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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

Something Old, Something New

Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs battle it out in Charleston, SC. The new chefs must cook as many dishes as possible using a whole chicken. The veterans reimagine shrimp and grits. The chef with the worst dish in each group go head-to-head.
Episode 2

Southern Hospitality

The remaining 15 chefs join Tom, Padma and guest judge, Frank Lee, for a traditional shrimp boil. The chefs are divided up into the newcomers versus the returning chefs, to see who can put the better spin on a traditional lowcountry family meal.
Episode 3

Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

Padma and guest judge, Chris Cosentino divide the chefs into teams to compete in the Top Chef mise en place race. The same teams must go head-to-head and create a seven-course progressive meal with each dish featuring the same ingredient, the radish.
Episode 4

The Feast of Seven Trash Fishes

Padma and Nilou Motamed ring in the holiday by having the chefs create dishes using a bizarre collection of ingredients and tools inside gift boxes. For the elimination challenge, the chefs tackle a challenge based on the Feast of the Seven Fishes.
Episode 5

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Chef John Currence arrives to choose the best biscuit in the biscuit challenge. For elimination, barbecue master Rodney Scott tasks the chefs to work through the night to prepare a whole hog and three side dishes for 150 local BBQ lovers.
Episode 6

A Southern Legend

US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, challenges the chefs to make healthy vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods. Chef Alexander Smalls and author Toni Tipton-Martin ask the chefs to pay homage to the matriarch of Southern cuisine.
Episode 7


For their Quickfire Challenge, the chefs to cook dishes using ingredients corresponding to the element of their zodiac sign. Returning guest judge Graham Elliot splits the chefs into teams to throw a pirate-themed party.
Episode 8

Restaurant Wars

The remaining chefs divide into two teams to design a restaurant. Chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara task the teams to take over the same space on separate nights, meaning one lucky team gets an extra day to refine their concept.
Episode 9

For the Kids

Michael Voltaggio puts the chef's palates to the test with a blindfolded taste experiment. For the elimination, the chefs are asked to draw inspiration from their childhood to create dishes for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital charity gala.
Episode 10

Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies

The competitors start their day boarding a boat with Tom Colicchio, who gives them a lesson in shrimpin’. For the elimination challenge, they prepare a brunch for the famed Charleston Hat Ladies. They must create breakfast and lunch hybrid dishes.
Episode 11

Adiós Charleston, Hello James Beard

The final four chefs cook impromptu dishes while instructing mystery partners who happen to be their visiting family members. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs are tasked with creating a dish that represents their Top Chef journey so far.
Episode 12

Cooking Away in Margaritaville

The finals begin in Guadalajara, Mexico as the remaining chefs face off against the winner of Last Chance Kitchen. At the Patrón Hacienda, the chefs are tasked to pair their own unique cocktail with a dish that incorporates the notes of a margarita.
Episode 13

Trial by Fire

The three remaining chefs head to the Yucatan Peninsula and are challenged to make a dish showcasing the flavor, complexity and heat of the legendary local habanero. The chefs will cook in an ancient cenote, or sinkhole, for a table of judges.
Episode 14

Comida Final

The final two chefs face-off to earn the coveted title of Top Chef. The finalists will cook an epic four-course progressive meal. The chefs must impress a dining room filled with their families, returning judges and distinguished chefs.

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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