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Top Chef Season 5 episodes

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

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Premiered: March 08, 2006, on Bravo
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Premise: A reality competition in which aspiring chefs compete for culinary stardom. Each episode features two challenges---a short test of basic cooking skills and an elimination challenge, in which one failing contestant is sent packing.

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