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Top Chef Season 17 Episodes

14 Episodes 2020 -

Episode 1

It's Like They Never Left!

Thu, Mar 19, 2020 60 mins

A mise-en-place challenge set at the historic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles kicks off an intense battle between 15 of the competition's fiercest challengers. Then, the first elimination challenge takes the Chefs to the beach to cook a seafood meal – however, their only heat source will be fire.

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Episode 2

The Jonathan Gold Standard

Thu, Mar 26, 2020 60 mins

In honor of the late food critic, Jonathan Gold, the chefs head to different food establishments from his last guide list.

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Episode 3

Strokes of Genius

Thu, Apr 2, 2020 60 mins

Ali Wong and Randall Park joins in for a Quickfire Challenge of making the most eccentric fried rice.

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Episode 4

You're So Fresh!

Thu, Apr 9, 2020 60 mins

Kelly Clarkson joins the kitchen for a Quickfire where chefs must combine colorful ingredients to make one dish.

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Episode 5

Bring Your Loved One to Work

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 60 mins

The chefs try to reproduce what their loved one is eating in the Quickfire round. Later on, they need to produce a signature product for the food festival.

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Episode 6

Get Your Phil

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 60 mins

Padma gets a real rise out of the chefs when she tasks them to make a Quickfire dish without any All-Purpose flour. Instead chefs must work with alternative flours from Blue Corn and Buckwheat to Coconut and Hazelnut. James Beard Award-Winning Chef Chris Bianco serves as the guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge.

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Episode 7

Pitch Perfect

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 60 mins

The remaining chefs are given a taco throw down challenge.

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Episode 8

Restaurant Wars

Thu, May 7, 2020 60 mins

The chefs are given the freedom to shop wherever they want and prepare as much food as they want.

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Episode 9

Cabin Fever

Thu, May 14, 2020 60 mins

The chefs head to the mountains, a few hours outside of Los Angeles to go to Summer Camp where they are challenged to an outdoor grilling Quickfire for Padma and "Top Chef" Kentucky winner Kelsey Barnard Clark. Before the sun rises, the chefs get to work on an upscale brunch buffet for 200 moms vacationing at the camp using a very limited stock pantry. It'll take more than s'mores and a round of kumbayas to impress the moms.

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Episode 10

Colossal Coliseum Kaiseki

Thu, May 21, 2020 60 mins

With only six chefs remaining, the challenges get even more difficult, when pastry super-chef Sherry Yard awaits the All Stars for a dreaded dessert Quickfire.

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Episode 11

Michael's Santa Monica

Thu, May 28, 2020 60 mins

Tom makes his final decision from Last Chance Kitchen on who should return to the competition. Then the chefs take off in a Quickfire with Padma and Jonathan Waxman making a two-course Business-Class dish for an airline. For their final challenge in Los Angeles before jetting off to Italy for the finale, the chefs go to Michael's Santa Monica.

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Episode 12


Thu, Jun 4, 2020 60 mins

The final five chefs flew to Italy and serve aperitivo paired with Peroni beer for 30 town locals. They also experienced hunting for the elusive white truffle and make it the highlight of their respective dishes for the Tuscan Food Festival.

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Episode 13


Thu, Jun 11, 2020 60 mins

The remaining chef contestants are flown to Parma, Italy heading into the finale. For their challenge, they must feature in their dishes the two most famous products of the region: Prosciutto di Parma ham, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. They will serve their creations to a panel of Michelin stars chefs.

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Episode 14


Thu, Jun 18, 2020 60 mins

In an epic Italian showdown, the final three All Stars cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize. To win, all they'll need to impress not only the judges - Tom, Padma, Gail and Nilou Motamed, but also culinary superstars Mauro Colagreco, Clare Smyth, Marcus Samuelsson, Janice Wong, Tony Mantuano, Eighth Generation Italian Butcher Dario Cecchini and Food & Wine magazine's Hunter Lewis.

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