The remaining three contestants vie for the title as they attempt to cook the best meal they've ever made within the most rigid rules in the history of the finales, and just to make things really interesting the producers have devised a couple of very creative curve balls.moreless
The day begins with a Quickfire that tasks the chefs to create a perfect breakfast in bed, then they must get what inspiration they can from Las Vegas' strip of hotels in order to cater a VIP cocktail party. Guest judge: Nigella Lawson.moreless
The dreaded round returns, this time in an existing restaurant, and the chefs will have to watch their Ps and Qs, because the guest judge owns the restaurant. But first is a unique team High Risk QuickFire that uses blindfolds in a new way. Guest judge: Rick Moonen.moreless
The contestants cater a dinner for the chefs in the Macy's Culinary Council, but first they must make it through the QuickFire where Lady Luck again holds all the cards... or rather reels. Guest judge: Tyler Florence.
Seven chefs from seasons one through four return in a cook-off that will rival any football game, although with the allotted cooking time there will be some very quick quarters, but first the chefs are challenged to reimagine the uses for a supergrain beyond breakfast. Guest Judge: Scott Conant Quaker Oats QuickFire Challenge: Pair Whole Grain Oats with Food Group to Create an Original Dish Top Chef Bowl – Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Based on the Regional Cuisine of an NFL Team Round 10moreless
Not enough conflict yet? Prepare to be satisfied as one of the most brutal challenges occurs. Two teams will create their vision of a perfect dining experience from start to finish, but personal issues may derail some. Stephen Starr performs guest judging duties.moreless
The chefs take another road trip, this time to Massachusetts and Blue Hill Farm where they must gather their own ingredients, and then serve dinner to the farmers as they explore the flavors of regional produce and sustainable agriculture. Dan Barber, Chef and Co-Owner of Blue Hill Farm and restaurants, guest judges.moreless
The remaining contestants face some brutal challenges this week. First up is a sweet QuickFire without a sweetener, then an Elimination that is a mystery for not only the chefs, but the judges as well. Toby Young joins the judging team. Guest Judge: Jean-Christophe Novelli Diet Dr. Pepper QuickFire Challenge: Create a Guilt-Free Dessert using Any Non-Sugar Ingredients Elimination Challenge: Create a Family-Style Meal for a Blind Tasting Round Sevenmoreless
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