Top Chef Season 4
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.
S04 E08May 1, 2008
Common Threads May 1, 2008 The microwaves are back, and this time the contestants are to make a healthy meal using a single main ingredient. Chef Art Smith, owner of Table 52 in Chicago performs guest judge duties.
S04 E09May 8, 2008
Wedding Wars May 8, 2008 The remaining chefs' knife skills are challenged again, followed by a wedding reception challenge which might bring the blades out for an entirely different purpose.
S04 E10May 15, 2008
Serve and Protect May 15, 2008 Salad, one of the least respected dishes by chefs, takes center stage tonight as the contestants are challenged to reformulate it, then they continue with the healthy kick by trimming calories and all things bad from a classic entrée.
S04 E11May 22, 2008
Restaurant Wars May 22, 2008 It's all about service tonight as the chefs work the line during a breakfast rush at a diner, and then create their own restaurants from scratch. Washington, D.C. Chef and restaurant owner José Andrés guest judges. QuickFire Challenge: Work a Short Order Egg StationElimination Challenge: Restaurant WarsGuest Head Judge: Anthony Bourdain
S04 E12May 29, 2008
High Steaks May 29, 2008 The remaining chefs' butcher skills are tested, and then they must use the cut of meat they made. Guest judge Rick Tramonto, a Chicago chef and restaurant entrepreneur.
S04 E13Jun 5, 2008
Puerto Rico Jun 5, 2008 There are four chefs and only three spots for the final round, and the contestants know it as they travel to Puerto Rico for the next two challenges. Guest Judge - Wilo BenetQuickFire Challenge: Make Two Frituras featuring PlantainsElimination Challenge: Use a Whole Pig to create Dishes for a Governor's Mansion Event
S04 E14Jun 12, 2008
Finale Jun 12, 2008 The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef.Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin RestaurantSpecial Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim ZagatFinal Challenge: Create a traditional four course tasting menu
S04 E14Jun 11, 2008
Finale (Part 1) Jun 11, 2008 The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef.Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig Dan Barber of Blue Hill and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin RestaurantSpecial Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim ZagatFinal Challenge: Create a traditional four course tasting menu
S04 E15Jun 19, 2008
Reunion Jun 19, 2008 Season four cast and judges gather to reminisce and learn the winner of the fan favorite contest.