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Season 16, Episode 01 The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking

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Dec 7, 2018
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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.

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Season 16, Episode 02 Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo

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Dec 14, 2018
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Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo Dec 14, 2018 A pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings; the chefs head to Makers Mark, the oldest U.S. distillery, to put their spins on a meal full of Kentucky classics, including burgoo, Benedictine, mutton, hoe cakes, and dumplings.

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Season 16, Episode 03 Naughty and Nice

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Dec 21, 2018
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Naughty and Nice Dec 21, 2018 Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson present a Quickfire challenge; chef Eric Ripert sits down with the chefs to enjoy a traditional French Christmas dinner; Padma tells the chefs they're missing the final part of the tradition of Le Revillon de Noel.

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Season 16, Episode 04 Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars

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Dec 28, 2018
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Surprise...It's Restaurant Wars Dec 28, 2018 The Restaurant Wars challenge comes early this year; first, the chefs duke it out in an amuse bouche-based Quickfire; with 12 chefs remaining, three restaurants battle for victory; Tom makes an announcement that leaves the chefs breathless.

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Season 16, Episode 05 Restaurant Wars Part 2

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Jan 4, 2019
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Restaurant Wars Part 2 Jan 4, 2019 The Restaurant Wars causes drama and mayhem; Tom announces a double elimination piling on even more pressure; chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl along with Nilou Motamed and guest judge Caroline Styne.

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Season 16, Episode 06 Roaring Munchies

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Jan 11, 2019
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Roaring Munchies Jan 11, 2019 The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and are drafted into the fight; once Tom declares a winner, the chefs begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails; chef Ken Oringer joins for a Roaring Twenties party.

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Season 16, Episode 07 Carne!

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Jan 18, 2019
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Carne! Jan 18, 2019 Actress Lena Waithe challenges the chefs to make a trademark Kentucky dish known as the Hot Brown; chef Nancy Silverton and butcher Dario Cecchini break down a whole cow for the chefs to utilize along with locally-sourced ingredients.

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Season 16, Episode 08 Whatever Floats Your Boat

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Jan 24, 2019
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Whatever Floats Your Boat Jan 24, 2019 For an elimination challenge, the chefs are split into teams and tasked with throwing houseboat parties on Lake Cumberland; chef Emeril Lagasse joins Padma, Tom and Nilou, along with Capts. Sandy and Lee from "Below Deck" for houseboat hysteria.

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Season 16, Episode 09 Music City Usa

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Feb 1, 2019
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Music City Usa Feb 1, 2019 The chefs take a road trip to Nashville and cook on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for country music artist Hunter Hayes. Then, they have to dig deep to create a dish inspired by a vibrant music memory. Next, the chefs work on a plate for a full table of Nashville food and some music personalities, including Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge, and Chef Jonathan Waxman.

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Season 16, Episode 10 Hoop Dreams

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Feb 8, 2019
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Hoop Dreams Feb 8, 2019 "Top Chef" alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire that's part trivia, part culinary creativity; Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats host a concession-stand cook-off in Rupp Arena; Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis joins the judges.

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Season 16, Episode 11 The Greatest

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Feb 15, 2019
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The Greatest Feb 15, 2019 The chefs take a turn at fried chicken; chef Art Smith judges a secret herbs-and-spices blind taste test ahead of the Quickfire fry-off; after the finger-licking goodness, the chefs turn their attention to boxer Muhammad Ali, aka the Louisville Lip.

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Season 16, Episode 12 Kentucky Farewell

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Feb 22, 2019
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Kentucky Farewell Feb 22, 2019 Tom ambushes sleeping chefs and challenges them to make a dish using ingredients harvested from their gardens; for the last elimination challenge, the chefs bid on luxury ingredients at a thoroughbred horse auction house.

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Season 16, Episode 13 Holy Macau!

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Mar 1, 2019
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Holy Macau! Mar 1, 2019 The final five chefs travel to the Chinese territory of Macau; Graham Elliot, who has a restaurant in Macau, introduces the chefs to a market full of fascinating ingredients and challenges; the chefs throw a party celebrating the Chinese New Year.

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Season 16, Episode 14 The Tao of Macau

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Mar 8, 2019
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The Tao of Macau Mar 8, 2019 The final four chefs must cook with the smelly durian fruit; the chefs get a tutorial on the traditional cuisine of Macau; for the elimination challenge, the chefs are tasked with blending their own heritage with Chinese flavors.

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Season 16, Episode 15 Finale

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Mar 15, 2019
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Finale Mar 15, 2019 It's the final showdown; the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives; Tom reveals in a twist that only two chefs will get the chance to serve their full menu; only one chef will emerge victorious.

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