Top Chef Season 1
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 E06Apr 12, 2006
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Apr 12, 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.
S01 E08Apr 27, 2006
Wedding Bell Blues Apr 27, 2006 Teams compete for the chance to cater a commitment ceremony.
S01 E09May 4, 2006
Napa's Finest May 4, 2006 The four remaining contestants cook for some of Napa Valley's most respected chefs.
S01 E10May 11, 2006
Reunion May 11, 2006 Contestants reminisce about the competition.
S01 E11May 15, 2006
Finale (1) May 15, 2006 The final three contestants head to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for a week of high-stakes...
S01 E12May 25, 2006
Finale (2) May 25, 2006 The final two contestants compete in the last elimination round to see who will become Top Chef.