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The contestants design and create competing pop-up restaurants.
The chefs try their hand at Louisiana-style hot sauce, and then cater their own boucherie—including butchering the 300-pound pig.
The Quickfire includes a game of musical chairs, but the prizes are food. Next the contestants immerse themselves in the New Orleans music scene as they cater a Jazz festival.
Tonight the chefs acquaint themselves with the Creole tomato—a fruit unique to Louisiana—and use it in the Quickfire. For the Elimination they must cater an event for chefs from some of the region's most up-scale restaurants.
Guest Judge: John Besh
Quickfire Challenge: Create a Dish Highlighting the Creole Tomato
Elimination Challenge: Create a Farm Fresh Dish Using Philadelphia Cream Cheese
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
The contestants get an early morning visit at the house where they learn there will be no Quickfire or immunity. Their long day begins with an immersion into Vietnamese cuisine via visits to eateries, docks and markets in New Orleans East, all so they can put their own spins on traditional dishes.
Guest Judge: Eddie Huang
Quickfire Challenge: None
Elimination Challenge: Work in Teams to Create a Vietnamese-inspired Meal
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
Fresh off their first elimination, the chefs must regroup without a break and begin an overnight gumbo challenge with a personal twist. and end the day in food trucks, catering for Habitat for Humanity's workforce.
Guest Judges: Leah Chase, Susan Spicer
Quickfire Challenge: Make a Gumbo Inspired by Your Heritage
Elimination Challenge: Make Lunch in a Food Truck for Habitat for Humanity
The new contestants are introduced and then must cook with one of three proteins native to the Louisiana swamp: alligator, turtle, or frog.
Quickfire Challenge: None
Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Highlighting a Louisiana Delicacy
The chefs cook the best meal of their lives.
The two remaining chefs arrive in Los Angeles and cook for one of their final challenges.
Tonight's Quickfire is all about the cold, but the Elimination warms up things with emotions that are started by Chefs Lagasse and Choi's sample meal. Unfortunately, emotions take over on of the contestants and only two move forward to the finales.moreless
The cruise ship arrives in Juneau, Alaska, and the remaining contestants must immerse themselves in the local fishing industry for both challenges. First up is a Quickfire that is all about one of Alaska's best-known exports, King Crabs. Next, the chefs must make their renditions of a local dish, salmon and sourdough. With only three spots available in the finale, each chef will need to execute perfect dishes.moreless
The remaining contestants board a cruise ship bound for Alaska. But there is no rest for the weary; the challenges that highlight their trip require ingenuity and skill. First, they must create an appetizer from iceberg lettuce and then they wrap up the day with a unique take on surf and turf.moreless
The contestants attempt perfect fried chicken in the elimination, but first they must demonstrate their sushi skills.
It's not just restaurant wars tonight, it's also gender wars when the women are pitted against the men to create a restaurant from the ground up.
Wolfgang Puck drops by early for the Quickfire, and then the chefs cater a Seattle foodie event.
A back-to-basics Quickfire tests the contestants' knife skills. In the Elimination the chefs create their versions of memorable Top Chef dishes, and two of them must go head-to-head for survival.
The contestants cater an event for a local sports team after they shuck and serve oysters for Chef Lagasse.
A Quickfire where the chefs tackle a wrapped pantry starts the day off shiny. Then, they must gear up for head-to-head challenges in the Elimination.
The chefs cater a homecoming party for two married celebrities, but first they must apply the Golden Rule to the holidays in a Quickfire based on their families and whether they can share.moreless
An early morning Quickfire at Pike Place Market has ramifications for the Elimination Challenge as the teams must showcase the rare ingredients they bought in their dishes.
First the chefs must demonstrate their knife skills, and then they board a time machine, metaphorically at least, so they can design menus from the 1950s.
The chefs make a Hunger Games-style dash in the Quickfire to get the best possible international dumpling to cook for the challenge. Next, they team up with either Tom or Emeril to cater a Creole- or Italian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner for a charity association.
Guest Judge: Dana Cowin
Quickfire Challenge: Create an Authentic International Dumpling
Elimination Challenge: Create a Thanksgiving Meal Inspired by Chef Tom & Chef Emeril
Two weeks after the heats the fifteen chefs who qualified gather in Seattle. Though all of them are excited and committed to winning the title, they are about to learn the first lesson of Top Chef: there's always a twist. This time it's a major change to the game and occurs halfway through the round. The Elimination brings unlabeled proteins and planning a dish that will impress an acclaimed chef.
Guest Judges: Josie Smith-Malave, Chris "CJ" Jacobsen, Stefan Richter and Tom Douglas
Quickfire Challenge: Each Team Must Create a Dish That Highlights Local Shellfish
Elimination Challenge: Make a Dish Using Regional Ingredients for Legendary Seattle Chef, Tom Douglas
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
Andy Cohen hosts an hour with the cast and chefs as they recall the season and answer questions.
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
The three remaining chefs travel to Vancouver. There, they play a tag-team Quickfire with an assist from some Asian master chefs. Next, they are asked to combine Texas and Vancouver into a cocktail and dish that best exemplifies each of their transitions from the Southwest heat to the Northwest cold.
Guest Judge: None
Quickfire Challenge: Team up with a Top Chef Master to Create an Asian Inspired Dish
Elimination Challenge: Create One Dish & One Cocktail for "Fire & Ice" Party
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