Top Chef: All Stars

2006, TV Show

Top Chef Season 8 episodes

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

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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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