Top Chef: All Stars

2006, TV Show

Top Chef episodes

Feb 05, 2014: Finale
Jan 29, 2014: Maui Wowie
Jan 22, 2014: Leaving New Orleans
Jan 15, 2014: Po' Boy Smackdown
Jan 08, 2014: Oui Si a Challenge
Jan 01, 2014: Mississippi Mud Bags
Dec 18, 2013: Giving It the College Try
Dec 11, 2013: Like Mama Made
Dec 04, 2013: Restaurant Wars
Nov 20, 2013: Piggin' Out
Nov 13, 2013: Jazz Hands
Nov 06, 2013: Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside
Oct 30, 2013: Lea Michele's Halloween Bash
Oct 23, 2013: Captain Vietnam
Oct 16, 2013: Commander's Palace
Oct 09, 2013: Rebuilding New Orleans
Oct 02, 2013: Soiree in the Swamp
Feb 27, 2013: Finale Part 2
Feb 20, 2013: Finale Part 1
Feb 13, 2013: Glacial Gourmand
Feb 06, 2013: Kings of Alaska
Jan 30, 2013: Chefs at Sea
Jan 23, 2013: Wolfgang Clucks
Jan 16, 2013: Restaurant Wars
Jan 09, 2013: Battle Before the War
Jan 02, 2013: Something's Fishy
Dec 26, 2012: Jalapeno Business
Dec 19, 2012: Foiled Again
Dec 12, 2012: Even the Famous Come Home
Dec 05, 2012: Pike Place Pickle
Nov 28, 2012: 50's Food Flashback
Nov 21, 2012: Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse
Nov 14, 2012: A Shock at the Space Needle
Nov 07, 2012: The Ultimate Chef Test
Mar 07, 2012: Reunion
Feb 29, 2012: Finale
Feb 22, 2012: Fire and Ice
Feb 15, 2012: Culinary Games
Feb 08, 2012: Mentors
Feb 01, 2012: Bike, Borrow & Steal
Jan 25, 2012: Block Party
Jan 18, 2012: Fit for an Evil Queen
Jan 11, 2012: Restaurant Wars
Jan 04, 2012: BBQ Pit Wars
Dec 21, 2011: Tribute Dinner
Dec 14, 2011: Game On
Dec 07, 2011: Higher Steaks
Nov 30, 2011: Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party
Nov 23, 2011: Red Hot Chili Cook Off
Nov 16, 2011: Quinceanera
Nov 09, 2011: The Heat Is On
Nov 02, 2011: Everything's Bigger in Texas
Apr 06, 2011: Reunion Special
Mar 30, 2011: Finale
Mar 23, 2011: Last Supper
Mar 16, 2011: Island Fever
Mar 09, 2011: Fit for a King
Mar 02, 2011: Give Me Your Huddled Masses
Feb 23, 2011: For the Gulf
Feb 16, 2011: Lock Down
Feb 09, 2011: Feeding Fallon
Feb 02, 2011: An Offer They Can't Refuse
Jan 19, 2011: Restaurant Wars: One Night Only
Jan 12, 2011: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Jan 05, 2011: Dim Sum Lose Sum
Dec 22, 2010: Advantage Chef
Dec 15, 2010: New York's Finest
Dec 08, 2010: Night at the Museum
Dec 01, 2010: History Never Repeats
Sep 22, 2010: Reunion Special
Sep 15, 2010: Finale Part 2
Sep 08, 2010: Finale Part 1
Sep 01, 2010: Gastro-nauts
Aug 25, 2010: Making Concessions
Aug 18, 2010: Covert Cuisine
Aug 11, 2010: Restaurant Wars
Aug 04, 2010: Foreign Affairs
Jul 28, 2010: Power Lunch
Jul 21, 2010: Cold War
Jul 14, 2010: Farm Policy
Jul 07, 2010: Room Service
Jun 30, 2010: Capitol Grill
Jun 23, 2010: Outside the Lunch Box
Jun 16, 2010: House of Chef-presentatives
Dec 16, 2009: Watch What Happens Reunion
Dec 09, 2009: Season Finale Part 2
Dec 02, 2009: Season Finale Part 1
Nov 18, 2009: Goodbye to Vegas
Nov 11, 2009: Strip Around the World
Nov 04, 2009: All-Stars Dinner
Oct 28, 2009: Meat Natalie
Oct 21, 2009: Restaurant Wars
Oct 14, 2009: Pigs and Pinot
Oct 07, 2009: Dinner Party
Sep 23, 2009: Penn & Teller
Sep 16, 2009: Camping
Sep 09, 2009: Vivre Las Vegas
Sep 02, 2009: Thunderbirds
Aug 26, 2009: Bachelor/Ette Party
Aug 19, 2009: Sin City Vice
Mar 04, 2009: Reunion
Feb 25, 2009: Season Finale Part 2
Feb 18, 2009: Finale Part 1
Feb 11, 2009: The Last Supper
Feb 04, 2009: Le Bernardin
Jan 28, 2009: Super Bowl Chef Showdown
Jan 21, 2009: Restaurant Wars
Jan 14, 2009: Down on the Farm
Jan 07, 2009: Focus Group
Dec 17, 2008: 12 Days of Christmas
Dec 10, 2008: Gail's Bridal Shower
Dec 03, 2008: Today Show
Nov 26, 2008: Foo Fighters Thanksgiving
Nov 19, 2008: Show Your Craft
Nov 12, 2008: Melting Pot
Jun 18, 2008: Reunion
Jun 11, 2008: Finale Part 2
Jun 04, 2008: Finale Part 1
May 28, 2008: High Steaks
May 21, 2008: Restaurant Wars
May 14, 2008: Serve and Protect
May 07, 2008: Wedding Wars
Apr 30, 2008: Common Threads
Apr 23, 2008: Improv
Apr 16, 2008: Tailgating
Apr 09, 2008: The Elements
Apr 02, 2008: Film Food
Mar 26, 2008: Block Party
Mar 19, 2008: Zoo Food
Mar 12, 2008: Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better
Dec 06, 2007: Holiday Special
Oct 10, 2007: Reunion
Oct 03, 2007: Finale Part 2
Sep 26, 2007: Finale Part 1
Sep 19, 2007: Manhattan Project
Sep 12, 2007: Snacks on a Plane
Sep 05, 2007: Chef Overboard
Aug 22, 2007: Second Helping
Aug 15, 2007: Restaurant Wars
Aug 08, 2007: Guilty Pleasures
Aug 01, 2007: Freezer Burn
Jul 25, 2007: Reunion
Jul 18, 2007: Latin Lunch
Jul 11, 2007: Cooking by Numbers
Jun 27, 2007: Family Favorites
Jun 20, 2007: Sunny Delights
Jun 13, 2007: First Impressions
Jun 06, 2007: 4-Star All-Stars
Jan 31, 2007: Finale
Jan 24, 2007: Finale: Part 1
Jan 17, 2007: Sense and Sensuality
Jan 10, 2007: Unhappy Customers
Jan 03, 2007: Seven
Dec 13, 2006: Holiday Spirit
Dec 06, 2006: The Raw and the Cooked
Nov 22, 2006: Thanksgiving
Nov 15, 2006: Social Service
Nov 08, 2006: Less Is More
Nov 01, 2006: Food for the People
Oct 25, 2006: Eastern Promise
Oct 18, 2006: Into the Fire
May 24, 2006: Finale Part 2
May 17, 2006: Finale Part 1
May 10, 2006: Reunion
May 03, 2006: Napa's Finest
Apr 26, 2006: Wedding Bell Blues
Apr 19, 2006: Restaurant Wars
Apr 12, 2006: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Apr 05, 2006: Blind Confusion
Mar 29, 2006: Food on the Fly
Mar 22, 2006: Nasty Delights
Mar 15, 2006: Food of Love
Mar 08, 2006: Who Deserves to Be Here

Finale Season 11, Episode 17

In the Season 11 finale, the remaining two chefs open pop-up restaurants, after which the winner is crowned. read more

Maui Wowie Season 11, Episode 16

The remaining chefs land in Hawaii, where they prepare food fare featuring Spam. Also: a double elimination. read more

Leaving New Orleans Season 11, Episode 15

The chefs battle for a new car in tests presented by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Later, the foodies demonstrate how New Orleans has inspired their dishes. Appearing: Douglas Keane, Grant Achatz and Andrew Carmellini. read more

Po' Boy Smackdown Season 11, Episode 14

The chefs create po' boys, then are tasked to prepare their personal culinary visions on a plate. Appearing: Jon Favreau and Roy Choi. read more

Oui Si a Challenge Season 11, Episode 13

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. read more

Mississippi Mud Bags Season 11, Episode 12

The chefs serve up étouffée, then honor local cuisine by preparing two types of seafood. Chef John Besh is the guest judge. read more

Giving It the College Try Season 11, Episode 11

Musician Questlove samples various poultry drumsticks. Later, the chefs serve up food fare to incoming students at Louisiana State University. read more

Like Mama Made Season 11, Episode 10

The foodies create dishes that remind them of home. Appearing: actor Anthony Mackie and chef Leah Chase. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 11, Episode 9

The "Restaurant Wars" challenge tasks the chefs to create pop-up eateries. The judges' panel includes David Chang. read more

Piggin' Out Season 11, Episode 8

The chefs must whip up hot sauce for musician Dr. John. The focus is then pork when they cook up a 300-pound hog. read more

Jazz Hands Season 11, Episode 7

The chefs participate in a culinary version of musical chairs. Later, they prepare dishes for musicians at a potluck event hosted by New Orleans jazz performer Kermit Ruffins. read more

Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside Season 11, Episode 6

The foodies create dishes from the creole tomato. They must then impress cooks at chef John Besh's restaurants in a farm-to-table challenge. read more

Lea Michele's Halloween Bash Season 11, Episode 5

There are culinary tricks and treats when the chefs must cater a Halloween party for actress Lea Michele. read more

Captain Vietnam Season 11, Episode 4

The chefs learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture and customs, then serve up a multicourse Vietnamese meal. Guest judge: Eddie Huang. read more

Commander's Palace Season 11, Episode 3

The chefs reinvent items on a worst food-trends list. Later, they must replicate dishes from a notable New Orleans restaurant. Guest judges: Paul Prudhomme and Tory McPhail. read more

Rebuilding New Orleans Season 11, Episode 2

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. read more

Soiree in the Swamp Season 11, Episode 1

Season 11 opens with chefs battling for culinary honors in New Orleans. Here, the foodies must cook with either alligator, frog or turtle. read more

Finale Part 2 Season 10, Episode 17

The "Top Chef" winner is crowned in the conclusion of the two-part Season 10 finale. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 10, Episode 16

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. read more

Glacial Gourmand Season 10, Episode 15

Adventure awaits the chefs in a glacial-theme test. Later, a meal prepared by Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Roy Choi sets the stage for an elimination challenge. read more

Kings of Alaska Season 10, Episode 14

The foodies dock in Juneau, Alaska, and must prove their culinary worth with a local delicacy, king crab. Then, they're tasked with giving their own spin to salmon-and-sourdough dishes. Sean Brock is the guest judge. read more

Chefs at Sea Season 10, Episode 13

The chefs set sail for Alaska on a cruise ship, where they must transform iceberg lettuce into a tasty bite-size appetizer. Later, they reinvent the classic surf-and-turf dish. Curtis Stone is the guest judge. read more

Wolfgang Clucks Season 10, Episode 12

Sushi dishes test the chefs. Later, they prepare a fried-chicken dinner for a table of culinary judges that includes David Chang, Michelle Bernstein, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 10, Episode 11

The men square off against the women in the all-encompassing "Restaurant Wars" challenge. Here, eateries are built from the ground up and the chefs try to please the palate of restaurateur Danny Meyer. read more

Battle Before the War Season 10, Episode 10

The foodies set out to impress celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Then, the sweeping and traditional "Restaurant Wars" challenge kicks off, as the group offers new culinary concepts at a Seattle food event. read more

Something's Fishy Season 10, Episode 9

The contestants' knife skills are put to the test. Later, memorable moments in "Top Chef" history are recalled and celebrated. Judges include Wolfgang Puck, Wylie Dufresne, Jonathan Waxman and Chris Cosentino. read more

Jalapeno Business Season 10, Episode 8

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. read more

Foiled Again Season 10, Episode 7

An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil tests the chefs. Also: head-to-head battles. Former contestant Stephanie Izard is the guest judge. read more

Even the Famous Come Home Season 10, Episode 6

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. read more

Pike Place Pickle Season 10, Episode 5

The chefs' culinary skills are tested at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Included: They must please palates with rare ingredients. read more

50's Food Flashback Season 10, Episode 4

The chefs must work with two slabs of beef. Later, they reinvent a 1950s menu and serve up classic fare. read more

Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse Season 10, Episode 3

The foodies serve up assorted dumplings featuring various global tastes. Then, it's a battle between Emeril Lagasse and Tom Colicchio when the two celebrity chefs lead teams in a grand-scale Thanksgiving-theme challenge. Guest judge: Dana Cowin. read more

A Shock at the Space Needle Season 10, Episode 2

The Seattle-based contest heats up with a game-changing surprise twist. Guest judge: Tom Douglas. read more

The Ultimate Chef Test Season 10, Episode 1

Season 10 opens with 21 chefs battling for culinary honors in Seattle. read more

Reunion Season 9, Episode 18

A reunion edition featuring the Season 9 chefs. read more

Finale Season 9, Episode 17

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. read more

Fire and Ice Season 9, Episode 16

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 cocktail. read more

Culinary Games Season 9, Episode 15

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. read more

Mentors Season 9, Episode 14

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. read more

Bike, Borrow & Steal Season 9, Episode 13

The chefs are charged with creating imaginative pancakes for Pee-wee Herman. Later, they hit the streets of San Antonio with a bike to gather ingredients for Pee-wee's big dinner party. read more

Block Party Season 9, Episode 12

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. read more

Fit for an Evil Queen Season 9, Episode 11

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. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 9, Episode 10

The still-standing chefs sharpen their knives for the time-honored fan-favorite "Restaurant Wars" test. The all-encompassing culinary challenge tasks them to create an eatery, from its signage and logos to its menus and meals. read more

BBQ Pit Wars Season 9, Episode 9

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. read more

Tribute Dinner Season 9, Episode 8

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. read more

Game On Season 9, Episode 7

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. read more

Higher Steaks Season 9, Episode 6

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. read more

Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party Season 9, Episode 5

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. read more

Red Hot Chili Cook Off Season 9, Episode 4

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. read more

Quinceanera Season 9, Episode 3

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. read more

The Heat Is On Season 9, Episode 2

Aspiring culinary contestants try to win a coveted slot in the final 16. read more

Everything's Bigger in Texas Season 9, Episode 1

Season 9 opens with 29 chef-testants invading the Lone Star State to prove their culinary worth, but only 16 of them will advance in the competition. read more

Reunion Special Season 8, Episode 17

Host Andy Cohen serves up a reunion edition featuring the regrouped all-star food fighters, who dish on the raw antics and well-done dramas of Season 8. Appearing: series host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. read more

Finale Season 8, Episode 16

In the Season 8 finale, the final all-star food fighters try to seal the deal with an ideal meal. Afterward, the winning chef is revealed. read more

Last Supper Season 8, Episode 15

The still-standing chefs fashion a challenge for their fellow contestants in Season 8's final Quickfire. Then, they dish up a "last supper" for celebrity chefs Masaharu Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein. read more

Island Fever Season 8, Episode 14

In the Bahamas, the meal maestros cater a high-end lunch party for a yacht club's 80th anniversary and serve up Bahamian delicacies---including conch, which they themselves must catch in the ocean. Lorena Garcia is the guest judge. read more

Fit for a King Season 8, Episode 13

The chefs set sail for the Bahamas, and each participates in a culinary duel against the person who was crowned the winner during their first stint on the show. Later, they create meals for Bahamian royalty, but it's a royal pain with limited cooking equipment. read more

Give Me Your Huddled Masses Season 8, Episode 12

The chefs create food fare on the open water. Later, they journey to Ellis Island to whip up dishes based on their family tree. read more

For the Gulf Season 8, Episode 11

The remaining meal mavens employ a deep fryer in an attempt to please culinary star Paula Deen's precise palate. Later, the chefs serve up seafood at an event that benefits fishermen of the Gulf region. Deen and chef John Besh are guest judges. read more

Lock Down Season 8, Episode 10

The culinarians concoct cookies in a bid to impress "Sesame Street" denizens Cookie Monster, Telly and Elmo. Later, the chefs commandeer a store and whip up dishes from items found in the aisles. read more

Feeding Fallon Season 8, Episode 9

The chefs prepare fondue. Later, they cater late-night talker Jimmy Fallon's birthday party. Fallon serves as guest judge. read more

An Offer They Can't Refuse Season 8, Episode 8

The contestants' presentation and plating techniques are evaluated. Later, they must create a traditional three-course Italian meal. Designer Isaac Mizrahi and actress Lorraine Bracco are the guest judges. read more

Restaurant Wars: One Night Only Season 8, Episode 7

The chefs get hooked into a fish-fillet contest at an elite seafood restaurant. In a unique Restaurant Wars test that follows, they must establish "one night only" eateries under the stars in New York City. read more

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Season 8, Episode 6

The remaining culinary all-stars hook and cook a fish dish for a summer's end beach party. read more

Dim Sum Lose Sum Season 8, Episode 5

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. read more

Advantage Chef Season 8, Episode 4

The chefs prepare a holiday stuffing dish without the benefit of any kitchen tools or knives. Later, they hold court by catering a bash for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. read more

New York's Finest Season 8, Episode 3

The chefs square off in a relay race that tests their culinary skills, speed and accuracy with a knife. Later, they serve up food fare in four top-notch New York restaurants. read more

Night at the Museum Season 8, Episode 2

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 1 host Katie Lee Joel returning to guest judge. read more

History Never Repeats Season 8, Episode 1

Season 8 opens with 18 past contestants returning to compete in New York City-based culinary heats. They are challenged to re-create the ill-fated dish that caused their elimination during their previous stint on the show. Among the returnees: Richard Blais; Tiffani Faison; Spike Mendelsohn; Angelo Sosa; Marcel Vigneron; and Fabio Viviani. Anthony Bourdain serves as a seasonal judge. read more

Reunion Special Season 7, Episode 15

Andy Cohen hosts a reunion installment featuring the reassembled culinarians, who dish on Season 7's well-seasoned dramas and field viewer questions. Series figures Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Eric Ripert are also on hand. read more

Finale Part 2 Season 7, Episode 14

Piping-hot pressure marks the conclusion of the Season 7 finale. The final three chefs try to seal the deal with an expert meal, after which the season's winner is revealed. The victor earns $125,000. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 7, Episode 13

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. read more

Gastro-nauts Season 7, Episode 12

A space odyssey ensues when the remaining chefs must produce tasty space-food creations. The winning dish is then served in space. Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin makes an appearance. Anthony Bourdain and Dana Cowin are the guest judges. read more

Making Concessions Season 7, Episode 11

The six remaining culinarians play ball, commandeering two baseball concession stands at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. They step up to the plate to create game snacks, adding a high-end culinary quality to the fare. Baseball players Adam Dunn, Matt Capps and John Lannan make appearances. Rick Moonen is the guest judge. read more

Covert Cuisine Season 7, Episode 10

Mystery and spyjinks abound when items in a mystery box challenge the chefs, who must then transform famous dishes into different culinary fare. They serve up their creations inside closely guarded CIA headquarters to CIA director Leon Panetta and his allies. Wylie Dufresne is the guest judge. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 7, Episode 9

The chefs battle in a culinary relay race---while blindfolded. Then it's time for the time-honored "Restaurant Wars" challenge, in which the chefs are divided into teams and run an eatery. Guest judges include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) and food critic Frank Bruni. read more

Foreign Affairs Season 7, Episode 8

The culinarians prepare Ethiopian food, then serve up dishes inspired by a foreign embassy. Chefs Marcus Samuelsson and Jose Andres serve on the judging panel. read more

Power Lunch Season 7, Episode 7

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 Savannah Guthrie. read more

Cold War Season 7, Episode 6

The contest heats up when the chefs create cold entrées. Chef Michelle Bernstein is the guest judge. read more

Farm Policy Season 7, Episode 5

It's a fab crab grab when the meal mavens must cook with an Eastern Shore delicacy---blue-crab meat. Later, they visit a Virginia farm to serve up fare with fresh ingredients. Chef and restaurateur Patrick O'Connell serves as guest judge. read more

Room Service Season 7, Episode 4

The food fighters must whip up baby food for host Padma Lakshmi's newborn infant. Then they are split into teams of two to create room-service breakfast, lunch and dinner for discerning hotel guests. Appearing: former contestants Bryan Voltaggio, Michael Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn. Restaurant-concepts maven Beth Scott and organic-foods chef Nora Pouillon are the guest judges. read more

Capitol Grill Season 7, Episode 3

It's a dessert storm when the remaining chefs must create a pie from scratch. Later, the contestants are charged with grilling up a classic picnic for Capitol Hill interns. Jonathan Waxman is the guest judge. read more

Outside the Lunch Box Season 7, Episode 2

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. read more

House of Chef-presentatives Season 7, Episode 1

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. read more

Watch What Happens Reunion Season 6, Episode 15

Host Andy Cohen serves up a reunion edition featuring the reassembled Season 6 chefs, who cook up more culinary drama while dishing on the highs and lows of the season. Appearing: Padma Lakshmi; Tom Colicchio; Gail Simmons; Toby Young. read more

Season Finale Part 2 Season 6, Episode 14

The winning chef is revealed in the conclusion of the two-part Season 6 finale. Based in Napa Valley, the challenge tasks the Final 3 to create a three-course meal, but there's an obligatory twist. Appearing: Bill Terlato, Donatella Arpaia, Stephen Starr, Drew Nieporent, Sam Nazarian and Doug Keane. read more

Season Finale Part 1 Season 6, Episode 13

The scene shifts from Sin City to Napa Valley, Cal., in Part 1 of the two-part Season 6 finale. The four remaining chefs try to seal the deal with an ideal meal in the penultimate challenge. Chef Michael Chiarello is the guest judge. read more

Goodbye to Vegas Season 6, Episode 12

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, Timothy Hollingsworth, Alessandro Stratta and Traci Des Jardins. read more

Strip Around the World Season 6, Episode 11

The six remaining contestants check in to create a hotel-themed breakfast-in-bed dish. Author and culinary personality Nigella Lawson is the guest judge. read more

All-Stars Dinner

Fan-favorite series contestants from past seasons return to dish out culinary fare and dish on memorable moments in a full-course event hosted by Season 5 chef Fabio Viviani. The cooks include Tiffani Faison, Harold Dieterle, Marcel Vigneron, Ilan Hall, Dale Levitski, Casey Thompson, Hung Huynh, Richard Blais, Lisa Fernandes, Carla Hall and Stefan Richter. read more

Meat Natalie Season 6, Episode 10

A list of television shows compiled by TV GUIDE editors inspires the cooks to serve up a TV dinner. Later, the chefs create a culinary spread for actress Natalie Portman and her posse at a Vegas restaurant owned by Tom Colicchio. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 6, Episode 9

The galloping gourmets take on the sprawling and time-tested "Restaurant Wars" challenge, in which they must manage all aspects of a restaurant owned by "Top Chef Masters" player Rick Moonen. The tasks include serving, cooking and hosting. Moonen serves up a guest-judge turn. read more

Pigs and Pinot Season 6, Episode 8

Pork and wine revolve around the chefs' task to host a "Pigs and Pinot" affair. Charlie Palmer is the guest judge. read more

Dinner Party Season 6, Episode 7

The chefs try to hit the jackpot when the results of a slot machine define the guidelines for the quickfire challenge. They then serve up a special dinner for a culinary-council collective. Appearing: Tyler Florence; Tom Douglas; Nancy Silverton; Govind Armstrong; and Takashi Yagihashi. Florence also serves as the guest judge. read more

Penn & Teller Season 6, Episode 6

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. read more

Camping Season 6, Episode 5

The challenge gets campy when the food fighters visit a campsite 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. read more

Vivre Las Vegas Season 6, Episode 4

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. read more

Thunderbirds Season 6, Episode 3

The chefs fly high when they create food fare for a renowned aircraft demonstration squadron---the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Restaurateur Mark Peel serves as guest judge. read more

Bachelor/Ette Party Season 6, Episode 2

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. read more

Sin City Vice Season 6, Episode 1

It's viva Las Vegas when 17 fresh chefs infiltrate the gambling mecca to compete in culinary challenges in the Season 6 opener. Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Toby Young return in their series roles. read more

Reunion Season 5, Episode 15

Host Andy Cohen serves up a reunion edition, in which Season 5's chefs and series principals Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Toby Young gather together to dish on the season's savory triumphs and bitter-tasting dramas. The culinary contingent also fields viewer inquiries. read more

Season Finale Part 2 Season 5, Episode 14

The winning chef is revealed in the conclusion of the Season 5 finale, which is set in New Orleans. Appearing: musician Branford Marsalis; culinary figures Susan Spicer, John Besh, Rocco DiSpirito and Hubert Keller. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 5, Episode 13

In Part 1 of the two-part Season 5 finale, the final chefs journey from New York City to New Orleans. It won't be easy in the Big Easy: The chefs must kick it up a notch when celeb chef and guest judge Emeril Lagasse appraises their culinary moves. read more

The Last Supper Season 5, Episode 12

Chef Wylie Dufresne and celebrity cook Jacques Pepin are the guest judges when the remaining foodies prove their culinary mettle while cooking for famed master chefs, including Dufresne, Pepin, Marcus Samuelsson and Lidia Bastianich. read more

Le Bernardin Season 5, Episode 11

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. read more

Super Bowl Chef Showdown Season 5, Episode 10

The Super Bowl is saluted when the foodies go the extra yard in a football-themed culinary cook-off against former series players, including Season 4's Andrew and Spike, Season 3's Camille and Season 2's Josie. Chef Scott Conant is the guest judge. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 5, Episode 9

The remaining chefs participate in the show's traditional and all-encompassing "restaurant wars" challenge, in which they must create all aspects of an eatery in only 24 hours. Restaurateur Stephen Starr is the guest judge. read more

Down on the Farm Season 5, Episode 8

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. read more

Focus Group Season 5, Episode 7

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. read more

12 Days of Christmas Season 5, Episode 6

A holiday-themed outing is on the menu, with domestic guru Martha Stewart overseeing the quickfire challenge. Then, the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party hosted by actress and guest judge Natasha Richardson, with proceeds benefiting AIDS research. read more

Gail's Bridal Shower Season 5, Episode 5

The chefs cook up culinary courses at a bridal shower for series judge Gail Simmons. Magazine editor Dana Cowin is the guest judge. read more

Today Show Season 5, Episode 4

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. read more

Foo Fighters Thanksgiving Season 5, Episode 3

In a Thanksgiving-themed episode, the gastronomes try to rise to the top of the food charts by creating cuisine for the rock band Foo Fighters. Restaurateur Grant Achatz is the guest judge. read more

Show Your Craft Season 5, Episode 2

The culinary contestants must create and serve lunch fare to actual customers at a restaurant founded by head judge Tom Colicchio. Celebrity restaurateur Donatella Arpaia is the guest judge. read more

Melting Pot Season 5, Episode 1

The culinary-arts competition gets cooking with its Season 5 opener, featuring 17 new chefs descending on New York City. Their inaugural challenge: to serve up dishes based on ethnic flavors of the city's various districts. read more

Reunion Season 4, Episode 15

Host Andy Cohen serves up a reunion with Season 4's chefs, who dish on the four-star dramas and field viewer questions. Series regulars Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen make appearances. Also on the menu: The "fan favorite" winner is announced. read more

Finale Part 2 Season 4, Episode 14

It's the final chopping block in the conclusion of the Season 4 finale, as the remaining three foodies must create a traditional four-course tasting menu, after which the winning chef is announced. Chefs April Bloomfield, Dan Barber and Eric Ripert make appearances. The winner takes home $100,000 and scores a dream gourmet vacation. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 4, Episode 13

In Part 1 of the two-part Season 4 finale, the remaining four chefs journey to Puerto Rico to square off for the final three spots. While there, they go hog wild: They must create dishes using different parts of a whole pig. Chef Wilo Benet is the guest judge. read more

High Steaks Season 4, Episode 12

The "steaks" are high when the gastronomes must clean and butcher meat. Later, they cook up fare at a prime Chicago steakhouse. Chef and guest judge Rick Tramonto oversees their culinary work. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 4, Episode 11

The contest sizzles when the chefs must labor through a hectic breakfast rush at a greasy spoon. Later, the galloping gourmets participate in Restaurant Wars, as they must create and execute a restaurant concept. Anthony Bourdain and chef-restaurateur José Andrés are the guest judges. read more

Serve and Protect Season 4, Episode 10

The foodies mix it up with salads when they're tasked to modernize the leafy dish. In addition, the group must put a healthy twist on traditionally unhealthy fare, with Season 2 culinary contestant Sam Talbot returning to oversee their progress. read more

Wedding Wars Season 4, Episode 9

Speed and execution are the key ingredients when the contestants shuck, chop, cut and whip their way through a cuisine-themed relay race. Then, they must serve up culinary delicacies at a dream wedding. Pastry chef Gale Gand makes an appearance. read more

Common Threads Season 4, Episode 8

The gastronomic gang is challenged to transform a sole ingredient into a healthy meal. Then, a contingent of children helps the chefs devise a simple and nutritious meal for a family of four. Chef Art Smith makes an appearance. read more

Improv Season 4, Episode 7

It's a dessert storm when the chefs must create sweets. Then, food gets funny when comedy troupers from Chicago's Second City teach the cooks the fine art of improvisation. Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini is the guest judge. read more

Tailgating Season 4, Episode 6

The remaining chefs are tasked to create a dish that complements a drink. They then must tackle a tailgate meal. Windy City chef Paul Kahan is the guest judge. read more

The Elements Season 4, Episode 5

The budding chefs' taste buds are scrutinized in a taste test. Guest judge and chef Ming Tsai helps administer the exam. Later, the elimination challenge finds the contestants catering a high-class charity event using elements from the earth. read more

Film Food Season 4, Episode 4

The chefs are ripe for action when they transform vegetables into art. Then, the real world meets the reel world during a film-themed dinner party hosted by cinema pundit Richard Roeper. read more

Block Party Season 4, Episode 3

The culinary artists dish up fare at a neighborhood party, overseen by chef and Mexican cuisine master Rick Bayless. read more

Zoo Food Season 4, Episode 2

The culinary crew works with fresh fare from a farmers' market for the quick-fire competition. Then, they must cater a swanky event at a zoo. read more

Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better Season 4, Episode 1

The Season 4 opener is served up with 16 rising chefs competing in Chicago. Here, the foodies must put a signature spin on a Chicago culinary staple. Celeb chef Rocco DiSpirito serves as guest judge. read more

Holiday Special

Cuisine contestants from seasons past---including Stephen Asprinio, Tiffani Faison, Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron and Tre Wilcox---return to spice up the holidays in a cook-off featuring a prize of $20,000. Guest judges include Alfred Portale, Eric Ripert, Alan Wong, Elizabeth Falkner and Norman Van Aken. Host Padma Lakshmi heads the judges table with Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen. read more

Reunion Season 3, Episode 15

Andy Cohen presides over this reunion clip show, in which the Season 3 chefs gather with series host Padma Lakshmi, plus “Top Chef” figures Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen, to dish on the season's highs and woes. read more

Finale Part 2 Season 3, Episode 14

The winning chef is revealed in the conclusion of the two-part Season 3 finale. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 3, Episode 13

The heat is on when the final four chefs square off in Part 1 of the two-part Season 3 finale. read more

Manhattan Project Season 3, Episode 12

The remaining cooks attempt to re-create a signature dish by guest judge Sirio Maccioni. Afterward, they try to please the precise palates of various noted chefs. André Soltner is also a guest judge. read more

Snacks on a Plane Season 3, Episode 11

It's attitudes and altitudes when the chefs take off for a challenge on a plane. Culinary personality Jimmy Canora is the guest judge. read more

Chef Overboard Season 3, Episode 10

The cooks showcase their creative culinary aptitude in a supermarket-based challenge. They then plunge into a contest on the high seas and arrange a buffet. Chef Michael Schwartz is the guest judge. read more

Second Helping Season 3, Episode 9

The chefs must shuck, chop and whip in a culinary-based relay race. Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is the guest judge. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 3, Episode 8

There will likely be big beefs when the chefs are challenged to cook up bold burgers. Then, the gang must create a restaurant concept, complete with menu and meals. Chef Daniel Boulud is the guest judge. read more

Guilty Pleasures Season 3, Episode 7

It's a dessert storm when the culinary contestants work with ice cream and toppings. Then, they whip up quintessential snacks for hangovers. Chef Govind Armstrong is the guest judge. read more

Freezer Burn Season 3, Episode 6

The “chef-testants” are brought to their senses when they must identify ingredients by sight or taste. Afterward, they must work their culinary magic on frozen foods. Celeb chef Rocco DiSpirito (“The Restaurant”) is the guest judge. read more

Reunion

Andy Cohen presides over a reunion featuring series host Padma Lakshmi, judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen, plus past and present culinary contestants. Included: previously unseen footage and comments from contestants, including Harold Dieterle, Lee Anne Wong, Dave Martin and Ilan Hall. read more

Latin Lunch Season 3, Episode 5

It's a dessert storm when the chefs are challenged to create a sublime pie crust, after which they must cook up tasty fare for personalities of the Telemundo television network. Chef Maria Frumkin serves as guest judge. read more

Cooking by Numbers Season 3, Episode 4

The remaining chefs are challenged to whip up an appetizer to complement a popular mixed drink. Their culinary prowess must then impress members of Chaine des Rotisseurs, a prestigious gastronomic society. Mixologist Jamie Walker and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss serve as guest judges. read more

Family Favorites Season 3, Episode 3

The remaining culinary contingent works with Miami's fresh seafood and attempts to serve savory fare to Elks Club members. Chef Alfred Portale is the guest judge. read more

Sunny Delights Season 3, Episode 2

The heat is on when the chefs are assigned to cater a gourmet barbecue party. Chef Norman Van Aken serves as the guest judge. read more

First Impressions Season 3, Episode 1

In the third-season opener, 15 budding chefs descend upon Miami Beach, where they compete in a challenge for immunity and then must entertain author-chef Anthony Bourdain. Ted Allen (“Queer Eye”) serves as a judge this season. Padma Lakshmi hosts. read more

4-Star All-Stars

Culinary competitors from Seasons 1 and 2 gather together for a cook-off. Harold Dieterle, Stephen Asprinio, Tiffani Faison and Dave Martin are pitted against Ilan Hall, Sam Talbot, Elia Aboumrad and Marcel Vigneron. The two teams then serve up their fare to the Season 3 cast. read more

Finale Season 2, Episode 13

Conclusion. One of the final two cooks is crowned Top Chef on the Big Island of Hawaii. Here, the two are under fire as they must whip up the meal of their lives before a formidable table of culinary judges. One of the prizes: $100,000 in seed money to start a cooking career. read more

Finale: Part 1 Season 2, Episode 12

Part 1 of 2. The final four cooks journey to the Big Island of Hawaii. While there, they must prepare regional cuisine using the island's native ingredients---from fish to fruit---and stage a bountiful luau. Alan Wong is the guest judge. read more

Sense and Sensuality Season 2, Episode 11

A dessert storm brews when the remaining chefs dip into chocolate to create a sweet or savory dish. Eric Ripert serves as guest judge. read more

Unhappy Customers Season 2, Episode 10

The chefs work on a late-night snack. San Francisco restaurateur Mike Yakura is the guest judge. read more

Seven Season 2, Episode 9

Actress Debi Mazar makes an appearance in this colorful installment, which finds the chefs serving up a savory three-item creation using one of the hues of the rainbow. Ted Allen (“Queer Eye”) and chef Robert Ivan are guest judges. read more

Holiday Spirit Season 2, Episode 8

In a holiday-themed episode, the budding chefs must whip up a party appetizer and complement it with a cocktail. Mixologist Kristin Woodward is the guest judge. read more

The Raw and the Cooked Season 2, Episode 7

The chefs are challenged to whip up cuisine without the benefit of modern-day technology. Rafael Lunetta serves as guest judge. read more

Thanksgiving Season 2, Episode 6

The contestants cook up Thanksgiving dinner and are challenged to prepare cuisine using only canned goods. Anthony Bourdain serves as guest judge. read more

Social Service Season 2, Episode 5

Talents are truly tested when the chefs must create delectable fare from disgusting leftover animal parts, including chicken feet, pigs' blood and lamb hearts. Chef Michelle Bernstein serves as guest judge. read more

Less Is More Season 2, Episode 4

The chefs are required to create amuse-bouche---bite-sized morsels similar to hors d'oeuvres. Then, in the second challenge, the group visits a weight-loss camp. Suzanne Goin serves as guest judge. read more

Food for the People Season 2, Episode 3

The remaining chefs make ice cream. Then, the heat is on when they create favorite childhood foods with the help of a firehouse staff. read more

Eastern Promise Season 2, Episode 2

The contestants endure a rude early-morning wake-up call to buy fresh produce at a fish market. They then have 30 minutes to prepare a sushi plate. Later, the group must create Korean and Vietnamese cuisine. Sushi expert Hiroshi Shima and celebrity chef Ming Tsai are guest judges. read more

Into the Fire Season 2, Episode 1

Fifteen diverse cooks take to the kitchen to vie for culinary honors. In the first challenge, they must create a flambé dish. Then, they must whip up original cuisine using five designated ingredients found in a mystery box. read more

Finale Part 2 Season 1, Episode 12

Conclusion. The winning cook is crowned. Lorraine Bracco serves as a guest judge. Prizes include $100,000 to help launch a culinary career. read more

Finale Part 1 Season 1, Episode 11

Part 1 of two. The tension boils over when the three remaining chefs journey to Las Vegas to compete in a room-service challenge. Chef Hubert Keller serves as a guest judge. read more

Reunion Season 1, Episode 10

The 12 aspiring chefs gather for a reunion episode, which features previously unseen footage and new interviews with the contestants and judges. The chefs also discuss how the series has impacted their personal and professional lives. read more

Napa's Finest Season 1, Episode 9

The remaining three aspiring chefs are challenged to craft a tasty recipe from junk food. Afterward, they must create a meal that features a shaving of pricey, highly valued white truffle, which they then present to a group of Napa Valley chefs, including Philippe Jeanty, Keith Luce, Greg Cole, James McDevitt, Cindy Pawlcyn, Victor J. Scargle, Douglas Keane, Todd Humphries and John Ash. read more

Wedding Bell Blues Season 1, Episode 8

The remaining chefs are challenged to pitch a wedding-catering concept to a gay couple intending to tie the knot. read more

Restaurant Wars Season 1, Episode 7

The remaining chefs are challenged to create a gourmet sandwich. Then, drama boils over when the group must devise and execute an innovative restaurant concept. read more

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Season 1, Episode 6

Culinary guru Ted Allen (“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”) challenges the remaining chef aspirants to whip up an inexpensive appetizer. Also: the group is tasked to cater a dinner party. read more

Blind Confusion Season 1, Episode 5

The chef wannabes are fed ethnic fare and challenged to identify the ingredients---while blindfolded. Then it's off to the streets of San Francisco, where they serve fusion cuisine from a handcart. Chef Mike Yakura serves as guest judge. read more

Food on the Fly Season 1, Episode 4

The remaining chefs are challenged to create tempting dishes using items available in a gas-station convenience store. Later, they are asked to cook for a group of working mothers. Chef Jefferson Hill serves as guest judge. read more

Nasty Delights Season 1, Episode 3

Things get a bit fishy when the aspiring chefs must create a tempting seafood plate from octopus. Then, they must prepare a menu for a group of children who prove to be quite demanding. San Francisco chef Laurent Manrique serves as guest judge. read more

Food of Love Season 1, Episode 2

The remaining chef wannabes are challenged to whip up sweet dishes with erotic overtones. San Francisco pastry chef Elizabeth Falkner serves as a guest judge. Katie Lee Joel hosts. read more

Who Deserves to Be Here Season 1, Episode 1

After the 12 aspiring cooks are introduced, they must survive 30 minutes under master chef Hubert Keller in the hectic kitchen of a San Francisco eatery. Then, the contestants' signature dishes are judged on their ingredients, preparation, presentation and, most importantly, taste. Katie Lee Joel hosts, with Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons serving as judges. read more

Top Chef Episode: "Holiday Special"

Episode Synopsis: Cuisine contestants from seasons past---including Stephen Asprinio, Tiffani Faison, Betty Fraser, Marcel Vigneron and Tre Wilcox---return to spice up the holidays in a cook-off featuring a prize of $20,000. Guest judges include Alfred Portale, Eric Ripert, Alan Wong, Elizabeth Falkner and Norman Van Aken. Host Padma Lakshmi heads the judges table with Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and Ted Allen.
Original Air Date: Dec 6, 2007
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