Top Chef Season 3
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.
S03 E08Aug 9, 2007
Guilty Pleasures Aug 9, 2007 This round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summer's guilty institution, ice cream, and then they move on to Miami's night life, but there's a surprise in store for them. Guest Judge: Govind ArmstrongQuickFire Challenge: Coldstone Creamery Mix-in Challenge (Create Original Mix-ins for Their Sweet Cream Flavor).Elimination Challenge: Create Late Night Bar food in a Mobile Kitchen.
S03 E09Aug 16, 2007
Restaurant Wars Aug 16, 2007 The chefs are told that they must create the perfect burger. Then, they must create a new restaurant concept, including a great menu. Chef Daniel Boulud is the guest judge.
S03 E10Aug 23, 2007
Second Helping Aug 23, 2007 Chef Geoffrey Zakarian guest judges a relay race challenge. The chefs get another try at "Restaurant Wars," continued from last episode.
S03 E11Sep 6, 2007
Chef Overboard Sep 6, 2007 Chef Michael Schwartz helps to judge challenges that involve a cruise ship buffet and creativity in a grocery store.
S03 E12Sep 13, 2007
Snacks on a Plane Sep 13, 2007 Jimmy Canora guests on an episode that takes to the skies when the chefs take on the dreaded plane cuisine.
S03 E13Sep 20, 2007
Manhattan Project Sep 20, 2007 Sirio Maccione guest judges a QuickFire where the chefs must recreate one of his dishes, then they must impress four more chefs, including Andre Soltner, in elimination.
S03 E14Sep 27, 2007
Finale (1) Sep 27, 2007 The remaining chefs make the move to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the final two will be.
S03 E15Oct 4, 2007
Finale (2) Oct 4, 2007 The Top Chef is chosen.
S03 E16Oct 11, 2007
Reunion Oct 11, 2007 The cast and contestants get together to reminisce about the season and answer questions.