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"Top Chef" (2006) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2006-

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Top Chef -- Janine has proven she’s a force to be reckoned with. Does Patty have the chops to take her down?
Top Chef -- Watch as Nicholas Elmi finds out that he is the next Top Chef.
Top Chef -- Nick and Nina take one last breath before the next day’s foodie “fist-fight.”
Top Chef -- Nobody likes to come in second place.
Top Chef -- Nicholas Elmi is Top Chef.

Overview

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Release Date:
15 February 2006 (USA) See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 34 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 195)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge / ... (144 episodes, 2006-2014)

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host / ... (136 episodes, 2006-2014)

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge / ... (102 episodes, 2006-2013)
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Series Directed by
Paul Starkman (66 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ivan Dudynsky (2 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Writing credits
Lisa Michelle Singer (1 episode, 2011)

Series Produced by
Doneen Arquines .... segment producer / supervising producer / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2014)
Erica Ross .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (95 episodes, 2008-2014)
Blake Davis .... field producer / senior producer / ... (76 episodes, 2008-2014)
Dominic Ciccodicola .... field producer / associate producer (70 episodes, 2006-2009)
Chris Gallivan .... associate producer / senior producer / ... (69 episodes, 2006-2012)
Mark Hunter Braun .... field producer / story producer / ... (66 episodes, 2010-2014)
Shauna Minoprio .... executive producer (64 episodes, 2006-2009)
Sandra J. Ciccone .... segment producer / associate producer (61 episodes, 2010-2013)
Karen Pagtama .... story producer / associate segment producer (58 episodes, 2006-2009)
Dave Serwatka .... executive producer (54 episodes, 2006-2008)
Bengt Anderson .... field producer / senior field producer (52 episodes, 2007-2010)
Hillary Olsen .... segment producer / executive producer / ... (51 episodes, 2008-2014)
Matthew Reichman .... associate producer / segment producer (45 episodes, 2008-2011)
Scott Shatsky .... supervising producer (41 episodes, 2006-2007)
Christian Homlish .... producer / associate producer (41 episodes, 2008-2010)
Arthur Avedissian .... story producer (40 episodes, 2006-2011)
Elizabeth Cook .... co-executive producer / field producer / ... (40 episodes, 2006-2010)
Tracy Tong .... story producer / supervising producer / ... (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Margit Ritz .... senior segment producer / segment producer / ... (37 episodes, 2006-2010)
Lee Anne Wong .... supervising culinary producer (36 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jaymee Johnson .... senior producer / producer / ... (36 episodes, 2008-2011)
Chaz Gray .... co-executive producer (32 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tatiana Fuster .... line producer (31 episodes, 2008-2012)
Castor Fernandez .... associate producer / story producer (31 episodes, 2010-2011)
Casey Kriley .... executive producer (30 episodes, 2009-2010)
Scott Patch .... story producer / story field producer (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Nan Strait .... supervising producer / segment producer (29 episodes, 2007-2008)
Clara Bottoms .... associate producer (29 episodes, 2008-2012)
Kevin Leffler .... supervising producer / producer (29 episodes, 2008-2009)
Fred Pichel .... co-executive producer (28 episodes, 2008-2009)
Anthony McCarthy .... segment associate producer / production assistant (28 episodes, 2010-2012)
Audrey George .... story producer (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
David A. Kleiler Jr. .... web content producer (26 episodes, 2009-2010)
Enrique Huertas .... story associate producer / associate producer (24 episodes, 2011-2013)
Julie Duggan .... story producer (21 episodes, 2006-2008)
Dan Volpe .... line producer (21 episodes, 2012-2013)
Steve Lichtenstein .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jamie Lauren Davis .... associate producer (20 episodes, 2012-2013)
Abel M. González .... culinary associate producer (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Anna Wong .... associate producer / field producer (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Meri Haitkin .... field producer / producer (16 episodes, 2007-2012)
Andrew Stryker .... story producer (16 episodes, 2013-2014)
JoAnn Cianciulli .... culinary producer (15 episodes, 2006-2011)
Jonathan Craig .... associate story producer (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Heather Manross .... story producer (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ted Williams .... story producer (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lindsay Russell .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Molly O'Rourke .... field producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Gary Snoonian .... line producer (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Jenn de Mahy .... associate producer (13 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Kearney .... supervising producer (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daniel Calin .... segment producer (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
Joshua Fruehling .... field producer / producer: web (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Randy Byers .... story producer (12 episodes, 2008)
Jackie Robbins .... associate field producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Tracey Izatt .... field producer (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Gavin Rember .... field associate producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Rachael Trigg .... associate producer (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Katie Christ .... culinary producer (11 episodes, 2006)
Jessica Cabrera .... producer (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Shawnelle Gibbs .... story producer (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Cameron Glenar .... associate story producer (11 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Wallace .... field producer (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
David Brandon .... story producer (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joy Rillo .... field producer (9 episodes, 2006)
Camille Strayhorn .... associate producer (9 episodes, 2006)
Lee Olson .... story producer (9 episodes, 2010)
Michael Rucker .... supervising producer / field producer / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2011)
Cynthia Childs .... supervising story producer (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Natalie Allan .... supervising story producer / story producer (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rona Moser .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Laurel Mick .... story producer (5 episodes, 2011-2013)
Wade Sheeler .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 2011-2012)
Joelle Luman .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2011)
Jeff Singer .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
Allison Klein .... associate producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Jennifer Roth .... story producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Amy Woods .... story producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Brynn Wexler .... segment producer (2 episodes, 2006)
Rich Buhrman .... co-executive producer (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Dan Cutforth .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jane Lipsitz .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Charlie Newton .... story producer (2 episodes, 2007)
Debbie Levin .... field producer (2 episodes, 2008)
Benjamin Mack .... lead field producer / supervising producer (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Amy Procacci .... field producer (2 episodes, 2010)

Damien Breen .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Jason Hunt .... senior producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Joachim .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Gregory Butler (114 episodes, 2006-2011)
Biff Sanders (97 episodes, 2006-2010)
Aaron Kaplan (83 episodes, 2006-2009)
Matthew McGaughey (54 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Starkman (30 episodes, 2007-2008)

Bradley Sellers (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kevin Kearney (58 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kevin Leffler (43 episodes, 2006-2009)
Steve Lichtenstein (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Anthony J. Rivard (20 episodes, 2011-2013)
Bri Dellinger (19 episodes, 2006-2010)
Antonia Tighe (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jeannie Gilgenberg (19 episodes, 2011-2012)
Katherine Griffin (15 episodes, 2006-2009)
Alan Hoang (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Nicole West (11 episodes, 2013-2014)
Pepe Serventi (9 episodes, 2007-2009)
Michael Lynn Deis (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Shannon Baker (9 episodes, 2012-2013)
Marc Clark (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Kent Bassett (8 episodes, 2010-2012)
Vikash Patel (7 episodes, 2006-2007)
Charles Kramer (7 episodes, 2010)
Jon Blando (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Kashevaroff (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
Richie Edelson (5 episodes, 2009)
Chase Peel (5 episodes, 2010)
Brad Schwartz (4 episodes, 2007)
Chris Wiencke (4 episodes, 2008-2009)
Scott Gamzon (4 episodes, 2008)
Claire Scanlon (3 episodes, 2006-2007)
Matthew Moul (3 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Pedroza (3 episodes, 2009)
Emily Hsuan (3 episodes, 2010)
Brian Ray (2 episodes, 2007)
Skylar Smith (2 episodes, 2007)
Hans van Riet (2 episodes, 2012)

A.G. Bealer (unknown episodes)
Drew Brown (unknown episodes)
Michael Degl'Innocenti (unknown episodes)
Sean McGinty (unknown episodes)
Chris Offutt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Randy Bernstein (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Design by
Jeff Hall (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Art Direction by
Marie Lynn Wagner (43 episodes, 2008-2010)
Johnny White (13 episodes, 2007)

Kristi Adams (unknown episodes)
James Carhart (unknown episodes)
Brad Lublin (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Abbie Jacobson (1 episode, 2008)
 
Series Costume Design by
Juli Faller (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kristen Kiyan .... makeup artist (60 episodes, 2008-2011)
Teresa Morgan .... makeup department head (30 episodes, 2007-2008)
Karen Houghton Simon .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
William Hoppins .... post-production supervisor (59 episodes, 2007-2010)
Dan Volpe .... production manager (59 episodes, 2009-2012)
Tatiana Fuster .... production manager (29 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jennifer Lynn Vidas .... production manager (11 episodes, 2006-2007)

Tali Mansfield .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Hogan .... first assistant director (114 episodes, 2006-2011)
Belinda Bernardo .... second assistant director (93 episodes, 2007-2012)
Richard H. Wood .... second second assistant director (43 episodes, 2007-2009)
Sandra Siso .... second second assistant director (43 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sean Callahan .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Charlie Eubanks .... first assistant director (13 episodes, 2008)
Kris Kolstad .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008)
Adrian Narciso .... second second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008)
Tim Lyne .... second second assistant director (12 episodes, 2009)
Nick Snow .... second second assistant director (12 episodes, 2009)
Michael A. Galasso .... second assistant director (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Joey Stewart .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2011)
Gabriel Landau .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Derek Crimmel .... construction foreman / construction coordinator (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
Michael C. Biddle .... set dresser (16 episodes, 2007)
Jeremiah Reddick .... art swing / art / ... (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jenn de Mahy .... assistant art director (14 episodes, 2007)
Pablo Morris .... set dresser (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Erin O. Kay .... art department assistant (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Nick Pray .... art department assistant (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Marco Scaringi .... art department assistant (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
Brian M. Fowler .... assistant art director (5 episodes, 2011)
Rachel Mansur .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2007)
Stephanie Perkins .... art department coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Terneille Burrows .... art assistant (4 episodes, 2011)
Joseph Izzo .... art department production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
René Vargas .... art coordinator (2 episodes, 2008)

Kristi Adams .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Samantha Levens .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Paul Orozco .... sound mixer / sound: A2 / ... (100 episodes, 2008-2014)
Patrick Grandclaudon .... dialogue editor / sound re-recording mixer / ... (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
Brian Johnson .... co-sound supervisor / sound supervisor / ... (34 episodes, 2009-2011)
Mickey McMullen .... production sound mixer / sound (30 episodes, 2010-2013)
Bruce Beacom .... sound mixer (19 episodes, 2006-2009)
Eric Hoffman .... additional adr recording (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Fernando Delgado .... sound supervisor / sound (16 episodes, 2006-2014)
Aaron Saddler .... sound supervisor (16 episodes, 2008-2009)
Darren Brower .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Margolis .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Wyatt Tuzo .... sound mixer (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Morgen Stary .... sound editor/sound effects editor (12 episodes, 2006)
Jonathan Lallouz .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 2009-2011)
Eric M. Moorman .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 2009)
Randall Good .... sound mixer (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Nathan Nadell .... co-sound supervisor (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Layton .... sound editor (11 episodes, 2006)
Dwayne Bradley .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Albert Delgado .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2009)
Brandon Kappert .... sound mixer (10 episodes, 2009)
Andy Yip .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 2006-2007)
Adriano Bravo .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2006)
Erika Gieschen .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2006)
Tal Segev .... production sound mixer (8 episodes, 2006)
Mike Hoffman .... sound editor (7 episodes, 2010)
Michael Frohberg .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2006)
Chris Durfy .... sound mixer (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Matthew Olivo .... sound editor (5 episodes, 2008)
Thanos Kazakos .... dialogue editor (5 episodes, 2010)
Kelsey Wood .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2012-2013)
John Hatcher .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Rafael Sienkiewicz .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2007)
Barry London .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Paul Reed .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Tim Lyne .... A2 (2 episodes, 2009)
Steve Micallef .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 2009)
Marilyn Loud .... A2 (2 episodes, 2013)

Allen Price .... sound production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Erik Sandoval .... digital producer (38 episodes, 2010-2012)
Skyler Rousselet .... associate digital producer (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
Donna Lee .... digital producer (12 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Palmer Anderson .... assistant camera (95 episodes, 2007-2013)
Brett Knott .... best boy electric / gaffer / ... (82 episodes, 2008-2013)
Megan Drew .... camera operator (45 episodes, 2010-2012)
Derth Adams .... camera operator (40 episodes, 2007-2010)
Kevin Nowicki .... camera operator (34 episodes, 2012-2014)
Garrett Mock .... camera operator / assistant camera (33 episodes, 2009-2011)
Meagan Stockemer .... assistant camera (26 episodes, 2007-2009)
Paul Meehan .... key grip / rigging grip (24 episodes, 2007-2011)
Rachael Kliman .... assistant camera (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ryan McDonnell .... camera operator (21 episodes, 2006-2007)
Torell Vinson .... assistant camera (19 episodes, 2010)
Steven Paul .... assistant camera (18 episodes, 2009-2010)
Saúl J. González .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jess Canales DeZamora .... lighting technician (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Vince Monteleone .... camera operator (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sam Graydon .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Jordan Graham .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ali Presley Paras .... assistant camera (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Erica Shusha .... assistant camera (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jonathan Durré .... assistant camera (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Adam Alvarez .... assistant camera (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Neill Bachand .... assistant camera (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lucas O'Brien .... camera operator (14 episodes, 2008)
Brandy Tannahill .... grip (14 episodes, 2012-2013)
D.J. Phillips .... assistant camera/jr operator (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
LeRon Minor .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2006-2012)
Bryce Dion .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
James Gips .... assistant camera / camera operator (13 episodes, 2008-2011)
Andrew Newport .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2008)
Martin Runel .... assistant camera (13 episodes, 2009)
Adam Desaulniers .... grip (12 episodes, 2010)
Shannon Mita .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 2010)
John Malvino .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2006)
Jim McGibbon .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
Bryce Brentlinger .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Matt Chapman .... assistant camera (9 episodes, 2006)
Carl Tebbenhoff .... best boy electric (9 episodes, 2006)
Patrik Thelander .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2006)
Michael Steele .... assistant camera (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Adam T. Gutierrez .... lighting production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Canseco .... assistant camera (7 episodes, 2011)
Timothy Reilly .... gaffer / rigging key grip (6 episodes, 2008)
Skyler Rousselet .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2013)
Scott Beardslee .... electrician (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
Michael Schilling .... assistant camera (5 episodes, 2006)
Osvaldo Silvera Jr. .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2007)
Tracy Shreve .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2009)
Jason Ford .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 2011)
Malkuth Frahm .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Chad Pulscher .... grip (3 episodes, 2007)
Burke Heffner .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
J.J. Krehbiel .... assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Brian Holgate .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Mario Panagiotopoulos .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2006)
Tom Guiney .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2007)
Josh Ingalls .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Daniel Hagouel .... jib operator (2 episodes, 2009-2013)
Macgregor Barron .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
John Paul Iacoangelo .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Mason Q. Bell .... lighting board operator (2 episodes, 2013)
Danny Hahn .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2013)
John Perry .... steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2013)

Jordan Danelz .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jason Jancosek .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jason Lohse .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
David Moir .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Matt Somerville .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Mark Hunter Braun .... casting producer / casting associate / ... (54 episodes, 2008-2013)
Donna Lee .... casting producer / casting associate (44 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jordan Wiles .... casting producer (43 episodes, 2008-2010)
Lauren Schlossman .... casting producer (35 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matthew Bardin .... casting coordinator (25 episodes, 2010-2011)
Timothy G. Fox .... casting associate (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Marco Franzitta .... casting producer (16 episodes, 2007)
Jason Skweres .... casting associate (15 episodes, 2010)
Amy Hutchinson .... casting producer (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Drew Whitaker .... casting editor (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Irit Silverman .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2006-2007)
Caitlin Youngs .... casting assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
Laura Corrin .... casting associate (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Megan Schulze .... assistant casting coordinator (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Aaron Clark .... casting coordinator (11 episodes, 2011)
Megan Takimoto .... casting coordinator (5 episodes, 2010)
Keri Kulikowsky .... casting manager (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Mitchell McIntire .... casting assistant (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Harmon .... costumer (29 episodes, 2009-2010)
Veronica Martinez .... wardrobe assistant (16 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Editorial Department
Pepe Serventi .... on-line editor (107 episodes, 2007-2014)
Damon Brown .... post-production assistant / tape librarian (84 episodes, 2009-2013)
Shawn Pinner .... on-line assistant editor / assistant editor (81 episodes, 2008-2012)
Ronnie Raffaniello .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (51 episodes, 2011-2014)
Basuki Juwono .... lead assistant editor / assistant editor (45 episodes, 2009-2012)
Eva Honegger Sarrafan .... assistant editor (44 episodes, 2009-2011)
Erin Dowgiert .... assistant editor (42 episodes, 2008-2009)
Raymond McCoy .... assistant editor (31 episodes, 2009-2011)
Brandie June Chernow .... post-production assistant (31 episodes, 2009-2010)
Erin Peters .... assistant editor (30 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Sarver .... assistant editor (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
Kazem Roghani .... assistant editor (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Joel Griffen .... assistant editor / on-line assistant editor (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Michael Lynn Sturm .... assistant editor / additional editor (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Ashley Riddle .... assistant editor / on-line assistant (19 episodes, 2010)
Chad Joel .... assistant editor (18 episodes, 2008)
Gregory Cusumano .... assistant editor / first assistant editor: additional editing (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Melcher Fabi .... logger (16 episodes, 2007)
Angel A. Huezo .... editor (15 episodes, 2008-2009)
Samantha DeGhetto .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Drew Meyer .... assistant editor (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Phil Habeger .... assistant editor (14 episodes, 2009)
Richie Edelson .... lead editor (14 episodes, 2010)
Bri Dellinger .... assistant editor (12 episodes, 2006-2007)
Iris Hershner .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2006)
Erica Gillespie .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Justin Panzanaro .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2008-2009)
Ted Barakat .... additional editor (5 episodes, 2011)
Chas Hollis .... web editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Chris Meyer .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Antonia Tighe .... additional editor (2 episodes, 2007)

Matthew Anconetani .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Aaron Kaplan .... composer: underscore (82 episodes, 2008-2012)
Matthew McGaughey .... composer: additional music (67 episodes, 2006-2009)
Kyle Johnston .... composer: additional music (61 episodes, 2010-2013)
Carrie Hughes .... music supervisor (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jonathan Krimstock .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2011)
Thanos Kazakos .... music editor (5 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Transportation Department
Antionne Rolle .... transportation coordinator (5 episodes, 2009-2011)
 
Series Other crew
Erin Rott .... assistant: Ms. Lipsitz / assistant: Mr. Cutforth (116 episodes, 2006-2012)
Walter Sanchez .... post-production coordinator / post production coordinator / ... (59 episodes, 2007-2011)
Enrique Huertas .... key production assistant / production coordinator (56 episodes, 2007-2011)
Monica Jennings .... production accountant (50 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jason Stuart Duffy .... talent coordinator / talent manager (47 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kasey Burt .... production office manager / production assistant / ... (42 episodes, 2006-2008)
James Michael Hegarty .... production assistant / talent coordinator (42 episodes, 2006-2008)
Brandie June Chernow .... production assistant / post production assistant (42 episodes, 2008-2009)
Idris Kennedy .... production assistant / production coordinator (40 episodes, 2009-2012)
Mitchell McIntire .... production assistant / office production assistant (35 episodes, 2007-2008)
Damien Breen .... talent coordinator (32 episodes, 2007-2008)
Cat Sullivan .... production assistant / Assistant Production Coordinator (31 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lauren Vanderschuur .... craft service coordinator (28 episodes, 2008-2009)
Lizzie MacPherson .... production assistant / office production assistant (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Sara Pleskow .... logger (28 episodes, 2010-2011)
Stacy Allen .... lead logger (26 episodes, 2006-2007)
Damon Brown .... production assistant (25 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chuck Boltwood .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2008-2009)
Justin Messing .... cast coordinator (20 episodes, 2010-2011)
Ryan Moon .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jerry Hudgens .... production assistant (19 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Anderson .... production assistant (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
David E. Snyder .... post production (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jonathan Durré .... key production assistant (17 episodes, 2007-2008)
K. August Reinfried .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Emily Van Bergen .... set production assistant (17 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tyler Hayes .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2011-2012)
Rachael Trigg .... assistant production coordinator (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
K. Chase McKenzie .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ryan Myhand .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Schuyler Pryor .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
Kent Agramonte .... set production assistant (16 episodes, 2007)
Daniel A. Davila .... permit coordinator: Miami (16 episodes, 2007)
Cora Berchem .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Kerstetter .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rob Gokee .... logger (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lance Ripka .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2006)
Victor H. Soto .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Stefan Christopher .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (15 episodes, 2010)
Jonathan Barnett Peters .... post production assistant (15 episodes, 2010)
Jess Canales DeZamora .... production staff (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Danny Hahn .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kyle Minch .... assistant production coordinator (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
Chewie K. Darsow .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tracy Reuter .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2007-2008)
Alexis Buhler .... location accountant (14 episodes, 2007)
Mitchell Benjamin .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kevin Patrick Bridger .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jennifer Clark .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeff Doiron .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kaveh Saberi .... key production assistant / production coordinator (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Peri Sigman .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Dan Volpe .... field coordinator (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Danielle Wilson .... craft services supervisor (14 episodes, 2008-2009)
Fidel Jackson .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2008)
Matthew Bardin .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2009)
Lynn Hylden .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2009)
Charles Juriaan .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2009)
Neal Naito .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2009)
Sophia Rojas .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Patrick Henry Simmons .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kristen Blaum .... production assistant (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
David Cortes .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007-2008)
Julie Albert .... lead logger (13 episodes, 2007)
Cameron Glenar .... logger (13 episodes, 2007)
J.R. Poli .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2007)
Joe Kobzan .... set assistant (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Yuriy Chernin .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
Rick Krimbel .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2008)
Betsy Ockerlund .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 2008)
Allison Klein .... production assistant (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jessica Hornedo .... cast coordinator (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Todd A. Molé .... key production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
John Spicer .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tom Trocola .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
James Barron .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008)
David Cortez .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008)
Nicole Oesterle .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2008)
Bianca Babcock .... production office manager (12 episodes, 2009)
Jamie Ergas .... location scout (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Rik Nagel .... location scout (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Mindy Silberman .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2010-2011)
Aaron Clark .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2010)
Patty Jovel .... cast coordinator (12 episodes, 2010)
Laura Neal .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2010)
Trameka Howard .... production assistant (12 episodes, 2013)
Doneen Arquines .... production assistant / cast coordinator (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Randy Byers .... assistant story editor / story editor (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Kristin Curtin .... talent coordinator (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Faith McQuinn .... logger (11 episodes, 2006-2007)
Bryan Bingham .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2006)
Jnani Butler .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2006)
Xavier Cortes .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2006)
Jori Espinosa .... first assistant accountant (11 episodes, 2006)
Alexis M. Ledesma .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2006)
Kait Pickering .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2006)
Jeremy Goodman .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tom Keliinoi .... production assistant (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adam Desaulniers .... production coordinator / production assistant (10 episodes, 2009-2011)
Chris P. Anderson .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2009)
Brandy Tannahill .... production assistant / key production assistant (10 episodes, 2011-2012)
Angela H. Young .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2012-2013)
Rudy Asuncion .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2006)
Brad Beedle .... production medic (9 episodes, 2006)
Colin Murray .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2006)
Grant Paulis .... key production assistant / production assistant (9 episodes, 2009-2012)
Colin Sommer .... post production intern (9 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Turpin .... stage manager (9 episodes, 2013)
Diana Argos .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2006)
Katherine Busler .... logger (8 episodes, 2006)
Nicole Walberg .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 2006)
Sandra Siso .... set production assistant (8 episodes, 2007)
Tyler Heon .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2010-2011)
Valerie Finch .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sarah Raoufpur .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2012-2013)
Paul Dahlke .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Cooper .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 2006)
Arielle Solc .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Jason Ormand .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Frank Chad Muniz .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2008)
Liam Ireson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2009)
Kyle Sloan .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Ian Van der Werff .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012-2013)
Kelly Dean Smith .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2010)
Justin Ruse .... talent coordinator (3 episodes, 2006-2009)
Isaac C. Nejako .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2010)
Colin Willauer .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Ninnette Robare .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Lester Bullock .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2013)
Ryan Wooley .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2013)
Jason Chandler .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Whitney Hurst .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Aaron J. Stone .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
Shelby Kaufman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007)
Amy Lambert .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2007)
Grant Rickard .... story editor (2 episodes, 2007)
Vanessa Rodríguez Murphy .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2008)
Kim Barnard .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Mike Barnard .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Will Bourne .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Buchowicz .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Moira Glace .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Hunter Holder .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Kristin Lekki .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Brian Mathews .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeremy A. Mattia .... set production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Shane McGee .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Matt Nahass .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Norris Ortolano .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Schuster .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Michael Seabolt .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Johnson Colby Sheffield .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Megan Takimoto .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Warden .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Taylor Weeks .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2009)
Joshua David Vaile .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Leigh Giske .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Laura Buono .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Warren Chong .... technical manager (2 episodes, 2013)
Sam Felman .... production staff (2 episodes, 2013)
Ben Grody .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
John Thomas Myers .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
William Tellez .... production staff (2 episodes, 2013)
Jessica Young .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Pelman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2014)

Arthur Avedissian .... head logger (unknown episodes, 2006)
Brad Cordeiro .... logger (unknown episodes)
Wyatt Culbert .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
McCray Gehret .... technical assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Jancosek .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jason Lohse .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kristy McInnis .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Rebecca J. Sorensen .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Johnathan Woody Woodbeck .... talent coordinator / talent production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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"Top Chef All-Stars" - USA (eighth season title)
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6 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Note: This review is only based on Season one that is currently into its concluding episodes in India, 13 December 2007
Author: sashank_kini-1 from India

Top Chef is a new show that they are currently viewing in India. I was surprised when I read that three seasons were already over over there. And therefore, I cannot comment much on the second season and the later season of the show.

Top Chef is a light-hearted show. It doesn't focus too much on drama like other reality shows do. Many people want more drama in reality shows in America, I think so- that's because many of the shows over there focus more on humor.

But once they have a trip to India, they would realize how much drama the audience is being viewed to in the countries. Daily soaps bring with them tons and tons of melodrama and utter rubbish that now has made me red with fury. Only a few shows are hilarious and make you laugh. Therefore, I have got tired of watching old grannies weeping on the television screen all the time.

Even the reality shows have adopted the new policy of including melodrama in them. We have fights during the shows between the judges and the contestants, with judges walking out of the show, people fainting, everyone weeping and judges yelling at the contestants in a hammy voice that hurts your ears. People are so gullible that they actually believe in these and gives more votes and watch the show with more drama persistently.

Therefore, when I saw Top Chef, I was relieved that it didn't focus too much of drama. The idea is simple, twelve people or rather cooks compete for winning the coveted title of the 'Top Chef' and winning some prizes.

The idea of this reality show isn't that new or unique. We have heard of such shows based on cooking before. Yet, it offers a mild pleasure as you watch the delicious dishes made by the contestants which make your mouth water.

The episodes aren't boring, dull and mundane but not even that great but just good. The manner in which the judges converse with the contestants is sophisticated. They do not yell at the top of their voices but discuss the pros and cons of the contestants in a well-behaved manner. Though there are some snide remarks by the judges, they're not hurting the feelings of the contestants that much ( remember Simon of American Idol).

The problems with this show are mentioned below:

1) Katie Lee looks beautiful but she is a bad host. Her speech seems rehearsed and monotonous and her behavior is like a Barbie prototype. She has no expressions on her face, even when she tells the contestants to leave the show and her conversation with the other judges about the contestants and the food is about nil.

2) The judges don't seem to guide the contestants even that much; they just point out their pros and cons. Unlike Hell's Kitchen, they don't go to the kitchen and assist the contestants and thus, are not their helping hands in any way.

3) In the reunion episode where all the contestants are called back together, there is unnecessary drama created which looks absolutely fake. You can see some of the contestants smiling as they argue with the other contestants. Plus, as there is not much drama in the show, why show so much drama in the special episode? I mean, highlighting the fights and calling them controversies is 'silly' as none of the fights have that much effect to cause a controversy.

Overall, its a good show that is entertaining to watch and a upliftment for a person like me who is exposed to the abominable drama of the daily shows that make you doze off. 7 out of 10.

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