Top Chef

Mentors

Season 9, Ep 14, Aired 2/8/12
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  • Episode Description
  • The return of an eliminated chef from Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen is only the beginning of tonight's trials for the contestants. A blindfolded pantry raid for the Quickfire is next, and then the chefs are tasked with creating dishes that will not only impress the judges, but honor the chefs who trained them.Guest Judge: NoneQuickfire Challenge: Find Ingredients While Blindfolded & Then Cook a DishElimination Challenge: Make a Dish to Impress Your MentorsRound 12moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Cutforth

  • Jane Lipsitz

  • Nan Strait

  • Casey Kriley

  • Erica Carolyn Ross

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Tyson Cole: (about Paul) He was the first person the I ever worked with, where I would show him something and teach him, and then he'd come back two days later and he would have done it better than I did it. At first I was kind of threatened-
      (Everyone at the table laughs.)
      Padma: Uh, yeah, yeah.
      Tyson Cole: You know what I mean? But then I was like, "You know this guy is- he is really valuable. Like, we need to take advantage of that."
      Gail: We need to exploit that.
      Tyson Cole: (laughing) I know, exactly!

    • Lindsay: (introducing her mentor) I'm gonna look at your shoes so I don't lose it, all right? So Michelle Bernstein is my mentor. She molded this girl from North Carolina with train-wreck hair into the chef that I am, and she taught me how to balance being a badass and a lady at the same time.

    • (The chefs discuss who will return from Last Chance Kitchen.)
      Ed: You know it's gonna be Bev coming back.
      Sarah: Why would you say such thing?
      Ed: You know it is, though. I got a pack of cigarettes says it's Bev.
      Sarah: I got money that Grayson kicks Bev's ass.
      Ed: Pack of cigarettes, or are you gonna raise me?
      Sarah: I'm gonna raise ya a banana.
      Ed: Done. Pack of cigarettes and a banana.
      Sarah: Uh-oh, sounds like a good night.

    Notes (1)

    • Additional Table Judges:
      > Sarah Stegner – Co-chef/Owner, Prairie Grass Cafe, Northbrook, Illinois
      > Tyson Cole – Executive Chef/Co-owner, Uchi, Austin, Texas
      > Frank Crispo – Chef/Owner, Crispo Restaurant, New York, New York

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