The remaining chefs demonstrate their passion and respect for cooking.
Chef pairs create a Vegas buffet transcendent in flavor and presentation.
The chefs must fuse unusual ingredients into dishes worthy of an Iron Chef.
The chefs' ingredients are so large, they're transported in freight trucks.
The chefs' task: the transformation of "unworthy" food into Iron Chef fare.
The chefs show simplicity by interpreting opponents' personalities in food.
The chefs reimagine and create innovative takes on international classics.
The final two contestants battle for the title of "Top Chef."
Guest Judge: Hubert Keller
Final Challenge: Cook the Best Five Course Meal Each Chef Has Ever Prepared in His Life.
Location, location, location! The remaining chefs travel to Hawaii for this round, and must use food native to the island for a luau that ends with naming the final contestants.
Guest Judge: Alan Wong
Quickfire Challenge: There Is None in This Round
Elimination Challenge: Prepare a Birthday Luau, Reformulating Traditional Luau Fare into Each Chef's Own