Top Chef Season 10
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 team up and head to the "Soul of Seattle," world-famous Pike Place Market for an early morning Quickfire. The day doesn't end there, as Chefs will have to use their skill and imagination to highlight some of the rarest ingredients found at the market for their Elimination Challenge. Every team will have to work hard to impress, as they'll be cooking for the people who know these products best, the Artisans. Tom shocks the chefs with an unexpected Judges Table. Gail Simmons and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E06Dec 13, 2012
Even the Famous Come Home Dec 13, 2012 It's holiday time in the Top Chef kitchen, and a twist in the Quickfire will test the chef'testants' ability to share as they cook up dishes based on their family lineage. Celebrities Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are returning home, and for the Elimination Challenge the chef'testants will cater their homecoming party. It's a family affair filled with laughs for the Hollywood couple, but unfortunately for one chef it's the end of the road. Guest judge Rick Moonen joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E07Dec 20, 2012
Foiled Again Dec 20, 2012 In this Quickfire, the chef'testants struggle with an entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil. Tempers flare and competitive juices boil in the Elimination Challenge when the chef'testants fight it out in head-to-head battles that end in one chef going home. Season 4 winner and Food & Wine Magazine's Best New Chef, Stephanie Izard appears as guest judge, alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E08Dec 27, 2012
Jalapeño Business Dec 27, 2012 It's oysters on the half shell for Emeril. In this week's Quickfire the chef'testants must harvest oysters and serve them up for judge Emeril Lagasse. In the Elimination Challenge the chef'testants cook for one of the hottest sports teams in Seattle. Padma makes her first appearance on roller skates, and one chef pushes everyone to their limits. Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E09Jan 3, 2013
Past Suppers Jan 3, 2013 Blades are drawn in this week's Quickfire challenge, and we'll find out which chef'testants' knife skills are truly on the cutting edge. In the Elimination Challenge, tribute is paid to the most memorable moments in Top Chef history, and sabotage is afoot when two chefs cook to save their lives. Judge Wolfgang Puck returns and is joined by culinary super stars Wylie Dufresne, Jonathan Waxman, and Chris Cosentino, as well as head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E10Jan 10, 2013
Battle Before the War Jan 10, 2013 The pressure is on in this Quickfire as the chef'testants must impress culinary icon Wolfgang Puck with one of his favorite ingredients. In the Elimination Challenge, Restaurant Wars begins! The chefs will be cooking up new concepts for more than 200 people at the city's premier food event, Bite of Seattle. Legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer joins as guest judge alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E11Jan 17, 2013
Restaurant Wars Jan 17, 2013 It's men versus women in this week's episode, as the chef'testants go into Restaurant Wars with the hopes of impressing world renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer. Relationships are tested as restaurants are built from scratch, and each team must try to overcome the destructive mistakes of one of their fellow chefs. Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E12Jan 24, 2013
Wolfgang Clucks Jan 24, 2013 In this Quickfire, the chef'testants are tasked with impressing the master of sushi, Katsuya. And it's fried chicken for the Elimination Challenge as the chef'testants head to Tom's Seattle digs to cook for a table full of culinary superstars. It's an epic dinner service filled with big laughs and great stories. David Chang, Michelle Bernstein, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo join judges Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi for a night to remember.
S10 E13Jan 31, 2013
Chefs at Sea Jan 31, 2013 Chefs, ahoy! The chef'testants are setting sail for Alaska. While aboard, they'll tackle a Quickfire of titanic proportions, elevating iceberg lettuce into a flavorful amuse bouche. For the Elimination Challenge, they must create a new spin on the cruise ship classic, Surf and Turf. The pressure is on to make the final four, and one chef'testant disembarks in a heartbreaking elimination. Guest judge Curtis Stone joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E14Feb 7, 2013
Kings of Alaska Feb 7, 2013 As the chef'testants dock in Juneau, Alaska, they are quickly put to task in a Quickfire focused on the local million dollar export -- King Crab. Keeping to Alaska's culinary roots for the Elimination Challenge, the chef'testants must impress the judges as well as the locals with their take on salmon and sourdough. It's a bear of a challenge as each chef fights to be part of the final three. Guest judge Sean Brock joins Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E15Feb 14, 2013
Glacial Gourmand Feb 14, 2013 Helicopter! Dog sled! Glacier! The Chefs experience an adventure of a lifetime in this glacial Quickfire. For the Elimination Challenge, Emeril and award-winning chef, Roy Choi cook an emotional meal to set the tone for the chef'testants. Josh is on 24-hour baby watch, and a panic attack threatens one chef's ability to compete. In the end, only two will be victorious and move on to the final rounds in Los Angeles. Guest judge Roy Choi joins Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
S10 E16Feb 21, 2013
Finale (1) Feb 21, 2013 The chefs return to Craft in Los Angeles for part 1 of the season finale. A Last Chance Kitchen winner is crowned and immediately joins the two remaining chefs as Tom gives them free rein of his kitchen to create their own menus for dinner service. The two chefs left ... standing will go head to head in next week's season finale to determine who will be Top Chef.
S10 E17Feb 28, 2013
Finale (2) Feb 28, 2013 For the epic season finale, each finalist will cook the best 5 dishes in their culinary arsenal live in front of a studio audience that includes their friends, families and all previous nine Top Chef winners. In the end only one will be crowned the 10th Top Chef...Will it be Kristen or Brooke? Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.