Top Chef Masters

Season 1 Episode 1

Masters Get Schooled

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Jun 10, 2009 on Bravo
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The first group of four chefs compete tonight for one of the Champions Round slots, but they may find the stress of the kitchen is nothing as compared to the stress of competition. First up is a twist on Top Chef season four's "Improv" Quickfire Challenge involving the dreaded dessert course, followed by a "Foo Fighters Thanksgiving" inspired Elimination Challenge cooked in such a bizarre circumstances that one of the chefs resorts to a bathroom to rinse his food. Meanwhile there's the usual mechanical difficulties, and one huge mistake that may affect whether the chef will be able to complete the challenge.

Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dessert for Junior Girl Scouts

Elimination Challenge: Create 3 Courses Using Only a Toaster Oven, Microwave & Hot Plate

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Tom Colicchio

Tom Colicchio

Consulting Producer [Chef Introductions]

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Gail Simmons

Gail Simmons

Herself [Chef Introductions]

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