An American reality competition show in which chefs compete against each other in culinary challenges and are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode.Top Chef featuring Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming via tv everywhere with Bravo (Via Cable/Satellite Provider), free on Yahoo TV, and 6 others. It's a food and game show show with 235 episodes over 16 seasons. Top Chef has a new episode airing on December 20th, 2018 (PST). It has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (4,910 votes).
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Season 1Hulu | Yahoo View | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Mar 9, 2006
Who Deserves To Be Here Mar 9, 2006 In the first episode of the series we meet the 12 contestants. For the quickfire challenge they are tested in Fleur de Lys (a San Fransisco restaurant). For the elimination challenge each chef must make their specialty.
S01 E02Mar 16, 2006
Food Of Love Mar 16, 2006 For this episode the contestants have to impress Elizabeth Falkner the owner of Citizen Cake. For the elimination challenge the turn up the heat with a "Sexy Dessert" contest for a fetish party for Mistress S.
S01 E03Mar 23, 2006
Nasty Delights Mar 23, 2006 For the quickfire challenge the contestants have to cook with octopus. For the elimination round the contestants are put into two teams: Red and Blue. They have to cook monk fish specialties for the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of America.
S01 E04Mar 30, 2006
Food on the Fly Mar 30, 2006 For the quickfire challenge the contestants are brought to a convenience store to buy ingredients for their dish. For the elimination round the contestants must create a delicious entree that can be reheated in a microwave for women at a local Junior League.
S01 E05Apr 6, 2006
Blind Confusion Apr 6, 2006 For the quickfire challenge, the contestants are brought into an isolated room with many random exotic foods. They have to guess what they are with a blindfold on. For the elimination challenge the contestants are put into pairs and have to make fusion dishes with Latin and one other type of cuisine.
S01 E06Apr 13, 2006
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner Apr 13, 2006 For the quickfire challenge the contestants are put under some serious money restraints. They have to choose from ingredients that are put in front of them that are priced by the pound and can only spend up to three dollars, but all the food on the Top Chef pantry was free.
S01 E07Apr 20, 2006
Restaurant Wars Apr 20, 2006 For the quickfire challenge the contestants must make a gourmet sandwich. The winner doesn't get immunity but a sandwich on chef Tom Colicchio's menu at his new sandwich restaurant. For the Elimination Challenge the contestants are put into teams and have to basically create a restaurant and menu. The restaurants would be set up in two different rooms in the same building, both visible from the entrance. The menus will be displayed in the waiting area so the customers can choose which restaurant they want to eat at, then rate their dining experience.
Season 2Hulu | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 19, 2006
Into the Fire Oct 19, 2006 Fifteen new contestants are introduced for Top Chef's second season in Los Angeles by new host Padma Lakshmi.Guest Judge: Harold Dieterle.QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using the Flambé Technique. Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Using all Five Mystery Box Ingredients.
S02 E02Oct 26, 2006
Eastern Promise Oct 26, 2006 An Asian culinary theme runs through this episode's challenges. First the contestants put their own twists on sushi, then they work as teams to participate in a charity event.Guest Judge: Hiroshi Shima – QuickFire Challenge.Guest Judge: Ming Tsai – Elimination ChallengeQuickFire Challenge: Create a Sushi Dish in 30 Minutes.Elimination Challenge: Work as Two Teams to Create One Hot and One Cold Dish Using Flavors from Korea and Vietnam.
S02 E03Nov 2, 2006
Food for the People Nov 2, 2006 The 13 remaining contestants are asked to make food for everyday people: beach goers and firemen.Guest Judge: Stephen Bulgarelli.QuickFire Challenge: Create an Original Ice Cream Flavor.T.G.I. Friday's Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Updating a Childhood Classic.
S02 E04Nov 9, 2006
Less is More Nov 9, 2006 Attention to detail will be rated during this round. The chefs are asked to create a tidbit from not so tidbit-y choices, and then must serve a meal to kids at a fitness camp.Guest Judge: Suzanne GoinQuickFire Challenge: Create an Amuse-Bouche. Elimination Challenge: Create a Meal That Does not Exceed 500 Calories.
S02 E05Nov 16, 2006
Social Service Nov 16, 2006 This round is all about leftovers and the chefs’ ability to be creative with difficult ingredients. They must make fine cuisine from truly disgusting fare, and then create a multi-course affair from only a restaurant’s refrigerated remains of the night before.Guest Judge: Michelle BernsteinQuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish using "Offal" the Leftover Parts of Animals.Elimination Challenge: Create a Luncheon for Sixty Using the Leftovers from the Social Menu.
S02 E06Nov 23, 2006
Thanksgiving Nov 23, 2006 Taking the traditional and turning it on its ear is tonight's theme. The chefs are asked to make canned food pretty, and then a smaller group must make a "cutting edge" Thanksgiving dinner.Guest Judge: Anthony BourdainQuickFire Challenge: Create a Tasty Dish Using at Least Three Canned Ingredients. Elimination Challenge: Create a Thanksgiving Meal with a Twist.
S02 E07Dec 7, 2006
The Raw and the Cooked Dec 7, 2006 This round's theme is all about working with limitations. The contestants must create a dish that is not cooked, and then adapt when they're asked to plan a dish without knowing the kitchen equipment available to them.Guest Judge: Raphael LunettaQuickFire Challenge: Create an Entree Using Only Raw Food Without any Cooking.Elimination Challenge: Create a Gourmet Breakfast for Mystery Athletes.
Season 3Hulu | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jun 14, 2007
First Impressions Jun 14, 2007 Getting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new crop of fifteen chefs arrives in Miami, and then they are given two challenges – one with leftovers – to introduce themselves and their cooking to their fellow contestants and the judges.Guest Judge: Anthony Bourdain.QuickFire Challenge: Create an Amuse-Bouche in 10 MinutesElimination Challenge: Create a Surf & Turf Dish Using Exotic Ingredients
S03 E02Jun 21, 2007
Sunny Delights Jun 21, 2007 Tonight's theme is sunshine, and first the contestants must use a product of that sunshine, citrus. Then they are asked to demonstrate their catering skills at an event which requires sunshine, a gourmet BBQ party.Guest Chef: Norman Van AkenQuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using Florida CitrusKingsford Elimination Challenge: Create an Upscale BBQ Dish
S03 E03Jun 28, 2007
Family Favorites Jun 28, 2007 This week the remaining chefs must first catch fresh seafood, and then put a fresh twist on American dinner staples for members of the Miami Elks Club.Guest Judge: Alfred PortaleQuickFire Challenge: Catch & Cook ShellfishElimination Challenge: Update Classic Dishes into Modern Lower Cholesterol Meals
S03 E04Jul 12, 2007
Cooking by Numbers Jul 12, 2007 The contestants mix it up with Bombay Sapphire mixologist Jamie Walker, and then ply their trade at a gastronomic society. Barton G. Weiss of Miami's Barton G. the Restaurant serves as guest judge.
S03 E05Jul 19, 2007
Latin Lunch Jul 19, 2007 Timing is the theme for this round as the 11 remaining chefs are asked to be creative with a time-saving pastry and then serve lunch to clients on a tight schedule.Guest Judge: Maria FrumkinQuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using a Frozen Pie Crust.Elimination Challenge: Cater a Latin Lunch for the Cast & Crew of Telemundo's Dame Chocolate.
S03 E06Jul 26, 2007
Watch What Happens Jul 26, 2007 In a special episode, Bravo's Andy Cohen sits down with past and current contestants to explore their experiences in the competition
S03 E07Aug 2, 2007
Freezer Burn Aug 2, 2007 The chef's taste buds are put to the test, and then they must "cook" for a frozen challenge. Rocco DiSpirito acts as guest judge.
Season 4Hulu | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Mar 13, 2008
Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better Mar 13, 2008 The 16 new contestants face their first QuickFire and Elimination rounds using themes from Chicago's regional cuisine.
S04 E02Mar 20, 2008
Zoo Food Mar 20, 2008 A farmers' market takes prominence in this week's QuickFire, and an exotic location is the setting for the Elimination round as the remaining chefs cook for guest judge Wylie Dufresne.
S04 E03Mar 27, 2008
Block Party Mar 27, 2008 The contestants mix it up with Rick Bayless while creating a fiesta for a community.
S04 E04Apr 3, 2008
Film Food Apr 3, 2008 The remaining chefs demonstrate their aptitude with knives, and then help Richard Roeper throw a film-themed dinner. Daniel Boulud guest judges.
S04 E05Apr 10, 2008
The Elements Apr 10, 2008 The dreaded taste test is back, and even before the chefs recover from it they must cater a charity event. Ming Tsai Guest Judges this week.
S04 E06Apr 17, 2008
Tailgating Apr 17, 2008 Simple pleasures is the theme for tonight's round as the chefs must create a dish that complements beer, and then throw a tailgate extravaganza for fans of the local team.Guest Judge: Paul Kahan – Elimination ChallengeGuest Judge: Koren Grieveson – QuickFire ChallengeQuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish that Pairs Perfectly with BeerElimination Challenge: Cater a Tailgating Party for Chicago Bears Fans
S04 E07Apr 24, 2008
Improv Apr 24, 2008 The chefs begin with a sugary challenge, and then move to the historic Second City Theatre where their improvisational skills will be tested by masters of the art – one of the resident troupes. Johnny Iuzzini from Jean Georges restaurant guest judges.
Season 5Hulu | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Nov 13, 2008
Melting Pot Nov 13, 2008 One chef is eliminated in a three-round quickfire involving apples. The remaining chefs create dishes representing the ethnic cuisines of several New York neighborhoods.
S05 E02Nov 20, 2008
Show Your Craft Nov 20, 2008 After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.
S05 E03Nov 27, 2008
Foo Fighters Thanksgiving Nov 27, 2008 For the quickfire, the chefs recreate dishes from the Top Chef cookbook. In the elimination challenge, they cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Foo Fighters at the band's tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y.
S05 E04Dec 4, 2008
Today Show Dec 4, 2008 After creating a breakfast amuse-bouche for the quickfire, the contestants compete in a live food demonstration challenge in order to earn a booking on "Today."
S05 E05Dec 11, 2008
Gail's Bridal Shower Dec 11, 2008 For the quickfire, chefs must identify ingredients in a dish. For the elimination challenge, the contestants cater a bridal shower for judge Gail Simmons.
S05 E06Dec 18, 2008
12 Days of Christmas Dec 18, 2008 Domestic guru Martha Stewart oversees the quick fire challenge in this holiday-themed edition. Then, actress Natasha Richardson is the guest judge when the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party in which the proceeds go to the AIDS research.
S05 E07Jan 8, 2009
Focus Group Jan 8, 2009 The chefs must create a sweet dish without using sugar (guest judge: chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli). In the elimination challenge, chefs prepare a family-style meal for blind judging.
Season 6Hulu | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Aug 20, 2009
Sin City Vice Aug 20, 2009 17 fresh chefs infiltrate sin city to take on culinary challenges in the season six premier.
S06 E02Aug 27, 2009
Bachelor/Ette Party Aug 27, 2009 The male chefs and the female chefs compete in a battle of the sexes in catering a poolside bachelor and bachelorette party.
S06 E03Sep 3, 2009
Thunderbirds Sep 3, 2009 The chefs will be creating meals for the US Air Force Thunderbirds, the most renowned aircraft demonstration squadron.
S06 E04Sep 10, 2009
Vivre Las Vegas Sep 10, 2009 The contestants pair up to create the perfect French dish for acclaimed chefs Joël Robuchon, Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho.
S06 E05Sep 17, 2009
Camping Sep 17, 2009 The contestants cook with cactus, sleep under the stars, and prepare a menu for Las Vegas cowboys; chef Tim Love serves as a guest judge.
S06 E06Sep 24, 2009
Penn & Teller Sep 24, 2009 The contestants deconstruct a classic dish for magicians Penn & Teller. Chef Michelle Bernstein serves as a guest judge.
S06 E07Oct 8, 2009
Dinner Party Oct 8, 2009 A slot machine determines the guidelines for the quick-fire challenge; the contestants prepare a special dinner for members of the Macy's Culinary Council.
Season 7Hulu | Rent or Buy
S07 E01Jun 17, 2010
House of Chef-presentatives Jun 17, 2010 The season will include 17 contestants, as in prior seasons. Eric Ripert will replace Toby Young on Top Chef's judging panel.The new chefs introduce themselves by cooking a dish that best represents their home districts while layering in their own signatures.
S07 E02Jun 24, 2010
Outside the Lunch Box Jun 24, 2010 The chefs are asked to do their part to help end childhood obesity and support First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" national initiative by serving a healthy lunch at a local middle school. Guest Judge: White House chef Sam Kass
S07 E03Jul 1, 2010
Capitol Grill Jul 1, 2010 The dreaded desserts take up the Quickfire where the chefs must make a pie from scratch, and then it's off to Capitol Hill where they are tasked with creating a perfect grilled picnic for the interns there
S07 E04Jul 8, 2010
Room Service Jul 8, 2010 Padma's baby is hungry, so tonight's Quickfire requires the contestants to create food to tempt Krishna's budding palate. Next, they are paired together for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the in-room dining kitchen.
S07 E05Jul 15, 2010
Farm Policy Jul 15, 2010 Fresh is best tonight as the chefs gather crabs for the Quickfire, and then travel to a Virginia farm where its bounty will supply the ingredients for dinner.
S07 E06Jul 22, 2010
Cold War Jul 22, 2010 The chefs are divided into teams to concoct entrées in a form best served cold.
S07 E07Jul 29, 2010
Power Lunch Jul 29, 2010 The contestants prepare lunch for the movers and shakers at one of the city's most famous restaurants.
Season 8Hulu | Rent or Buy
S08 E01Dec 2, 2010
History Never Repeats Dec 2, 2010 Bravo's Top Chef congregates a dream team of 18 past cheftestants who nearly won the title to return to see if they have what it takes. The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award-winning Top Chef returns to New York City for Season 8 with host Padma Lakshmi and head judge chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and new this season, best-selling author and chef, Anthony Bourdain.
S08 E02Dec 9, 2010
Night at the Museum Dec 9, 2010 Joe Jonas challenges chefs to create a snack for children; breakfasts inspired by a dinosaur's diet.
S08 E03Dec 16, 2010
New York's Finest Dec 16, 2010 A mise-en-place relay race; chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.
S08 E04Dec 23, 2010
Advantage Chef Dec 23, 2010 The chefs unexpectedly find themselves without even their knives when they are asked to make stuffing. Next up is catering an event at the U.S. Open.
S08 E05Jan 6, 2011
Dim Sum Lose Sum Jan 6, 2011 In a series first, head judge Tom Colicchio enters the competition, challenging the chefs to beat his time in creating a dish. Then, the meal masters head to Chinatown to serve up dim sum for locals.
S08 E06Jan 13, 2011
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Jan 13, 2011 Contestants are taken on a fishing expedition.
S08 E07Jan 20, 2011
Restaurant Wars: One Night Only Jan 20, 2011 Fish fillet contest; chefs must open ``one night only'' restaurants in New York City.
Season 9Hulu | Rent or Buy
S09 E01Nov 3, 2011
Everything's Bigger in Texas Nov 3, 2011 29 chefs gather at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, to compete for 16 slots in the 9th season of Top Chef. Tonight they are divided into three groups and must master their challenge to move forward. Some will know their fate immediately and receive a chef coat or be sent home. Others will be on the "bubble" and must compete and be judged again before they know their fates. Yes, it's bigger in Texas, but it's also hotter and harder, too.Group 1 Qualifying Challenge: Prepare a Dish Using One Cut of a Pig Group 2 Qualifying Challenge: Prepare a Dish Using the Same Ingredient
S09 E02Nov 10, 2011
The Heat Is On Nov 10, 2011 Night two of heats for the coveted contestant spots starts with 10 competitors, 10 ingredients, and only five chef coats left. Once again, those who excel in the challenge get a coat immediately, and those who bomb are sent home. The remaining hopefuls on the "bubble" participate in a cook-off for the last coats against last week's four still waiting for their second chance. Also, tonight the first chefs are awarded an opportunity to get back into the race when they are sent to the sister series Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen.
S09 E03Nov 17, 2011
Quinceanera Nov 17, 2011 The chefs are asked to create a dish using rattlesnakes. Later they cater a girl's quinceañera celebration.
S09 E04Nov 24, 2011
Red Hot Chili Cook Off Nov 24, 2011 The contestants provide food for the local rodeo and its audience.
S09 E05Dec 1, 2011
Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party Dec 1, 2011 The chefs must create a dish using what they can find in a standard survival kit, then they have to shift gears and cater dinner to high society.
S09 E06Dec 8, 2011
Higher Steaks Dec 8, 2011 The contestants prepare steak for some of Texas' most discerning palates, at least beef-wise, the attendees of the Cattle Baron's Ball.
S09 E07Dec 15, 2011
Game On Dec 15, 2011 The contestants must cook for an all-star table of chefs whose avocation is hunting.
Season 10Hulu | Rent or Buy
S10 E01Nov 8, 2012
The Ultimate Chef Test Nov 8, 2012 Twenty-one contestants compete for fifteen spots in real-world challenges administered by the judges.
S10 E02Nov 15, 2012
A Shock at the Space Needle Nov 15, 2012 The fifteen chefs who remain after last week's qualifying challenge must think on their feet and at a high elevation when a twist complicates their challenge.
S10 E03Nov 22, 2012
Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse Nov 22, 2012 The chefs choose international dumpling recipes for the Quickfire, and then team up with either Tom or Emeril in a Thanksgiving challenge.
S10 E04Nov 29, 2012
50's Food Flashback Nov 29, 2012 First the chefs must demonstrate their knife skills, and then they board a time machine, metaphorically at least, so they can design menus from the 1950s.
S10 E05Dec 6, 2012
Pike Place Pickle Dec 6, 2012 The chefs' culinary skills are tested at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Included: They must please palates with rare ingredients.
S10 E06Dec 13, 2012
Even the Famous Come Home Dec 13, 2012 The chefs' ability to share is put to the test when their genealogy inspires dishes. Later, they must cater a homecoming party for celebrity couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Rick Moonen is the guest judge.
S10 E07Dec 20, 2012
Foiled Again Dec 20, 2012 An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil tests the chefs. Also: head-to-head battles. Former contestant Stephanie Izard is the guest judge.
Season 11Hulu | Rent or Buy
S11 E01Oct 3, 2013
Soiree In The Swamp Oct 3, 2013 Season 11 opens with chefs battling for culinary honors in New Orleans. Here, the foodies must cook with either alligator, frog or turtle.
S11 E02Oct 10, 2013
Rebuilding New Orleans Oct 10, 2013 The chefs prepare gumbo and try to please the palate of New Orleans chef Leah Chase. Later, they create and operate food trucks to serve Habitat for Humanity volunteers working in New Orleans.
S11 E03Oct 17, 2013
Commander's Palace Oct 17, 2013 An elimination quickfire challenge; replicating legacy dishes in the elimination challenge.
S11 E04Oct 24, 2013
Captain Vietnam Oct 24, 2013 The chefs get a crash course in Vietnamese culture.
S11 E05Oct 31, 2013
Lea Michele's Halloween Bash Oct 31, 2013 Tools and ingredients are wrapped in aluminum foil; the chefs cater a Halloween party for singer/actress Lea Michele, and the food must be spooky and vegetarian.
S11 E06Nov 7, 2013
Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside Nov 7, 2013 The creole tomato; the contestants try to impress up-scale chefs.
S11 E07Nov 14, 2013
Jazz Hands Nov 14, 2013 A food version of musical chairs; the chefs cater a jazzy event.
Season 12Hulu | Rent or Buy
S12 E01Oct 16, 2014
Sudden Death Oct 16, 2014 The wicked-awesome supersized season premiere introduces the 16 chefs from across the country who will be battling it out in Boston. Richard Blais (“Top Chef All-Stars” winner) joins Tom, Padma and Gail at judges table. The chef’testants are immediately thrown into hot water with the series’ first ever Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge where one chef is forced to cook for their life to stay in the competition. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must cook and serve a re-imagined version of the first dish they ever remember making, but will this trip down memory lane be a dream come true or a nightmare for the chefs? The challenge plays out at the first ever “Top Chef Food Festival” alongside some of Boston’s most prominent culinary stars including Barbara Lynch, Ming Tsai, Lydia Shire, Jasper White, Todd English, Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette, Kristen Kish and Tiffani Faison.
S12 E02Oct 23, 2014
Boston's Bravest and Finest Oct 23, 2014 The chefs create a surf-and-turf dish for guest judge Todd English; teams prepare dishes to be served up to Boston police and firemen and judged by guest chef Dante de Magistris.
S12 E03Oct 30, 2014
The Curse of the Bambino Oct 30, 2014 In a nod to the Boston Tea Party, the contestants must use tea to enhance their dishes for guest judge Ming Tsai; Fenway Park hosts a competition in which the chefs must use ballpark snacks to create fine-dining dishes.
S12 E04Nov 6, 2014
12 Chefs Walk Into a Bar... Nov 6, 2014 The chefs must create the ultimate bar snack for guest judge George Wendt ("Cheers"); the chefs must work in teams to write a create a 3-course Italian menu; actress Emmy Rossum ("Shameless") ruffles the chefs with her gluten-free diet.
S12 E05Nov 13, 2014
It's War Nov 13, 2014 In a head-to-head challenge, the chefs cook for guest judge Jamie Bissonnette; the chefs make dishes on a lean military budget at the historic Watertown Arsenal.
S12 E06Nov 20, 2014
The First Thanksgiving Nov 20, 2014 The chefs trek through a bog to gather cranberries; the chefs cook a Thanksgiving feast using only ingredients and cooking methods found in the 1600s; descendants of the Mayflower colonists and Wampanoag tribe join the judges at the table.
S12 E07Dec 4, 2014
Restaurant Wars Dec 4, 2014 The chefs are split into two teams and challenged to open their own pop-up restaurants, which includes creating menus, coming up with the decor and training the wait staff; acclaimed restaurateur Barbara Lynch serves as guest judge.
Season 13Hulu | Rent or Buy
S13 E01Dec 3, 2015
Stop the Presses Dec 3, 2015 A collection of the country's best Chefs converge in Los Angeles where they will hit the road and compete in six cities across the Golden State. To get their feet wet, the Chefs face off in a fan favorite Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs must make dishes that stand out for a group of top food critics and reporters in order to survive the first elimination. Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse rounds out the judging panel alongside Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.
S13 E02Dec 4, 2015
Pop Up Pandemonium Dec 4, 2015 The foodies must open distinct pop-up restaurants in various Los Angeles neighborhoods. Appearing: chef and pop-up impresario Ludo Lefebvre.
S13 E03Dec 11, 2015
Spines and Vines Dec 11, 2015 In Santa Barbara, Calif., the chefs pick up fresh sea urchin to use in their first sudden-death, quick-fire challenge; in the elimination challenge, the chefs serve up surf and turf to a table of celebrated chefs and judges.
S13 E04Dec 18, 2015
It's a Dry Heat Dec 18, 2015 Palm Springs, Cal., is the destination for culinary competition. Here, the chefs use solar-powered stoves in the desert, then prepare dishes on a famed golf course. Appearing: John Besh and Mary Sue Milliken.
S13 E05Jan 8, 2016
Big Gay Wedding Jan 8, 2016 Top dishes for dates are served up by the chefs in Palm Springs, Cal. Later, they cater a wedding for 25 gay couples. Appearing: model Chrissy Teigen and foodie Art Smith.
S13 E06Jan 15, 2016
Banannaise Jan 15, 2016 The chefs head to San Diego and cook up high-end fish tacos. Then, they prepare dishes to complement handcrafted microbrews. Appearing: chef Javier Plascenia.
S13 E07Jan 22, 2016
Back in the Day Jan 22, 2016 The chefs return to Los Angeles to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary. A restrictive challenge limits them to 10 ingredients, then they walk down memory lane by creating a dish that represents who they were 10 years ago. Appearing: Michael Voltaggio; Antonia Lofaso; Mei Lin Hua; and Nancy Silverton.
Season 14Hulu | Rent or Buy
S14 E01Dec 2, 2016
Something Old, Something New Dec 2, 2016 Eight new chefs and eight returning chefs battle in Charleston, S.C., in the Season 14 premiere. The rookie chefs serve up as many dishes as possible using a whole chicken, and the veterans revamp a classic shrimp-and-grits meal.
S14 E02Dec 9, 2016
Southern Hospitality Dec 9, 2016 The chefs join the judges for a traditional shrimp boil; the newcomers face off against the returning chefs to put a spin on a low-country family meal; after dining with chefs Carrie Morey and BJ Dennis, each team creates a family-style feast.
S14 E03Dec 16, 2016
Choke Holds and Clammy Hands Dec 16, 2016 The chefs divide into teams to compete in a "mise en place" race. The foodies must also create a seven-course progressive meal featuring the humble radish in front of "Top Chef" superfans. The guest judges are Chris Cosentino and Richard Blais.
S14 E04Dec 23, 2016
The Feast of Seven Trash Fishes Dec 23, 2016 The chefs must create dishes using an odd mix of ingredients and tools found inside gift boxes. Later, they prepare a traditional Italian-American seafood-filled dinner, but they're forced to use a notoriously undesirable fish species. Appearing: editor Nilou Motamed and foodie Mike Lata.
S14 E05Dec 30, 2016
Smoke 'em If You Got 'em Dec 30, 2016 The chefs are baffled to enter a dark, empty kitchen, with all signs pointing to a biscuit challenge. Later, they must work through the night to prepare a whole hog and three side dishes for 150 barbecue fans, including music star Darius Rucker. Appearing: foodie John Currence and barbecue master Rodney Scott.
S14 E06Jan 6, 2017
A Southern Legend Jan 6, 2017 U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy enlists the chefs to create vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods. Then, the chefs must prepare dishes that pay tribute to Edna Lewis, the matriarch of Southern cuisine. Appearing: Alexander Smalls; Art Smith; Hugh Acheson; Nathalie Dupree; and Mashama Bailey.
S14 E07Jan 13, 2017
Booty Jan 13, 2017 Ingredients and the element of the chefs' zodiac sign must correspond. Later, the food fighters divide into teams to throw a pirate-themed bash, during which they must race through Charleston in a treasure hunt to collect their ingredients. Appearing: Michael Cimarusti and Graham Elliot.
Season 15Hulu | Rent or Buy
S15 E01Dec 8, 2017
It'll Take More than Pot Luck Dec 8, 2017 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. Then the cheftestants prepare their modern take on a meat and potatoes dish for a blow-out block party in Larimer Square with 200 diners and Denver's biggest culinary names, including Hosea Rosenberg, Troy Guard, Frank Bonanno and Gregory Gourdet. The chefs learn the importance of the phrase 'first impressions are everything.'
S15 E02Dec 15, 2017
Smile and Say Mise Dec 15, 2017 In one of Top Chef's signature Quickfires, the chefs battle against each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay. Then, acclaimed local Chef Alex Seidel invites the group to his farm to learn about his take on farm-to-table cuisine. There, they are tasked with creating a progressive meal incorporating a mystery ingredient from the farm into each dish. In this first team challenge, the sparks fly as the chefs get to know each other.
S15 E03Dec 22, 2017
Keep on Truckin Dec 22, 2017 In a Sudden Death Quickfire based on the iconic Denver omelet, the intensity in the kitchen is egg-ceptional as one chef completely cracks under the pressure in one of the most gut wrenching eliminations in Top Chef history as judged by Padma, Tom and Chef Lachlan Patterson. Then, the cheftestants tap into their college palates as they make dishes in food trucks for students in Boulder. Internet sensation, Logan Paul helps wrangle the diners and Chef Hosea Rosenberg joins the judges for indulgent, hangover inspired food.
S15 E04Dec 29, 2017
Little Tools, Big Challenge Dec 29, 2017 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.
S15 E05Jan 5, 2018
This Is Not Glamping Jan 5, 2018 Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game; the chefs are sent camping where they must make a 5-star meal outdoors and are met with an unexpected storm; chef Naomi Pomeroy joins the judges in the Colorado mountains.
S15 E06Jan 12, 2018
Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel Jan 12, 2018 Padma and Richard Blais challenge the chefs to transform the most laborious dishes from their own menus into dishes for home cooks; chef Keegan Gerhard tasks the chefs with creating German-inspired dishes.
S15 E07Jan 19, 2018
Olympic Dreams Jan 19, 2018 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. Then, Olympians Meryl Davis, Gus Kenworthy and John Daly inspire the chefs to focus on precision, speed and creativity in the first-ever Top Chef Olympics where the chefs will face off in three head-to-head heats. Who will win the gold and which bronze medalist will be sent packing?
Season 16Bravo | Rent or Buy
S16 E01Dec 7, 2018
The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking Dec 7, 2018 In Kentucky, 15 chefs are off to the races at Churchill Downs for the the ride of their lives; the chefs must make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of 200 at a Kentucky Derby party; Churchill Downs' own chef David Danielson serves as guest judge.
S16 E02Dec 14, 2018
Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo Dec 14, 2018 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