Top Chef: Masters

Top Chef: Masters

  • 2009
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.2  (1,191)

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.

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Seasons
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.
Description

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

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 Amazon, Hulu, NBC, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    June 10, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,191)