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  • Lea Michele's Halloween Bash

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    S 11 : Ep 5 - 10/30/13

    The contestants compete in a version of a blind Quickfire where they must cook using foil-covered ingredients and cooking utensils chosen for them. For the Elimination they cater a TV star's Halloween party in which they make dishes that are not only themed, but vegetarian—most chefs' Waterloo.

    Guest Judge: Lea Michele

    Quickfire Challenge: Create Dishes Using Items Covered in Reynolds Wrap

    Elimination Challenge: Cater a Spooky Halloween Party

    Round Five

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  • Commander's Palace

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    S 11 : Ep 3 - 10/16/13

    It's a double elimination today, one in each challenge. First the chefs are charged with refreshing tired culinary trends, then they face an Elimination Challenge at one of New Orleans' oldest historic restaurants that also launched one of the judge's careers.

    Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish That Reinvents a Popular Food Trend

    Elimination Challenge: Replicate a Classic Commander's Palace Dish

    Round Three

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  • The Ultimate Chef Test

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    S 10 : Ep 1 - 11/7/12

    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 Chickens

    Lagasse Task: Make a Bowl of Soup

    Puck Task: Make an Omelet with Perfect Presentation

    Acheson Task: Create a Beautiful Salad

    Qualifying Heats

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  • Finale

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    S 9 : Ep 17 - 2/29/12

    Each of the last two chefs takes over a Vancouver restaurant where he or she is responsible for a four-course dinner that will be served to the judges and some surprise guests. But first, 11 chefs vie for the eight sous chef spots by cooking a dish to entice the finalists in a blind tasting.

    Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish to Earn Spot As Sous Chef for the Final Cook

    Elimination Challenge: Create Four-course Tasting Menu & Restaurant of Your Dreams

    Final

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  • Mentors

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    S 9 : Ep 14 - 2/8/12

    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: None

    Quickfire Challenge: Find Ingredients While Blindfolded & Then Cook a Dish

    Elimination Challenge: Make a Dish to Impress Your Mentors

    Round 12

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  • Restaurant Wars

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    S 9 : Ep 10 - 1/11/12

    The most brutal challenge is back with a few additions. Tonight the teams not only have to conceptualize, decorate and execute a menu for their restaurants, they must also design signs, logos and other accessories never before required in the challenge. Plus, for the first time, the challenge will be gender-based, and the women's preoccupation with Beverly could derail everything.

    Guest Judge: None

    Quickfire Challenge: None

    Elimination Challenge: Create a 3 Course Menu for 100 Guests

    Round Eight

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  • Game On

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    S 9 : Ep 7 - 12/14/11

    The chefs begin the day with shots of tequila, and then must cook for an all-star table of chefs when they cater a game night event for Tim Love's friends. Unfortunately, the random pairing of teams may work against some as tonight's twist is a double elimination.

    Guest Judge: Tim Love

    Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish That Pairs with the Tequila of Your Choice

    Elimination Challenge: Cook One Course for a Game Dinner

    Round Five

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  • Higher Steaks

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    S 9 : Ep 6 - 12/7/11

    The contestants settle into their new home kitchen at Dallas' Le Cordon Bleu. The collegial atmosphere seems appropriate, since the Quickfire asks them to regress to sauciers. Next, they must prepare steak for some of Texas' most discerning palates, at least beef-wise, the attendees of the Cattle Baron's Ball.

    Guest Judge: Dean Fearing

    Quickfire Challenge: Personalize Your Mother Sauce

    Elimination Challenge: Create a Four Course Steak Dinner for Cattle Baron's Ball

    Round Four

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  • "THE Dish," with Hugh Acheson

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    11/19/11

    Rebecca Jarvis and Russ Mitchell sit with chef, restauranteur and cookbook author Hugh Acheson to get his take on Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Quinceanera

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    S 9 : Ep 3 - 11/16/11

    Tonight the chefs are asked to create a dish using rattlesnakes. Later, they will cater a girl's quinceañera celebration.

    Guest Judge: Johnny Hernandez

    Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish Using Rattlesnake

    Elimination Challenge: Cook for Family & Friends at Blanca's Quinceañera Party

    Round One

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  • The Heat Is On

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    S 9 : Ep 2 - 11/9/11

    Night two of heats for the coveted contestant slots begins with 10 competitors, 10 ingredients, and only five chef coats left. Once again, those who excel in the challenge get a chef coat immediately, and those who bomb are sent home. The remaining hopefuls on the "bubble" participate in a cook-off for the last coats with last week's four who are still waiting in the Stew Room for their second chance.

    Group 3 Qualifying Challenge: Choose One of the 10 Ingredients and Then Create a Dish in the Amount of Time on Your Clock

    Qualifying Challenge Final Cook Off: Prepare a Dish Using Any Ingredients in the Kitchen

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  • Villa Rosa

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 9/7/11

    The pastry chefs have to create an ultimate dessert forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump's house party.

  • Clean Citrus Wedges With Hugh Acheson

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    9/7/11

    Guest judge Hugh Acheson share how to create clean citrus segments to spruce up any dessert.
  • Blinded Me with Science

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 6/1/11

    The Masters demonstrate their savvy with modern-day kitchen gadgetry to create a breakfast plate. Later, they use their flair with chemistry at a science fair to make a dish worthy of first prize.moreless
  • Date Night

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 5/18/11

    First, the chefs use their five senses to identify mystery ingredients. Later, they help a man pop the question to his unsuspecting girlfriend by creating a six-course dinner that takes them down the memory lane of their relationship.moreless
  • I'm With the Band

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 5/11/11

    For the Quickfire, the master chefs serve as critics of their fellow chefs' dishes. Later, they must please the palates of the rock band Maroon 5, cooking at a surprise location.
  • Would You Like Fries with That?

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 5/4/11

    The remaining chefs must demonstrate their speed when they work at a traditional Southern California fast-food restaurant, operating a drive-through while serving up quality food in under two minutes.
  • Biggest Loser

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 4/27/11

    Tonight the chefs must balance calories with flavor when they are asked to cater a full day of meals to the cast of The Biggest Loser without allowing the total number of calories to exceed 1,200.moreless
  • Diners to Donors

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 4/20/11

    Tonight's Quickfire requires the chefs to use all their skills and imagination to create an edible dish because the main ingredients are insects or worms. Next it's off to a charity dinner where each chef will have to hawk his or her dish for $100 per plate.moreless
  • Everything Old Is New Again

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 4/13/11

    The chefs prepare dishes for a musically-inclined chef in the Quickfire, and then are asked to make modern dishes from the Sixties.
  • Restaurant Wars

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 4/6/11

    The new chefs are introduced and must hit the ground running, so to speak, as they are asked to design and deliver a restaurant on the first day of the competition—a challenge usually held until the mid-point.moreless