Top Chef: Masters

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  • 2009
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.2  (1,330)

Top Chef: Masters is a reality cooking competition show that aired on the Bravo network from 2009 to 2013. The show was a spinoff of the popular Top Chef series and featured some of the best chefs in the world competing against each other in challenges designed to test their culinary skills and creativity.

The show was hosted by James Oseland, the then-editor-in-chief of Saveur magazine, and featured a panel of judges that included renowned food critic Gael Greene and celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Each week, the chefs were given a series of challenges that ranged from cooking without electricity to creating a dish inspired by a childhood memory.

One of the unique aspects of Top Chef: Masters was that each episode featured a different charity or cause that the chefs were competing to win money for. The winner of each challenge would receive a cash prize that they could donate to their chosen charity. This added a meaningful element to the competition and gave the chefs an extra incentive to do their best.

Throughout the show's four seasons, there were many memorable moments and standout contestants. In season one, chef Rick Bayless emerged as the winner with his Mexican-inspired dishes that wowed the judges. In season two, Marcus Samuelsson, who had previously appeared on Top Chef as a guest judge, took home the top prize with his innovative and complex dishes.

In season three, the show introduced a new format where the chefs were organized into teams and had to work together to complete challenges. This led to some interesting dynamics and brought out the competitive spirit in the contestants.

In season four, Top Chef: Masters featured its first all-star cast with former contestants returning for a chance at redemption. The stakes were higher than ever, with $100,000 being donated to the winning chef's charity.

Overall, Top Chef: Masters was a beloved show for foodies and reality TV fans alike. It showcased the incredible talent and skill of some of the world's best chefs while also giving back to important charities and causes. With its engaging challenges, dynamic hosts, and talented contestants, it was truly a standout series on Bravo.

Top Chef: Masters is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on June 10, 2009.

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50th Episode: Finale
10. 50th Episode: Finale
September 25, 2013
In the fifth season finale, the three chefs give one last effort to impress the judges. The winner is announced.
Teacher Tribute
9. Teacher Tribute
September 18, 2013
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.
Lucha Vavoom
8. Lucha Vavoom
September 11, 2013
The chefs create dishes to feed a group of wrestlers.
Catch of the Day
7. Catch of the Day
September 4, 2013
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.
Mindy Kaling and Yo Gabba Gabba
6. Mindy Kaling and Yo Gabba Gabba
August 28, 2013
This week the chefs find inspiration from romantic comedies for their dishes. Then, they whip up kid-friendly plates. Guest judge: Mindy Kaling.
Restaurant Wars
5. Restaurant Wars
August 21, 2013
In the much anticipated Restaurant Wars episode, the teams open eateries and incorporate a Los Angeles theme.
Curtis' Surprise Party
4. Curtis' Surprise Party
August 14, 2013
The chefs must create their own take on curry. Later, they throw a surprise engagement party for host Curtis Stone. Appearing: Lindsay Price.
Sex, Greed and Murder
3. Sex, Greed and Murder
August 7, 2013
The chefs use soap-opera themes to inspire culinary creations. Appearing: the cast of "Days of Our Lives."
Asian Night Market
2. Asian Night Market
July 31, 2013
The chefs are challenged with a classic American cuisine with an Asian flare. Appearing: Kathie Lee Gifford.
Sous Chefs and Skydives
1. Sous Chefs and Skydives
July 24, 2013
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.
Where to Watch Top Chef: Masters
Top Chef: Masters is available for streaming on the Bravo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Top Chef: Masters on demand at Peacock Premium, Amazon, NBC, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Bravo.
  • Premiere Date
    June 10, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,330)