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Top Chef Masters is a reality television show that places chefs in competition with one another. All of the chefs in the show are considered to be masters in their profession. Most of them own their own restaurants and many of them have published cookbooks. They are considered to be the top of their field. All of the chefs are playing for the charity of their choice and the goal of the television show is for the chefs to win as much money as possible while avoiding elimination and cooking complex, difficult dishes.

Each episode involves a Quickfire Challenge and an Elimination Challenge. The Quickfire Challenge starts of the show. The chefs are given a cooking assignment, usually something with a distinctive ingredient and a time-limit, and are forced to create something on the spot. The dishes are then sampled by the host, Curtis Stone, and the week's guest judge. The winner of the Quickfire receives immunity from elimination and usually receives a financial award to the charity of his or her choice.

The next challenge is the Elimination Challenge. The Elimination Challenge also usually involves a specific ingredient or difficult dish, such as a wedding cake. Sometimes the cooks cook individually and sometimes they do as a team. At the completion of the challenge, the dish is tasted and critiqued by the judges and the bottom half of the chefs are called in to Judges' Chambers. In Judges' Chambers, the chefs learn what their mistakes were and one chef is eliminated from the competition. At the end of the season, only one chef will remain and he or she will be declared the winner.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
5 Seasons, 50 Episodes - Currently Airing
June 10, 2009
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Top Chef: Masters Full Episode Guide

  • In the fifth season finale, the three chefs give one last effort to impress the judges. The winner is announced.

  • The chefs create their version of a burger for a surprise guest critic. Also: the chefs honor teachers through food; and three contestants advance to the finale.

  • The chefs create dishes to feed a group of wrestlers.

  • The chefs must reinvent nachos. Later, the group is divided into pairs and cook up a fish dish for Malibu locals. Ali Larter is the guest judge.

  • This week the chefs find inspiration from romantic comedies for their dishes. Then, they whip up kid-friendly plates. Guest judge: Mindy Kaling.

  • In the much anticipated Restaurant Wars episode, the teams open eateries and incorporate a Los Angeles theme.

  • The chefs must create their own take on curry. Later, they throw a surprise engagement party for host Curtis Stone. Appearing: Lindsay Price.

  • The chefs use soap-opera themes to inspire culinary creations. Appearing: the cast of "Days of Our Lives."

  • The chefs are challenged with a classic American cuisine with an Asian flare. Appearing: Kathie Lee Gifford.

  • In the fifth season premiere, thirteen chefs battle in an outdoor cookoff for a skydiving team and are given the opportunity to dive from the sky themselves. Plus, the chefs have sous-chefs who will compete in their own online competition.

  • The final two chefs must create a signature dish with the help of staffers from their own restaurants back home. The chef who reigns supreme will be named Top Chef in the fourth season finale.

  • The ace chefs create and cook a signature dish while simultaneously instructing a mystery guest through a divider to produce the same dish. Later, they mentor culinary students.

  • The chefs take part in one of the world's greatest underground dining events; A Dîner En Blanc. Each chef must create an epic picnic style meal with abundant ingredients.

  • This week the Chefs take things to the ring - serving our critics and boxing champ, Sugar Ray Leonard. The winners of the first two matches will face off in a final where they compete for 10,000.

  • The chefs must turn on the judges to their aphrodisiac dishes. Later, they launch their own Thai restaurant and revamp classic Thai meals. Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is the guest judge.

  • While James Oseland enjoys the hotness of Vegas, the chefs struggle with the heat of the competition.

  • The chefs must create something special out of salad for the B-52s. Then the Chefs are off to the Grand Canyon for a unique cookout.

  • The contestants must put on a Japanese-style culinary show in front of fellow chefs, judges and critics. Guest judges include Olympic skater Brian Boitano and foodies Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Rick Moonen and Jonathan Waxman.

  • The chefs must create menus for a wedding.

  • Twelve renowned chefs battle in culinary challenges in Las Vegas in the Season 4 opener. Here, the masters play a card game to score ingredients, then they create an extravagant buffet for some of Sin City's hottest performers.

Top Chef: Masters News

Foodie TV: New 'Top Chef Masters' Season Premieres Tonight After 'Top Chef: All-Stars' Battle Royale (Watch a Preview)

The new season of “Top Chef: Masters” kicks off tonight on Bravo with host Curtis Stone, but not before a “Top Chef” reunion special that promises plenty of tension.

This season, twelve chefs will go head to head using the elimination style challenges from the original series, as opposed the usual “Top Chef: Masters” scoring-based system. The winner of the show will donate $100,000 to charity.

Bravo's 'Top Chef Masters' Plates Up Something New For Season 3

Bravo’s “Top Chef: Masters” knows the secret ingredient that keeps foodies coming back for more.

One heaping dose of fresh surprise.

The show returns on Wednesday, April 6 for season 3 with a new format and 12 new master chefs “hungry to compete.” Just like the restaurants that mix-it-up per season with new menus and specials, TCM is making a game change.

Hey Chef - Your Lobster's on Fire! Syfy Serves Up Hi-Tech Foodie Show

Flaming prawns and flying pizzas will be leaping onto TV screens when Syfy debuts its new hi-tech cooking series, “Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.”

On March 22, Chef Marcel Vigneron, the Top Chef All-Star, will be serving up spectacular confections and unveiling the future of food in the show that follows his new catering company.

Vigneron was the runner-up on the second season of Top Chef, coming in second behind Ian Hall.

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Top Chef: Masters Video Clips & Extras

A Big Surprise for Curtis Clip (02:34) No Regrets for Odette Clip (02:07) Stressed Out by Missing Plates Clip (01:06) Who Makes It Back Into the Kitchen? Clip (01:00) Teacher Appreciation Clip (02:06) Battle of the Sous Chefs: Episode 10 Clip (11:22) 'Top Chef Masters' Premiere Party Red Carpet Clip (01:56) The Real "Gidget" Clip (02:07)