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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.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
16 Seasons, 242 Episodes
March 8, 2006
Reality, Game Show
7.6/10
Cast: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons
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  • A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special Quickfire delivery. Then it's time to celebrate two iconic Kentucky mainstays: local cuisine and bourbon. The Chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest distillery in America to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoecakes, and dumplings.

  • Fifteen American chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs. After a lightning-fast two-minute mise-en-place focused quickfire, the chefs are challenged to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred at a stakes-filled Kentucky Derby party.

  • The Voltaggio brothers reunite on the show for the first time since competing against each other. Their first task is judging the Rocky Mountain Oyster Quickfire. Then, they reunite the chefs with surprise visitors from home in an emotionally charged Elimination Challenge, where one chef will pack their knives before the next leg of the finals in Aspen.

  • The chefs embark on the first leg of the finals in Telluride. For the Quickfire challenge, they are tasked to make a dish incorporating sarsaparilla. Then, the chefs cook at Alpino Vino, a restaurant at the highest elevation in North America.

  • The chefs put their nightmares into dessert form. Then, with their time in Denver coming to a close, the chefs offer a dish representing their own Colorado journeys to Governor John Hickenlooper at the Governor's mansion. One chef returns home before the rest of the group heads to Telluride. Guest judges include Denver chefs Frank Bonanno, Steve Redzikowski, and Tommy Lee.

  • Cooking for Michelin-starred chef David Kinch adds pressure to an already stressful Sudden Death Quickfire based on edible flowers. Then, the chefs are challenged to put an elevated slant on pre-game food as they host the ultimate tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the Denver Broncos. Mayor Michael Hancock and BBQ Pitmaster Adam Perry Lang guest judge.

  • The chefs face-off in Restaurant Wars, creating and executing two new restaurant concepts from design to dishes in a matter of days. Culinary icons Bruce and Eric Bromberg of Blue Ribbon join the judges to experience and evaluate each restaurant's successes and failures.

  • On the eve of the Quickfire, one of the chefs has a very special delivery; Padma and Season 14 Winner Brooke Williamson surprise the chefs at their house with breakfast ingredients and task them to create a delicious breakfast dish featuring Nutella; and Olympians inspire the chefs to focus on precision, speed and creativity in the first-ever Top Chef Olympics.

  • Padma and Richard Blais inspire the chefs using "Tasty" online videos and challenge them to transform the most laborious dishes from their own menus into accessible 30 minute dishes for home cooks; and German chef, Keegan Gerhard, exposes the chefs to authentic Germanic food and tasks them with creating a unique Beer Garden.

  • The chefs are sent camping to make a five-star meal outdoors, only to learn an unexpected storm welcomes them with a fresh blanket of snow. Chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the Colorado Mountains.

  • The chefs channel their inner child to make upscale versions of kid menu classics for Curtis Stone, Padma, and kids of local culinarians. But there's a catch, they can only use child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers creating more than pint-sized problems. Then, after a visit to a food incubator assisting immigrant women, the chefs must dig deep into their roots to present dishes based on their own heritage for Immigrant food influencers, including Alon Shaya, Nilou Motamed and Mourad Lahlou.

  • In a Sudden Death Quickfire based on the iconic Denver omelet, the intensity in the kitchen is egg-ceptional. Then, the cheftestants tap into their college palates as they make dishes in food trucks.

  • In one of the show's signature Quickfires, the chefs battle against each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay. The chefs are tasked with creating a progressive meal incorporating a mystery ingredient from chef Alex Seidel's farm into each dish.

  • A diverse group of chefs enter the Top Chef kitchen in Denver and are immediately put to work, tasked with making a pot luck dish to introduce themselves to the judges and their fellow competitors.

  • Season 7 of Last Chance Kitchen kicks off with a twist! Four Top Chef vets compete in Last Chance Kitchen for a chance to enter Top Chef season 15.

  • Can a newly eliminated cheftestant knock out a vet in this episode of Last Chance Kitchen? It all comes down to potatoes... watch now!

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