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Top ChefTop Chef

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Top Chef offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environmen...more

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Episode 1

Stop the Presses

The country's best Chefs converge in Los Angeles.They will compete in six cities across the Golden State. Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse rounds out the judging panel alongside Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.
Episode 2

Pop up Pandemonium

Padma challenges the Chefs to create and open four distinct pop-up restaurants reflecting the culture of the Los Angeles neighborhoods they land in. Tom, Padma, Gail and guest judge and Pop-Up King Ludo Lefebvre pick the best dish.
Episode 3

Spines and Vines

The California Road Trip begins in Santa Barbara. The Chefs use fresh sea urchin in their first Sudden Death Quickfire. For the Elimination Challenge, the Chefs go from friends to enemies when "surf and turf" becomes "surf versus turf."
Episode 4

It's a Dry Heat

The chefs arrive in Palm Springs where world-renowned chef Jose Andres tasks the cheftestants to use solar powered stoves for one hot Quickfire. Then, the Chefs must avoid culinary sand traps on a golf course.
Episode 5

Big Gay Wedding

Supermodel Chrissy Teigen entices the Chefs to make their best Quickfire "date" dishes. And in a Top Chef first, the Chefs cater a wedding for twenty five gay couples in an Elimination Challenge, that Minister Padma Lakshmi officiates.
Episode 6

Banannaise

In San Diego the chefs cook-up the best high-end fish taco for Chef Javier Plascencia. Padma, Tom, Richard and Emeril hand-craft their own microbrews that the chefs must use for the Elimination Challenge at Blais’ Juniper and Ivy.
Episode 7

Back in the Day

First the chefs 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.
Episode 8

Where's the Beef?

Instagram star Chef Jacques La Merde has the chefs create the most visually appealing food porn using only snack food. The chefs cook for a black-tie bacchanal event where the diners eat with their hands.
Episode 9

Restaurant Wars, Part 1

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. The pressure is on as two services means twice the drama.
Episode 10

Restaurant Wars, Part 2

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, so no one is safe in the most daunting Restaurant War to date.
Episode 11

Hammer Time

The Chefs prepare a dish for Oakland native MC Hammer. He will decide which dishes are too legit to quit. Then, Jonathan Waxman asks the Cheftestants to cook from significant and influential international food eras.
Episode 12

Wok This Way

The remaining chefs end up in San Fran's Chinatown at chef Martin Yan's M.Y. China to use woks for a sizzling quickfire challenge. Then Umami Burger Restaurateur Adam Fleischman tasks the chefs to create their own Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept.
Episode 13

Back Where It All Started

In San Francisco, the Chefs cook for Top Chef Master Traci Des Jardins for the Quickfire. Then, in the elimination challenge, the Chefs cook at Hubert Keller's legendary restaurant Fleur de Lys, and are tasked to prepare a Fleur-inspired dish.
Episode 14

Magic Hour

The three remaining chefs head to the finals in Las Vegas to battle it out in a high stakes challenge of cards and cuisine. While the winner of the first challenge gets whisked to the finale, the other three move on to cook for David Copperfield.
Episode 15

Finale

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 their families.

After the Knife: Nick

And the Top Chef Season 11 Winner Is. . .

One Last Breath Before Finale

After the Knife: Carlos

After the Knife: Shirley

The Cheftestants Are Tense

Friends or Foes?

Hawaiian Challenge

Nick Explodes

Behind the Kitchen Door: Directing

Mock Judges’ Table

Secrets from Top Chef New Orleans

After the Knife: Brian

The Final Service

The Fourth Loser

The Last Push

After the Knife: Stephanie

LCK Ep 10: Louis vs. Stephanie

Nick Explodes at Carlos

Old School vs. New School

Oysters With John Faverau

From New Orleans to Maui

After the Knife: Carrie

Behind the Kitchen Door: Sandee Birdsong

Critiquing Padma's Ponytail

Learning from Jacques Pépin

Spanish Versus French

Superstitions in the Top Chef Kitchen

After the Knife: Justin

Chefs Go Back to School

Emeril Lagasse’s Longest Job Interview Ever

Emeril’s NOLA: Questlove & Commander’s Palace

The Etouffee Quickfire

Knife Fight: Nicholas vs. Carlos

After the Knife: Travis

The Cheftestants’ Childhood Dishes

An Imperfect Biscuit

Nick’s Breakdown

Questlove’s Drumstick Quickfire

After the Knife: Sara

Behind the Kitchen Door: Building Restaurant Wars

Emeril’s NOLA: Cocktails at the Columns Hotel

LCK Ep 6: Louis vs. Sara

What’s This Curveball?

Service Is a Clusterf...

After the Knife: Janine

Behind the Kitchen Door: Building the Top Chef Story

Girls, Keep Kicking Ass!

LCK Ep 5: Janine vs. Louis

Leave the Egos at the Door

Stephanie Cmar: Nervous Nellie

Taking Down the Hog

Tempers Flare

After the Knife: Patty

The Cheftestants Party With Kermit Ruffins

Is Nick Too Sick to Compete?

LCK Ep 4: Janine vs. Patty

After the Knife: Bene

The Cheftestants Get a Breath of Fresh Air

Emeril’s NOLA: Camellia Grill

Behind the Kitchen Door: Building Lea Michele’s Halloween Party

Farm Fresh to Overcooked

Top Chef Gambling Ring

Like a Chef: 5-minute Sponge Cake

Like a Chef: Frenching a Chicken Breast

Like a Chef: Shucking Corn

Like a Chef: Utilizing Ginger Root

Andy Cohen Doesn’t Miss a Party

After the Knife: Bret

After the Knife: Ramon

About this Show

Top Chef

Top Chef offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of world class cookery and the restaurant business at the highest level. The series features seventeen aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of "Top Chef."

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