 44mS6, EP2 "Bachelor/Ette Party"Wedding bells are ringing; in a city famous for its quickie marriages, the chefs cater to a poolside bachelor and bachelorette party; they compete in teams of men and women; celebrity chef Todd English serves as guest judge.
Bravo • Aired Aug 19, 2009 • 44mS6, EP1 "Sin City Vice"Seventeen new culinary contestants are introduced in Las Vegas.
Bravo • Aired Dec 16, 2009 • 44mS6 "Reunion Special"Chefs and judges reminisce about the season and answer viewer questions.
Bravo • Aired Jun 04, 2008 • 44mS4, EP13 "Puerto Rico"The four remaining chefs travel to Puerto Rico to compete for the final three spots.
Bravo • Aired May 28, 2008 • 44mS4, EP12 "High Steaks"The chefs must clean and butcher a slab of meat; guest judge Rick Tramonto.
Bravo • Aired May 21, 2008 • 44mS4, EP11 "Restaurant Wars"The chefs are forced to work the line at a greasy spoon during breakfast rush; guest judge Jose Andres puts the chefs to the test.
Bravo • Aired May 14, 2008 • 44mS4, EP10 "Serve and Protect"The chefs are challenged to reinvent the salad; the chefs must recreate an unhealthy dish into something healthier.
Bravo • Aired May 07, 2008 • 56mS4, EP9 "Wedding Wars"The quickfire challenge tests the chefs' knife skills; the chefs split into teams to cater a wedding.
Bravo • Aired Apr 30, 2008 • 44mS4, EP8 "Common Threads"Using one ingredient, the chefs must create a healthy meal using only a microwave.
Bravo • Aired Apr 23, 2008 • 44mS4, EP7 "Improv"The chefs must create a dessert to satisfy the sweet-tooth of chef Johnny Iuzzini; the chefs get a lesson in improvisations from comedy troupe, Second City.
Bravo • Aired Apr 16, 2008 • 44mS4, EP6 "Tailgating"The chefs must create a dish that works together and enhances the flavor of a particular drink.
Bravo • Aired Apr 09, 2008 • 44mS4, EP5 "The Elements"The chefs compete in a complex taste test; the chefs cater an upscale charity event.
Bravo • Aired Apr 02, 2008 • 44mS4, EP4 "Film Food"The chefs show off their knife skills for guest judge Daniel Boulud; film critic Richard Roeper hosts a cinematic-inspired dinner party.
Bravo • Aired Mar 26, 2008 • 44mS4, EP3 "Block Party"Famed Mexican cuisine chef Rick Bayless puts the aspiring chefs through the paces as they put on a neighborhood fiesta.
Bravo • Aired Mar 19, 2008 • 44mS4, EP2 "Zoo Food"The chefs shop at a local Farmer's Market for ingredients for their quick-fire dishes; guest judge Wylie Dufresne; the chefs must cook and cater at an event in an unusual location for their next challenge.
Bravo • Aired Mar 12, 2008 • 56mS4, EP1 "Chicago: Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better"The 16 rising chefs have to put their own twist on a Chicago staple, then serve it to host Padma Lakshmi and guest judge Rocco DiSpirito; the first elimination challenge is a head-to-head competition.
Bravo • Aired Oct 10, 2007 • 45mS3, EP15 "Reunion"Candid gathering of season three's contestants and judges; the winner of "Fan Favorite" is announced.