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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

The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking

“Top Chef” Kentucky begins as fifteen of the country’s finest chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs. After a lightning fast Quickfire, the Chefs are challenged to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred.
Episode 2

Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo

A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special Quickfire delivery. The Chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest distillery in America to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics
Episode 3

Naughty and Nice

The chefs are presented 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 Chrismas dinner.
Episode 4

Surprise… it’s Restaurant Wars

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.
Episode 5

Restaurant Wars Part 2

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.
Episode 6

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 immediately begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails.
Episode 7


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.
Episode 8

Whatever Floats Your Boat

With more shoreline than Florida, Kentucky is a hotbed for houseboats. Mega-chef Emeril Lagasse joins Padma, Tom and Nilou along with Captains Sandy and Lee from Below Deck for some houseboat hysteria.
Episode 9

Music City USA

The chefs take a roadtrip to Nashville and have the honor of cooking on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for country music sensation Hunter Hayes. Then they cook for Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge, and Chef Jonathan Waxman.
Episode 10

Hoop Dreams

Kentucky based Top Chef alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that’s part trivia, part culinary creativity. Then, the Chefs head to Rupp Arena where legendary basketball Coach John Calipari and the UK Wildcats host a concession stand cook-off.
Episode 11

The Greatest

Top Chef can’t go to Kentucky without taking a turn at fried chicken. After the finger licking goodness, the Chefs turn their attention to another Kentucky legend, the Louisville Lip, boxer and philanthropist Muhammad Ali.
Episode 12

Kentucky Farewell

All season the chefs have been growing gardens at their Kentucky estate. Tom challenges them to make a dish focused on their garden harvest. Then, the chefs head to Keeneland to bid on luxury ingredients for dishes to show gratitude to their mentors.
Episode 13

Holy Macau!

The final five chefs travel to the Chinese territory of Macau for the remaining battles of the competition.
Episode 14

The Tao of Macau

The day has come when the final four chefs must cook with the world's smelliest fruit durian. This infamous fruit is a delicacy in Macau.
Episode 15


It’s the final showdown and the top three chefs must create the best four course meal of their lives. And if the pressure isn't already high enough, Tom reveals in a twisted turn of events only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu.

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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