Top Chef

Season 3 Episode 9

Second Helping

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Aug 22, 2007 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • The contestants in the role of Executive Chef either rose or fell with their teams' performance. Sara won this Challenge, and Tre was sent to pack his knives.

  • Quotes

    • Sara M.: (of winning) Thank you. My first one, it feels awesome!

    • Zakarian: (about Casey's monkfish) You know, when you go to the fish market to buy the fish, the fish is dead. You don't want to kill it again.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia – July 23, 2008 on Arena

    • The decision to send home was unanimous by the Judges, an heart breaking for them all, since they thought he was one of the best chefs of season 3.

    • According to Tom, the reason Casey took so long to dice her onions was that her knives were dull- she hadn't honed them that morning in preparation for the day's competition!

    • Christopher Ciccone reappeared for a second time in this episode as a design consultant for both restaurants' decor. Christopher is the younger brother of pop superstar Madonna. He is a restaurateur as well as a designer, and has been the stage director of two of Madonna's tours. He is also a big fan of Top Chef, and has watched all three seasons regularly.

  • Allusions

    • Dale: The other team, they kind of seemed like the dream team, and we're kind of like the Bad News Bears, and the fact that we kicked their ass really has us going.
      The Bad News Bears was a 1976 comic movie about a team of seemingly hopeless misfit underdogs defeating an all-star little league team.