Top Chef

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 18 Seasons
  • 7.6  (5,691)

Top Chef is a show that airs on Bravo that features talented and famous chefs from around the world who compete against one another. There are many different culinary challenges that usually feature a different food item or a different environment. The chefs have to battle it out with the information given to them and then a panel of judges decides who wins and who loses. This panel is usually made up by leaders in the food or wine industry. Special appearances by TV or Movie celebrities sometimes do happen on the judging panel. In Top Chef the chefs are put under a large amount of stress due to the time limits and the certain ingredients they are given. Sometimes there will be a special ingredient that the chef does not know how to use but they have to use their best judgment and work with it. Also, the chefs have to work in many different restaurants or kitchens around the world. Depending on where they are they will have to cook a dish that pertains to that area. For example if they were in a kitchen in Italy they would prepare an Italian Dish for the judges. The judges then taste all of the dishes and score them. They score them for taste, creativeness, and presentation. The show goes on until there is one last chef left who is announced the winner and the Top Chef. Top Chef on Bravo is a television show that shows the skills of the finest chefs in the world. Using difficult ingredients and techniques they create masterful dishes for the judges. The judging panel is always changing which adds another aspect to the show which is refreshing. Top Chef shows off what its like to be the best in the world at preparing food.

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Seasons
The Next Top Chef Is ...
14. The Next Top Chef Is ...
July 1, 2021
After 13 grueling weeks of competition, the chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; they'll serve it to an esteemed table.
Shellfishly Delicious
13. Shellfishly Delicious
June 24, 2021
The remaining chefs get an early wake-up call from Padma to go meet Brooke and dig for clams; the chefs honor the area where James Beard spent his summers, creating both a hot dish and a cold dish with one of his favorite ingredients, Dungeness crab.
The Cheesier the Better
12. The Cheesier the Better
June 17, 2021
The final four chefs near the end of their journey in Portland, Padma; popular chef and special guest Massimo Bottura has the chefs pull inspiration from his famous parmigiano reggiano dish.
Blind Ambitions
11. Blind Ambitions
June 10, 2021
In teams of two, the chefs each take a turn entering the box where they blindly taste a dish created by guest judge Gabriel Rucker and then must try to re-create it.
Tournament of Tofu
10. Tournament of Tofu
June 3, 2021
Ed Lee enters the kitchen and tells the chefs they will be competing tournament style; the chefs duke it out at the Portland Japanese Gardens, where they must create dishes featuring various textures of tofu.
Portland-ia
9. Portland-ia
May 27, 2021
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from the comedy series "Portlandia" task the chefs with creating a dish with hipster ingredients using only old vintage appliances and equipment; the chefs must develop and create a recipe fit for the home cook.
Restaurant Wars Supersized
8. Restaurant Wars Supersized
May 20, 2021
The eight remaining chefs split into teams and are tasked with creating a Chef's Table restaurant concept, where they must serve a seven-course, high-end tasting menu to the judges and All-Star panel.
Feeding the Frontlines
7. Feeding the Frontlines
May 13, 2021
Chef José Andrés calls in to recruit the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, tasking the chefs with delivering over 500 meals to frontline workers at three local hospitals in Portland.
Stumptown U.S.A.
6. Stumptown U.S.A.
May 6, 2021
The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest with their prep tables gone and replaced by stumps for this week’s Quickfire Challenge where they must make a dish featuring Tom’s favorite ingredient
Meet You at the Drive-In
5. Meet You at the Drive-In
April 29, 2021
The chefs are tasked to create a dish featuring roses or rose products inspired by the mother figure in their lives; the chefs will go head-to-head at the first-ever Top Chef Drive-In, where each team must create dishes based on popular movie genres.
Thrown for a Loop
4. Thrown for a Loop
April 22, 2021
The chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell's soup for Padma and Dale Talde; the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they won't be shopping for their Elimination Challenge.
Pan African Portland
3. Pan African Portland
April 15, 2021
The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert; Gregory and Kwame take the chefs on a tour of restaurants that feature food from the African diaspora.
Trouble Brewing
2. Trouble Brewing
April 8, 2021
The chefs enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs -- Amar Santana, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde, Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Baird and Richard Blais -- and find they have 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast.
First Impressions
1. First Impressions
April 1, 2021
Fifteen of the country's best chefs compete in Portland, Ore.; for their first challenge, chefs combine their favorite ingredients into one cohesive dish; contestants must create a dish featuring one of Portland's iconic local birds.
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Top Chef is a show that airs on Bravo that features talented and famous chefs from around the world who compete against one another. There are many different culinary challenges that usually feature a different food item or a different environment. The chefs have to battle it out with the information given to them and then a panel of judges decides who wins and who loses. This panel is usually made up by leaders in the food or wine industry. Special appearances by TV or Movie celebrities sometimes do happen on the judging panel.

In Top Chef the chefs are put under a large amount of stress due to the time limits and the certain ingredients they are given. Sometimes there will be a special ingredient that the chef does not know how to use but they have to use their best judgment and work with it. Also, the chefs have to work in many different restaurants or kitchens around the world. Depending on where they are they will have to cook a dish that pertains to that area. For example if they were in a kitchen in Italy they would prepare an Italian Dish for the judges. The judges then taste all of the dishes and score them. They score them for taste, creativeness, and presentation. The show goes on until there is one last chef left who is announced the winner and the Top Chef.

Top Chef on Bravo is a television show that shows the skills of the finest chefs in the world. Using difficult ingredients and techniques they create masterful dishes for the judges. The judging panel is always changing which adds another aspect to the show which is refreshing. Top Chef shows off what its like to be the best in the world at preparing food.

Top Chef is a series that is currently running and has 18 seasons (283 episodes). The series first aired on March 8, 2006.

Where to Watch Top Chef

Top Chef is available for streaming on the Bravo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Top Chef on demand at Amazon, Hulu, NBC, Bravo, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, hayu, Google Play, Apple TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    March 8, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (5,691)