Top Chef

The Ultimate Chef Test

Season 10, Ep 1, Aired 11/7/12
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  • Episode Description
  • Twenty-one chefs gather in Los Angeles, Nevada, Beverly Hills, and Atlanta to compete for fifteen spots in the competition. They are divided into groups of five or six and assigned to one of the judges' restaurants in which they will prove their skills in the real-world with basic challenges, ability to handle themselves in a kitchen, and their interaction their fellow potential competitors.Colicchio Tasks: Stuff & Shape Tortellini, Break Down Whole Ducks, Filet & Portion Salmon, Filet Black Bass, and Butcher Whole ChickensLagasse Task: Make a Bowl of SoupPuck Task: Make an Omelet with Perfect PresentationAcheson Task: Create a Beautiful SaladQualifying Heatsmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Padma Lakshmi

    Host

  • Tom Colicchio

    Head Judge

  • Emeril Lagasse

    Judge

  • Hugh Acheson

    Judge

  • Wolfgang Puck

    Judge

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Wolfgang: When it comes to judging, I think I am such an easy guy - as long as they do it exactly the way I want it.

    Notes (1)

    • First Run Fan Poll:
      Which judge would be most difficult to impress?
      A. Emeril 8%
      B. Hugh 15%
      C. Tom 57%
      D. Wolfgang 20%

      (All percentages are as of the end of the initial broadcast.)

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