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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Who Deserves to Be Here

8 March 2006
In the premiere episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the cast will be thrown straight into the demanding kitchen of famed San Francisco restaurant Fleur de Lys for the quickfire challenge where Guest judge Hubert Keller (famed chef and partner of Fleur de Lys) joins host Katie Lee Joel and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons to help to make the decision on who must "pack up their knives" first.

Katie Lee ... Herself - Host (as Katie Lee Joel)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant
Andrea Beauman ... Herself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Harold Dieterle ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant
Chef Brian Hill ... Himself - Contestant (as Brian Hill)

Hubert Keller ... Himself - Quickfire Judge
Candice Kumai ... Herself - Contestant
Kenneth Lee ... Himself
Dave Martin ... Himself - Contestant
Miguel Morales ... Himself - Contestant
Lisa Parks ... Herself
Cynthia Sestito ... Herself

Gail Simmons ... Herself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself - Contestant

Season 1, Episode 2: Food of Love

15 March 2006
In the second episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the kitchen heats up as the contestants are challenged to cook up sweet dishes that are both sexy and erotic, under the watchful eye of guest judges Elizabeth Falkner, owner of Citizen Cake, a celebrated patisserie and dessert hotspot in San Francisco, and Mistress S, who runs a fetish ball and knows a thing or two about eroticism.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Candice Kumai ... Herself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 3: Nasty Delights

22 March 2006
Something smells fishy in this episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," as the cook's must dive into piles of slimy octopus and turn it into a tempting platter of seafood cuisine. Laurent Manrique of the famed San Francisco seafood restaurant Aqua will guest judge the challenge.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Candice Kumai ... Herself
Kenneth Lee ... Himself (archive footage)
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 4: Food on the Fly

29 March 2006
Gas stations and five-star cuisine are not typically paired together in the same sentence, but in this fourth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef" the contestants are challenged to create tempting dishes solely from ingredients available in a convenience store.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Candice Kumai ... Herself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 5: Blind Confusion

5 April 2006
In the fifth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the chefs are blindfolded, fed rare ethnic cuisine, and then must identify the ingredients. They then hit the streets of San Francisco for the elimination challenge where each team must serve a variety of fusion dishes from handcarts and will be judged upon taste, creativity and customer satisfaction.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 6: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

12 April 2006
A "Queer Eye" will be watching over the sixth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef" and it will come in the form of the culinary expert of The Fab Five, Ted Allen. Known for his food and entertaining expertise on Bravo's hit series Queer Eye, Allen will challenge the contestants to create a low cost appetizer using only the ingredients that he has pre-selected.

Ted Allen ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 7: Restaurant Wars

19 April 2006
In the seventh episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," contestants are asked to create a gourmet sandwich. The chefs will then move on to the elimination challenge, where they are put into teams and must come up with a new restaurant concept and put it into practice for one night only in an actual restaurant location.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 8: Wedding Bell Blues

26 April 2006
It's wedding bells for the competing chefs in the eighth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef." The chefs are put into two teams who must pitch their catering concept to a gay couple that intends to marry in a commitment ceremony, and the couple will choose the most convincing pitch.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 9: Napa's Finest

3 May 2006
Only three potential Top Chefs remain, and this episode's quickfire challenge will test their ability to get creative with junk food to make a tasty dish that could still be served to conscientious diners.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 10: Reunion

10 May 2006
It's a "dish" unlike any other on Bravo's "Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special." Bravo's pop culture pundit and programming executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season three's chef ?testants and judges; host Padma Lakshmi, head-judge Tom Colicchio, judge Gail Simmons and culinary expert Ted Allen. Cohen will get viewers burning questions answered and dish over season three?s good, bad and overcooked. Viewers will also see exclusive clips that didn?t make the final cut. The winner of Bravo's "Fan Favorite" will also be announced during the reunion special.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Kenneth Lee ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 11: Finale

17 May 2006
The remaining two chefs will face-off for one final competition. In the end, only one chef will make it through the spectacular final competition to take the top culinary title.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 12: Episode #1.12

24 May 2006


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Into the Fire

18 October 2006
Bravo's hit culinary series "Top Chef" is back with 15 rising chefs, one red-hot Los Angeles kitchen and some of the restaurant industry's most renowned talent.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself
Otto Borsich ... Himself
Marisa Churchill ... Herself
Cliff Crooks ... Himself
Harold Dieterle ... Himself

Betty Fraser ... Herself

Ilan Hall ... Himself
Michael Midgley ... Himself
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself
Emily Sprissler ... Herself
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself
Frank Terzoli ... Himself

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 2: Eastern Promise

25 October 2006
It's a global experience in the second episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," as the chefs get an early morning wake up call and head to the fish market for their quickfire challenge where they must prepare a scrumptious sushi meal.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself
Otto Borsich ... Himself
Marisa Churchill ... Herself
Cliff Crooks ... Himself
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself

Betty Fraser ... Herself
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself

Ilan Hall ... Himself
Michael Midgley ... Himself
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself
Emily Sprissler ... Herself
Sam Talbot ... Himself
Frank Terzoli ... Himself

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 3: Food for the People

1 November 2006
It is time for the chefs to chill out and cool down as they make a tasty ice cream treat for the quickfire challenge in the third episode of Bravo's "Top Chef."

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 4: Less Is More

8 November 2006
In the fourth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the challenges and the competition heats up as the chefs take on the difficult task of creating amuse bouche for the quickfire challenge. For the elimination challenge, the chefs visit a weight loss camp.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 5: Social Service

15 November 2006
Grab some antacid for this week's episode of "Top Chef." For their quickfire challenge, the chefs are presented with piles of revolting leftover animals parts -- including chicken feet, pigs blood and lamb hearts -- and asked to create delectable tasty dishes from the discarded ingredients.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Jennifer Coolidge ... Herself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 6: Thanksgiving

22 November 2006
On the sixth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the contestants prepare for Thanksgiving.

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 7: The Raw and the Cooked

6 December 2006
The chefs take a leap back in time on this week's episode of Bravo's "Top Chef" as they must create an entrée without modern day technology. Guest judging the challenge is surfer turned chef, Rafael Lunetta.

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 8: Holiday Spirit

13 December 2006
It's the holidays in the eighth episode of Bravo's "Top Chef" as the chefs must serve up a party appetizer and a complementing Baileys cocktail mix in their quickfire challenge.

Ted Allen ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself

Season 2, Episode 9: Seven

3 January 2007
This week on Bravo's "Top Chef," the chefs must put their creative minds to the test for the quickfire challenge and use one of the seven colors of the rainbow to create a color themed three-item dish that is not only a treat for the taste buds, but also appealing to the eye.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Co-Host (credit only)
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Otto Borsich ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Frank Terzoli ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Emily Sprissler ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Cliff Crooks ... Himself - Contestant

Betty Fraser ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Midgley ... Himself - Contestant
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Marisa Churchill ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ilan Hall ... Himself - Contestant
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Ted Allen ... Himself - Guest Judge

Debi Mazar ... Herself
Roberto Ivan ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef

Amanda Luttrell Garrigus ... Herself (uncredited)

Coati Mundi ... Himself (uncredited)

Kathrine Narducci ... Herself (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 10: Unhappy Customers

10 January 2007
In this week's episode of Bravo's "Top Chef," the chefs cook a late night snack with tight constraints. Guest judging is San Francisco restaurateur Mike Yakura.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Co-Host / Judge
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Otto Borsich ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Frank Terzoli ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Emily Sprissler ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Cliff Crooks ... Himself - Contestant

Betty Fraser ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Midgley ... Himself - Contestant
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Marisa Churchill ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ilan Hall ... Himself - Contestant
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Mike Yakura ... Himself - Guest Judge

Season 2, Episode 11: Sense and Sensuality

17 January 2007
Love is in the air on this week's episode of "Top Chef" as the cooks head to Santa Barbara.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Co-Host / Judge
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Otto Borsich ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Frank Terzoli ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Emily Sprissler ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Cliff Crooks ... Himself - Contestant

Betty Fraser ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Midgley ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Marisa Churchill ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ilan Hall ... Himself - Contestant
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Le Bernardin

Season 2, Episode 12: Finale: Part 1

24 January 2007
The final four chefs compete in a two-part finale shot in Hawaii.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host / Judge

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Co-Host / Judge
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself (archive footage)
Otto Borsich ... Himself (archive footage)
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Frank Terzoli ... Himself (archive footage)
Emily Sprissler ... Herself (archive footage)
Cliff Crooks ... Himself (archive footage)

Betty Fraser ... Herself (archive footage)

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Midgley ... Himself (archive footage)
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself (archive footage)
Marisa Churchill ... Herself (archive footage)
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself (archive footage)

Ilan Hall ... Himself - Contestant
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself (archive footage)
Pilialoha Gaison ... Herself - Miss Hawaii
Alan Wong ... Himself - Guest Judge (as Chef Alan Wong)

Mariann Gavelo ... Moet Model (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 13: Finale: Part 2

31 January 2007
The final two chefs face-off in Hawaii for their final competition.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host / Judge

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Co-Host / Judge

Ilan Hall ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant
Michael Midgley ... Himself - Sous Chef, Marcel
Mia Gaines-Alt ... Herself - Potential Sous Chef

Betty Fraser ... Herself - Sous Chef, Ilan
Frank Terzoli ... Himself - Potential Sous Chef
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Sous Chef, Ilan
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Sous Chef, Marcel
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Chef / Owner, Michy's
Otto Borsich ... Himself (archive footage)
Marisa Churchill ... Herself (archive footage)
Scott Conant ... Himself - Chef / Owner, L'impero & alto
Cliff Crooks ... Himself (archive footage)

Wylie Dufresne ... Himself - Chef / Owner, WD-50
Carlos Fernandez ... Himself (archive footage)

Hubert Keller ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Fleur De Lys
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself (archive footage)
Emily Sprissler ... Herself (archive footage)
Suyai Steinhauer ... Herself (archive footage)

Roy Yamaguchi ... Himself - Chef / Owner, Roy's

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: 4-Star All Stars

6 June 2007
Eight former Top Chef contestants -- four from season one, another four from season two -- return for a team cook-off competition. Also, the season three contestants are introduced.
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself

Ted Allen ... Himself
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself
Lia Bardeen ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself
Sandee Birdsong ... Herself
Clay Bowen ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Harold Dieterle ... Himself
Micah Edelstein ... Herself

Tiffani Faison ... Herself

Ilan Hall ... Himself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Dave Martin ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Sam Talbot ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 2: First Impressions

13 June 2007
The top 15 competing chefs are officially introduced, after having served as judges for the previous episode, 4-Star All Stars. A Quickfire Challenge is then announced, where the chefs have 10 minutes to create an amuse bouche from the ingredients which they sampled at their welcome party; a second rule is established: they can only use the implements provided by the caterers. After the Quickfire Challenge winner is picked, the contestants are whisked back to their digs at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami. The next morning, the chefs face off in the Elimination Challenge, a protein-heavy buffet of unusual ingredients in which they are to create their best version of Surf 'n Turf. With 30 dollars to shop for extra ingredients and 2 hours to prepare, they serve the four judges, which includes special guest Anthony Bourdain.
Lia Bardeen ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself
Sandee Birdsong ... Herself

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself
Clay Bowen ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Micah Edelstein ... Herself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 3: Sunny Delights

20 June 2007
The 14 remaining chefs compete in a Quickfire Challenge where citrus is the key ingredient to victory. In the Elimination Challenge, the object is to make the best "upscale" dish for a champagne BBQ attended by Miami socialites.
Lia Bardeen
Camille Becerra ... Herself
Sandee Birdsong ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Micah Edelstein ... Herself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 4: Family Favorites

27 June 2007
13 potential Top Chefs remain. For this episode's Quickfire Challenge, each contestant has 30 seconds to net as much shellfish as they can, then they have 30 minutes to prepare a dish. Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill is the guest judge, and he alone picks the Quickfire winner. In the Elimination Challenge, the competing chefs must take a range of "family favorite dishes" -- pork chops and apple sauce, sloppy joes, etc. -- and convert them into healthier offerings. They cook for members of the Miami Elks Club Lodge.

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge
Lia Bardeen ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Micah Edelstein ... Herself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself
Alfred Portale ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Himself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 5: Cooking by Numbers

11 July 2007
The 12 remaining contestants cook alongside mixologist Jamie Walker, and then showcase their abilities for members of a Miami gastronomic society, as well as guest judge Barton G. Weiss of the restaurant Barton G.

Ted Allen ... Himself
Lia Bardeen ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 6: Latin Lunch

18 July 2007
11 chefs remain, and this week, the Quickfire Challenge puts their dessert-making skills to the test; in the Elimination Challenge, Telemundo's top stars help determine who will advance to the next round. DUO restaurant co-owner Maria Frumkin is the guest judge.
Lia Bardeen ... Herself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 7: Watch What Happens

25 July 2007
The drama is served hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: New York: Watch What Happens Reunion." Bravo executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chef'testants and judges - host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Toby Young. Cohen will answer viewers' burning questions and dish on season five's good, bad and overcooked. The winner of Bravo's "Fan Favorite" will also be announced.

Ted Allen ... Himself
Lia Bardeen ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself
Sandee Birdsong ... Herself
Clay Bowen ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Cliff Crooks ... Himself
Harold Dieterle ... Himself
Micah Edelstein ... Herself

Ilan Hall ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Dave Martin ... Himself
Michael Midgley ... Himself
Miguel Morales ... Himself

Gail Simmons ... Herself
Sam Talbot ... Himself
Lee Anne Wong ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 8: Freezer Burn

1 August 2007
The sixth installment of Bravo's "Top Chef 3 Miami" touches on the senses as the chefs compete for immunity and must identify ingredients by sight or taste.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself - Guest Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Joey Paulino ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 9: Guilty Pleasures

8 August 2007
A sweet tooth is mandatory in the latest "Top Chef 3 Miami" quickfire challenge, which involves toppings and ice cream.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge
Govind Armstrong ... Himself - Guest Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Sara Nguyen ... Herself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself

Season 3, Episode 10: Restaurant Wars

15 August 2007
In the Quickfire Challenge, the 8 remaining contestants face-off to make the best burger for special guest Daniel Boulud. Then, the chefs pair off into 2 teams of 4 for the Elimination Challenge, "Restaurant Wars," where they have to design the physical space and the 4-course menus for their respective establishments.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge
Daniel Boulud ... Himself - Guest Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Tre Wilcox ... Himself
Christopher Ciccone ... Himself - Guest Diner (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 11: Second Helping

22 August 2007
This episode could also be called "Restaurant Wars: Part 2." After unsatisfactory results in the previous episode, the two teams are given a second chance to impress a dining room full of guests at their respective restaurants. The team who wins the Quickfire Challenge (in which the teams are pitted against one another in a contest of kitchen athleticism) is granted the services of guest sommelier Stephen Asprinio, a contestant from the first season of Top Chef. In the Elimination Challenge, the restaurants go head-to-head to see who will be sent home.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge
Christopher Ciccone ... Himself - Interior Designer

Hung Hyunh ... Himself - Contestant
Chris Jacobson ... Himself - Contestant (as CJ Jacobson)
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant
Sara Mair ... Herself - Contestant

Brian Malarkey ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant
Geoffrey Zakarian ... Himself - Guest Judge
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Sommelier (uncredited)
Lia Bardeen ... Herself - Guest Diner (uncredited)
Camille Becerra ... Herself - Guest Diner (uncredited)
Sara Nguyen ... Herself - Guest Diner (uncredited)
Joey Paulino ... Himself - Guest Diner (uncredited)

Season 3, Episode 12: Chef Overboard

5 September 2007
The remaining chefs must prove they have aisle style and get creative at the supermarket in the 10th episode of "Top Chef 3 Miami."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Dana Cowin ... Herself - Guest Judge
Michael Schwartz ... Himself - Guest Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 13: Snacks on a Plane

12 September 2007
It was a competition from the get-go as the chefs were awoken to the grumbles of Padma's stomach. She was hungry, and the chefs had to make her breakfast using their Breville blenders. While there didn't really seem to be a bad dish in the bunch, Hung's steak and eggs and Grand Marnier shake was victorious. Padma then informed the chefs that they would be going on a trip. But what she didn't tell them was that the real challenge would occur on the plane itself parked at Newark Liberty International Airport. The chefs worked with the culinary crew at Continental Airlines to create dishes that could be served to their Business Class members, and would be tested by their own elite flight attendants. While Casey's dish inspired guest judge Anthony Bourdain's palate and earned her her second win in a row, CJ's never made it off the runway.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Guest Judge
Jimmy Canora ... Himself - Guest Judge / Continental Congress of Chefs

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 14: Manhattan Project

19 September 2007
The remaining five chefs finally land in New York City. After taking in the sights and some street meat, they're off to their Quickfire at the famous Le Cirque, where they are greeted by renowned owner Sirio Maccioni. The chefs are treated to a special halibut dish, which they then have to re-create. Hung's dish is deemed closest to the original, while Sara is unable to complete the task -- the first of many problems. The chefs then head to Lee Anne's second home, The French Culinary Institute. There, Padma tells them that they will have to make a dish using chicken, potatoes, and onions for the culinary legends and professors of the FCI. Hung's chicken skin chip finally gets him a win and a trip to the finale in Aspen, as do Casey's, Dale's, and Brian's dishes. All Sara's poorly-executed Jamaican-inspired dish gets her is a one-way trip home.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Sirio Maccioni ... Himself - Guest Judge
André Soltner ... Himself - Guest Judge
Cesare Casella ... Himself - VIP Guest
Dorothy Hamilton ... Herself - VIP Guest

Nils Norén ... Himself - VIP Guest
Alain Sailhac ... Himself - VIP Guest
Jacques Torres ... Himself - VIP Guest

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 15: Finale: Part 1

26 September 2007
The four remaining chefs head to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the final two will be.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Guest Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Dale Levitsky ... Himself

Brian Malarkey ... Himself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 16: Finale: Part 2

2 October 2007
And then there were two. Find out who can take the heat and who must relinquish the coveted title of Bravo's Top Chef in the final episode of Top Chef 3 Miami.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - VIP Guest

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself - VIP Guest
Todd English ... Himself - VIP Guest

Hung Hyunh ... Himself
Chris Jacobson ... Himself - Guest
Howie Kleinberg ... Himself - Guest
Dale Levitsky ... Himself
Sara Mair ... Herself - Guest

Brian Malarkey ... Himself - Guest
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Season 3, Episode 17: Reunion

October 2007
It's a "dish" unlike any other on Bravo's Top Chef: Watch What Happens Special. Host Andy Cohen sits down with the cast and judges of season 3.

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better

12 March 2008
Quick fire challenge: Contestants must make their own twist on deep-dish pizza. Elimination challenge: The low scoring contestants face off over traditional dishes.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Guest Judge

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself - Guest Judge
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Valerie Bolon ... Herself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Nimma Osman ... Herself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself
Manuel Treviño ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 2: Zoo Food

19 March 2008
Quick Fire Challenge: Create a dish using five ingredients from the Green City outdoor market. Elimination Challenge: Cater a party for 200 people at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Wylie Dufresne ... Himself - Guest Judge
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Valerie Bolon ... Herself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself
Manuel Treviño ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 3: Block Party

26 March 2008
Quick Fire Challenge: Make a fine dining experience out of a taco. Elimination challenge: Create dishes for a block party, using ingredients taken from homes in the neighborhood.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Rick Bayless ... Himself - Guest Judge
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself
Manuel Treviño ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 4: Film Food

2 April 2008
Quick Fire Challenge: Make a vegetable plate using three techniques. Elimination challenge: Create a six course dinner for 12, in which each course is inspired by a favorite film.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Daniel Boulud ... Himself - Guest Judge

Richard Roeper ... Himself - Guest Judge

Aisha Tyler ... Herself - Guest Judge
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself
Manuel Treviño ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 5: The Elements

9 April 2008
Quick Fire Challenge: Chef Ming Tsai tested competitors' abilities to distinguish between high-end and average ingredients in a blindfolded taste test. Elimination challenge: Create a first course for the Meals on Wheels Chicago Celebrity Chef Ball incorporating aspects of the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Ming Tsai ... Himself - Guest Judge
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 6: Tailgating

16 April 2008
Quick Fire challenge: Create a dish that goes well with beer. Elimination challenge: Create tailgating dishes for a Bears game.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Paul Kahan ... Himself - Guest Judge

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself
Richard Dent ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself
Koren Grieveson ... Himself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
William Perry ... Himself
Gale Sayers ... Himself
Ryan Scott ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 7: Improv

23 April 2008
This quick-fire is short and sweet. The chefs must create a dessert that will satisfy the sweet-tooth of renowned pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Johnny Iuzzini ... Himself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself
Mark Swaner ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 8: Common Threads

30 April 2008
When life gives the chefs lemons, they must make lemonade?using one ingredient and making it into a healthy meal ? with only a microwave.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Mark Simmons ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 9: Wedding Wars

7 May 2008
Can the chefs cut it...with speed? It?s a culinary relay race in this week's quickfire challenge that requires expert shucking, chopping and whipping ? putting the chefs' knife skills to the ultimate test.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Richard Blais ... Himself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself

Dale Talde ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 10: Serve and Protect

14 May 2008
The chefs must bring sexy back ? to the salad. They are challenged to reinvent the salad by making it sexier and more modern in the quick fire challenge.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Head Judge
Mark Simmons ... Himself (credit only)
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself (credit only)

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Nikki Cascone ... Herself (archive footage)

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant
Nimma Osman ... Herself (credit only)

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Ryan Scott ... Himself (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Manuel Treviño ... Himself (credit only)
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself - Contestant

Stephanie Izard ... Herself - Contestant
Valerie Bolon ... Herself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself (credit only)
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself (credit only)
Sam Talbot ... Himself - Quickfire Judge / Guest Judge / Season 2 Finalist

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 11: Restaurant Wars

21 May 2008
If you can?t take the heat, get out of the kitchen. For the quick-fire challenge the chefs are forced to work the line at a busy, greasy spoon during breakfast rush, handling hundreds of orders.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge (credit only)
Mark Simmons ... Himself (credit only)
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself (credit only)
Nikki Cascone ... Herself (credit only)

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant
Nimma Osman ... Herself (credit only)

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Ryan Scott ... Himself (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Manuel Treviño ... Himself (credit only)
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself (archive footage)

Stephanie Izard ... Herself - Contestant
Valerie Bolon ... Herself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself (credit only)
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself (credit only)
Heleen Thanas ... Herself - Quickfire Judge / Owner, Lou Mitchell's

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Guest Head Judge

José Andrés ... Himself - Guest Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 12: High Steaks

28 May 2008
The chefs are given a slab of meat they must clean and butcher in their quick-fire challenge. Then, itÂ's a blast from the past in the elimination challenge, and one chef is history.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Rick Tramonto ... Himself - Guest Judge
Harold Dieterle ... Himself - VIP Guest

Ilan Hall ... Himself - VIP Guest

Hung Hyunh ... Himself - VIP Guest

Richard Blais ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 13: Puerto Rico

4 June 2008
The four remaining chefs travel to Puerto Rico to compete in the finale and for the final three spots.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Head Judge
Mark Simmons ... Himself (credit only)
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself (credit only)
Nikki Cascone ... Herself - Sous Chef, Antonia

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Sous Chef, Richard
Nimma Osman ... Herself (credit only)

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Ryan Scott ... Himself (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Manuel Treviño ... Himself (credit only)
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself - Sous Chef, Lisa

Stephanie Izard ... Herself - Contestant
Valerie Bolon ... Herself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself - Sous Chef, Stephanie

Jennifer Bietsy ... Herself (credit only)

Wilo Benet ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Pikayo
Erik Hopfinger ... Himself (credit only)
Luisa Acevedo Vilá ... Herself - First Lady of Puerto Rico / Guest Diner

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 4, Episode 14: Finale: Part II

11 June 2008
The final three battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Ted Allen ... Himself - Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Richard Blais ... Himself

Lisa Fernandes ... Herself

Stephanie Izard ... Herself

Season 4, Episode 15: Reunion

June 2008
Bravo's programming executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season four's chef'testants and judges.

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Melting Pot

12 November 2008
Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" returns for its fifth season, bringing seventeen promising chefs to the big apple.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Jean-Georges Vongerichten ... Himself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Patrick Dunlea ... Himself
Alex Eusebio ... Himself
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Jill Snyder ... Herself
Lauren Starling Hope ... Herself
Richard Sweeney ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 2: Show Your Craft

19 November 2008
In the second episode of "Top Chef: New York," the chef'testants find themselves at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft. They are challenged to cook and serve lunch to real customers - who may be their biggest critics yet.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Donatella Arpaia ... Herself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Alex Eusebio ... Himself
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Kaveh Saberi ... Dishwasher #2

Jill Snyder ... Herself
Richard Sweeney ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 3: Foo Fighters

26 November 2008
The holiday season has arrived, and the chef'testants have a lot to be thankful for. And this year it's not just family these cooks must impress; but also six-time Grammy Award-winning rock band, Foo Fighters, as they join the band for a tour stop in Rochester, New York.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Grant Achatz ... Himself - Guest Judge

Foo Fighters ... Themselves
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Alex Eusebio ... Himself
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself
Richard Sweeney ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 4: Today Show

3 December 2008
The fourteen remaining chef'testants vie for a chance to display their skills on the nation's highest rated morning program, "Today." The winner of a super fast food demonstration challenge will get the booking, with the chance to display their unique culinary expertise on live network television.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Alex Eusebio ... Himself
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 5: Gail's Bridal Shower

10 December 2008
In the fifth episode of "Top Chef: New York," host and judge, Padma Lakshmi solicits the help of the chefs in arranging a bridal shower for Top Chef judge Gail Simmons and her friends.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Dana Cowin ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 6: 12 Days of Christmas

17 December 2008
On the eleventh day of Christmas, Bravo gave to me...eleven chefs a cookin'. In the spirit of the holidays, the chefs use their skills to give back to the community by catering a Christmas cocktail party hosted by special guest judge, actress and foodie Natasha Richardson, for AmFar, the foundation for AIDS research.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Cheyenne Jackson ... Himself - Guest Judge

Natasha Richardson ... Herself - Guest Judge

Martha Stewart ... Herself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 7: Focus Group

7 January 2009
Cooking excellent food takes focus...and none is greater than the chef'testants on the seventh episode of Bravo's "Top Chef: New York." Their quickfire challenge demands they create a sweet treat without using any sugar and in the elimination round, the chefs must serve to an interesting crowd.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Jean-Christophe Novelli ... Himself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself
Ariane Duarte ... Herself
Gene ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Melissa Harrison ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 8: Down on the Farm

14 January 2009
It's time for the big city chefs to head to the country. The remaining chef'testants must shop for the freshest of ingredients at Blue Hill Farm and then work with what they have to create a feast for the farm workers themselves.
Alex Eusebio ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Jill Snyder ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Daniel Gagnon ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Ariane Duarte ... Herself - Contestant
Patrick Dunlea ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Melissa Harrison ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself - Contestant
Leah Cohen ... Herself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant
Radhika Desai ... Herself - Contestant

Stefan Richter ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Richard Sweeney ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Eugene Villiatora ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant
Jeff McInnis ... Himself - Contestant

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host / Judge

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Co-Host / Head Judge

Hung Hyunh ... Himself - Quickfire Judge / Winner, Season 3

Dan Barber ... Himself - Guest Judge / Executive Chef & Co-Owner, Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Jack Algiere ... Himself - Head Farmer
Craig Haney ... Himself - Head Farmer
Shannon Algiere ... Herself - Head Farmer

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Season 5, Episode 9: Restaurant Wars

21 January 2009
It's baaaaaaack! The always anticipated episode, Restaurant Wars - where the chef'testants must create every aspect of a restaurant in 24 hours - the heat is on.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Radhika Desai ... Herself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 10: Super Bowl Chef Showdown

28 January 2009
It's time for the Super Bowl and nothing goes better with the all-American pastime than good food! The remaining chefs battle it out in a Super Bowl-themed cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Scott Conant ... Himself - Guest Judge
Andrea Beauman ... Herself
Camille Becerra ... Herself
Nikki Cascone ... Herself
Leah Cohen ... Herself
Andrew D'Ambrosi ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself
Jeff McInnis ... Himself

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Miguel Morales ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself
Josie Smith-Malave ... Herself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 11: Le Bernardin

4 February 2009
The chef'testants get the opportunity to cook in one of the best restaurants in the world, three star Michelin winner Le Bernadin. Their final product will be judged by renowned chef, Eric Ripert.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself

Carla Hall ... Herself
Jamie Lauren ... Herself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 12: The Last Supper

11 February 2009
It's time for the knife off. The final five chef'testants learn who will be cooking the last supper on "Top Chef: New York."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Wylie Dufresne ... Himself - Guest Judge
Jacques Pepin ... Himself - Guest Judge
Leah Cohen ... Herself

Carla Hall ... Herself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 13: Finale Part 1

18 February 2009
The remaining chefs take their skills outside New York City to compete in the final challenges that will determine who takes home the title of "Top Chef" .

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Guest Judge

Carla Hall ... Herself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 14: Finale Part 2

25 February 2009
The final chefs battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef" in the final episode of "Top Chef: New York."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

John Besh ... Himself

Richard Blais ... Himself

Rocco DiSpirito ... Himself

Carla Hall ... Herself

Hubert Keller ... Himself

Branford Marsalis ... Himself
Ti Adelaide Martin ... Himself

Stefan Richter ... Himself

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself
Susan Spicer ... Herself
Casey Thompson ... Herself

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself

Fabio Viviani ... Himself

Season 5, Episode 15: Watch What Happens Reunion

March 2009
The drama is served hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: New York: Watch What Happens Reunion." Bravo executive Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chef'testants and judges - host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Toby Young. The winner of Bravo's "Fan Favorite" will also be announced.

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Sin City Vice

19 August 2009
Bravo's "Top Chef" returns for its sixth season with a delicious twist, taking the heated competition to Las Vegas. The 17 new chef'testants are in for a sweet surprise when they team up for their first challenge to create a dish based on their own signature vices. World-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck serves as guest judge.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Wolfgang Puck ... Himself - Guest Judge
Eve Aronoff ... Herself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant
Jennifer Zavala ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 2: Bachelor/ette Party

26 August 2009
Wedding bells are a' ringing. In the second episode of "Top Chef: Las Vegas," the chef'testants will have to adapt swiftly to a city famous for its quickie marriages by catering to a poolside bachelor and bachelorette party.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Eve Aronoff ... Herself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 3: Thunderbirds

2 September 2009
It's time to load up 'em up and ship 'em out when the elimination challenge calls for feeding the famed Thunderbirds - the Air Force's most elite demonstration team. The chefs are given limited time and supplies to create a plentiful meal for the masses at Nellis Air Force Base. Mark Peel, owner of Campanile restaurant in Los Angeles, guest judges.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Mark Peel ... Himself - Guest Judge (as Chef Mark Peel)
Dave Belote ... Himself
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 4: Vivre Las Vegas

9 September 2009
The chefs must find that certain Je Ne Sais Quoi in Sin City. The contestants are put to the test when they must pair up to make the perfect French dish for some of France's culinary greats: "Chef of the Century," Joel Robuchon along with culinary superstars Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Laurent Tourondel and Jean Joho join the competitors at Joel Robuchon for this French-tastic fine-dining challenge.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Daniel Boulud ... Himself - Guest Judge
Jean Joho ... Himself

Hubert Keller ... Himself
Joël Robuchon ... Himself
Laurent Tourondel ... Himself
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 5: Camping

16 September 2009
The chef'testants rough it ranch-style this week when the quickfire requires them to cook with cactus. For the elimination challenge, they must sleep under the stars at a camping site and plan a menu for some Las Vegas cowboys.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Tim Love ... Himself - Guest Judge
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 6: Penn & Teller

23 September 2009
Are you watching closely? The chef'testants must roll up their culinary sleeves when they are asked to put on a show and deconstruct a classic dish for the masters of illusion, Penn and Teller.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Guest Judge
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Penn Jillette ... Himself
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Teller ... Himself
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 7: Dinner Party

7 October 2009
The chef'testants test their luck when they are asked to pull a slot machine to determine the guidelines for the quickfire challenge. For elimination, they must prepare a special dinner for Macy's Culinary Council members Tyler Florence, Tom Douglas, Nancy Silverton, Govind Armstrong, and Takashi Yagihashi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Govind Armstrong ... Himself
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant
Tom Douglas ... Himself

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Guest Judge

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Nancy Silverton ... Herself
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Takashi Yagihashi ... Himself

Season 6, Episode 8: Pigs & Pinot

14 October 2009
In the eighth episode of "Top Chef: Las Vegas," the chefs arrive at guest judge Charlie Palmer's Aureole restaurant at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the wine supply is never-ending.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Charlie Palmer

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 9: Restaurant Wars

21 October 2009
It's baaaaaaaaack - Restaurant Wars - and this time it's Sin City style. This season, it's a little different - the chef'testants take over "Top Chef Masters" contestant Chef Rick Moonen's restaurant, Seafood. and the focus will be on food, service and front of house. Moonen serves as guest judge for this classic "Top Chef" challenge.
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant

Rick Moonen ... Himself - Guest Judge
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 10: Meat Natalie

28 October 2009
The editors of TV Guide magazine came up with a list of shows, which are used as inspiration for a TV Dinner quickfire challenge. The remaining chef''testants are then put to the test as they visit Tom Colicchio's restaurant, Craft Steak in Las Vegas to cook for Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman and friends.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Paul Bartolotta ... Himself - Quickfire Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant

Natalie Portman ... Herself - Guest Judge
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Season 6, Episode 11: Strip Around the World

11 November 2009
It's hotel heaven for the six remaining chefs on "Top Chef: Las Vegas." The chef'testants must whip up the perfect breakfast in bed dish. Nigella Lawson serves as guest judge.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant
Eve Aronoff ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Zavala ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Nigella Lawson ... Herself - Guest Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge

Season 6, Episode 12: Culinary Olympics

18 November 2009
The competition is heating up as this week's challenge is based on the Bocuse d'Or - one of the world's most prestigious cooking competitions founded by famed chef Paul Bocuse. His son, Jerome Bocuse, guest judges along with special guest, renowned American chef Thomas Keller.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant
Eve Aronoff ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Zavala ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerome Bocuse ... Himself - Guest Judge / VP, Bocuse D'or USA
Daniel Boulud ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chairman, Bocuse D'or USA

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Traci Des Jardins ... Herself - Guest Diner / Chef & Co--Owner, Jardiniere
Timothy Hollingsworth ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef De Cuisine, The French Laundry
Gavin Kaysen ... Himself - Quickfire Judge / Guest Diner
Thomas Keller ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef & Owner, The French Laundry
Alessandro Stratta ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef & Owner, Alex (as Alex Stratta)

Season 6, Episode 13: Season Finale: Part 1

2 December 2009
And then there were four - the remaining chef'testants head to Napa Valley to compete in the penultimate challenge that will determine who makes it to the final round and who will take home the title of "Top Chef."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Chiarello ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Season 6, Episode 14: Season Finale: Part 2

9 December 2009
The final three chefs battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef" in the final episode of "Top Chef: Las Vegas."

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Toby Young ... Himself - Judge
Eve Aronoff ... Herself - Contestant

Donatella Arpaia ... Herself
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Ron Duprat ... Himself - Contestant

Ash Fulk ... Himself - Contestant
Kevin Gillespie ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Douglas Keane ... Himself
Eli Kirshtein ... Himself - Contestant

Robin Leventhal ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Merriman ... Herself - Contestant
Preeti Mistry ... Herself - Contestant

Sam Nazarian ... Himself

Drew Nieporent ... Himself
Mattin Noblia ... Himself - Contestant
Jesse Sandlin ... Herself - Contestant

Hector Santiago ... Himself - Contestant
Stephen Starr ... Himself
Bill Terlato ... Himself
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Contestant
Laurine Wickett ... Herself - Contestant

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: House of Chef-Presentatives

16 June 2010
The 17 new chef'testants team up for their first elimination challenge in which they must create a dish that represents their own constituency, where they are from and what they represent. The chefs serve their dishes at the famous National Cherry Blossom festival in Washington D.C.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Andy Baldwin ... Himself
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Tracey Bloom ... Herself
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Andrea Curto-Randazzo ... Herself
Timothy Dean ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Lynne Gigliotti ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Stephen Hopcraft ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Jacqueline Lombard ... Herself
Arnold Myint ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself
John Somerville ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself
Tamesha Warren ... Herself

Season 7, Episode 2: Outside the Lunch Box

23 June 2010
The chef'testants support First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. The chefs must take over the cafeteria at the local middle school and create healthy, kid-friendly meals spending only $2.68 per child, which is the reimbursement rate schools receive for each child who is eligible for free lunch through the National School Lunch Program.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Tracey Bloom ... Herself
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Andrea Curto-Randazzo ... Herself
Timothy Dean ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Lynne Gigliotti ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Stephen Hopcraft ... Himself

Sam Kass ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Jacqueline Lombard ... Herself
Arnold Myint ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself
Tamesha Warren ... Herself

Season 7, Episode 3: Capitol Grill

30 June 2010
For the quickfire, the chefs must make a pie from scratch. For the elimination, the chefs prepare a classic picnic feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon, the home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. While the chefs grill up some tasty dishes, the interns spread out their blankets and play croquet on the lawn.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Tracey Bloom ... Herself
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Andrea Curto-Randazzo ... Herself
Timothy Dean ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Lynne Gigliotti ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Stephen Hopcraft ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Arnold Myint ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself
Tamesha Warren ... Herself

Jonathan Waxman ... Himself - Guest Judge

Season 7, Episode 4: Room Service

7 July 2010
For the quickfire challenge, the chefs must create baby food for Padma's newborn. For the elimination, the chefs are tested on their level of hospitality service. Washington Hilton enlists the chefs to create a dish that fits their clients' needs, clients who demand round the clock accessibility to good food that is healthy, affordable and sophisticated. The chefs must create a breakfast, lunch and dinner dish for a select focus group. In order to execute three services, chefs are paired into 7 teams of 2. The team with the best service will be awarded with a Hilton vacation and a featured dish on the Hilton menu.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Tracey Bloom ... Herself (credit only)
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Andrea Curto-Randazzo ... Herself
Timothy Dean ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Lynne Gigliotti ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Stephen Hopcraft ... Himself

Michael Isabella ... Himself
John Lannon ... Himself (credit only)
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Jacqueline Lombard ... Herself (credit only)

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself
Arnold Myint ... Himself
Nora Pouillon ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself
Bryan Voltaggio ... Himself
Tamesha Warren ... Herself

Season 7, Episode 5: Farm Policy

14 July 2010
The chef'testants get crabby this week when the quickfire requires them to cook with mounds of D.C.'s most famous ingredient, the blue crab. For the elimination challenge, they go to a Virginian farm to cook with fresh ingredients.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Patrick O'Connell ... Himself - Guest Judge

Season 7, Episode 6: Cold War

21 July 2010
The chefs battle it out in a culinary version of the Cold War. The chef'testants are divided into two groups and each team must create one cold entrée.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge (credit only)
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Guest Judge

Season 7, Episode 7: Palm Power Lunch

28 July 2010
The chef'testants attempt to create culinary delights that can be speared with a toothpick and served at a Congressional party for the quickfire challenge. For elimination, they must prepare a power lunch at the city's elite Palm restaurant.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge

Mika Brzezinski ... Herself

Savannah Guthrie ... Herself

Joe Scarborough ... Himself
Aaron Schock ... Himself - Guest Judge (as Rep. Aaron Schock)

Art Smith ... Himself - Guest Judge
Mark Warner ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 8: Foreign Affairs

4 August 2010
The chefs must cook exotic Ethiopian cuisine for the quickfire, and for the elimination are tasked with creating a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in D.C. Chefs, ambassadors and dignitaries representing each country join in the judging.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge

José Andrés ... Himself - Guest Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Ed Cotton ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Stephen Hopcraft ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 9: Restaurant Wars

11 August 2010
The chefs are blindfolded in a classic cooking relay race for the elimination. Then it's Restaurant Wars time! The chefs are divided into two teams: donkeys versus elephants. The diners will taste each menu and "vote" for the team they want to win.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge (credit only)
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Frank Bruni ... Himself - Guest Judge
Ed Cotton ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Kenny Gilbert ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself

Nancy Pelosi ... Herself - Guest Judge
Alex Reznik ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 10: Covert Cuisine

18 August 2010
For the quickfire, the chefs must guess the ingredients inside a mystery box. For the elimination, the chefs must transform a well-known dish into something entirely new, cooking for none other than CIA Director Leon Panetta, who knows a thing or two about taking on a new identity. The chefs serve CIA Director Panetta and his closest allies in his private dining room inside the agency's closely guarded headquarters.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Ed Cotton ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself

Wylie Dufresne ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Leon Panetta ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 11: Making Concessions

25 August 2010
The six remaining chefs take over two concession stands at Nationals Park in D.C., creating game snacks for the die-hard fans of the Washington Nationals major league baseball team. But ballparks aren't just serving hot dogs and peanuts any more, adding a variety of tasty and higher-end creations to the menu.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Amanda Baumgarten ... Herself
Matt Capps ... Himself
Ed Cotton ... Himself

Tiffany Derry ... Herself
Adam Dunn ... Himself
John Lannon ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself

Rick Moonen ... Himself - Guest Judge
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 12: Gastro-nauts

1 September 2010
The competition blasts off this week as an astronaut orbiting Earth blinks onto a large screen, instructing the chefs on this week's elimination challenge -- to come up with space food creations that do not taste like moon rocks. The winner will have their dish served in space.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge

Buzz Aldrin ... Himself

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Guest Judge
Dana Cowin ... Herself - Guest Judge

Leland Melvin ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 13: Finale Part 1

8 September 2010
The finalists compete in Singapore.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Kelly Liken ... Herself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself
K.F. Seetoh ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 14: Finale Part 2

15 September 2010
The final three compete and a Top Chef is chosen.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Judge
Ed Cotton ... Himself
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself

Angelo Sosa ... Himself

Season 7, Episode 15: Reunion Special

22 September 2010
The drama is served piping hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: D.C. Reunion" as "Watch What Happens" host Andy Cohen chats up season seven's chef'testants along with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Eric Ripert. The chef'testants will answer viewers' questions and dish on season seven's good, bad and overcooked.

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: History Never Repeats

1 December 2010
Eighteen past contestants return to compete in New York City-based culinary heats. They are challenged to re-create the ill-fated dish that caused their elimination during their previous stint on the show.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Season 8, Episode 2: Night at the Museum

8 December 2010
Pop singer Joe Jonas enlists the gourmets to prepare a snack for children taking in a sleepover at New York's American Museum of Natural History. Later, prehistoric sustenance inspires breakfast items for the children, with Season 1 host Katie Lee Joel returning to guest judge.

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge (archive footage)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Joe Jonas ... Himself

Katie Lee ... Herself - Guest Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Ryan Ziegler ... Himself - Museum Staff

Season 8, Episode 3: New York's Finest

14 December 2010
A mise-en-place relay race; chefs cook in four of New York's finest restaurants.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Season 8, Episode 4: Advantage Chef

22 December 2010
Chefs must create a holiday stuffing dish with no utensils; catering the U.S. Open launch party.

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Taylor Dent ... Himself - Guest Judge / Professional Tennis Player
Tony Mantuano ... Himself - Quickfire & guest Judge / Chef & owner, Spiaggia

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 5: Dim Some Lose Some

5 January 2011
In a series first, head judge Tom Colicchio enters the competition, challenging the chefs to beat his time in creating a dish. Then, the meal masters head to Chinatown to serve up dim sum for locals.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Susur Lee ... Himself - Judge
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Season 8, Episode 6: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

12 January 2011
The remaining culinary all-stars hook and cook a fish dish for a summer's end beach party.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Kerry Heffernan ... Himself - Guest Judge / Executive Chef, South Gate

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Season 8, Episode 7: Restaurant Wars: One Night Only

19 January 2011
The chefs get hooked into a fish-fillet contest at an elite seafood restaurant. In a unique Restaurant Wars test that follows, they must establish "one night only" eateries under the stars in New York City.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant
Zoi Antonitsas ... Herself (archive footage)
Valerie Bolon ... Herself (archive footage)

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Dana Cowin ... Herself - Diner

Ludo Lefebvre ... Himself - Guest Judge
Nimma Osman ... Herself (archive footage)
Justo Thomas ... Himself - Fish Butcher, Le Bernardin

Season 8, Episode 8: An Offer They Can't Refuse

2 February 2011
Contestants are judged on presentation and plating; traditional three-course Italian meal.

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Isaac Mizrahi ... Himself - Quickfire Judge / Fashion Designer / Co-Host, The Fashion Show: Ultimate Collection

Frank Pellegrino ... Himself - Co-Owner, Rao's
Frank Pellegino Jr. ... Himself - Co-Owner, Rao's
Dino Gatto ... Himself - Executive Chef, Rao's

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Lorraine Bracco ... Herself - Guest Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 9: Feeding Fallon

9 February 2011
The chefs prepare fondue. Later, they cater late-night talker Jimmy Fallon's birthday party.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge

Jimmy Fallon ... Himself - Guest Judge

Steve Higgins ... Himself

Nancy Juvonen ... Herself

A.D. Miles ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 10: Lock Down

16 February 2011
The chefs get in touch with their inner child with the help of Sesame Street stars Cookie Monster, Telly, and Elmo. For the Quickfire challenge, the chefs must make a cookie that pleases the gang. The chefs then take over a Target store in the middle of the night and for the Elimination challenge must make a dish with whatever they can find in the aisles.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself (credit only)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself (credit only)

Fabio Viviani ... Himself (archive footage)

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

David Rudman ... Cookie Monster - Quickfire Judge
Martin P. Robinson ... Telly - Quickfire Judge

Kevin Clash ... Elmo - Quickfire Judge
Thomas O'Brien ... Himself - Home Designer, Target

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Anthony Bourdain ... Himself - Judge / Host, No Reservations
Ming Tsai ... Himself - Guest Judge / Owner & Chef, Blue Ginger

Jimmy Fallon ... Himself - Guest Judge (archive footage)

Season 8, Episode 11: For the Gulf

23 February 2011
This week, the chefs must use a deep fryer to impress the queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen. Deen is then joined by John Besh as a guest judge in the Elimination Challenge where the chefs provide the seafood at a charity event benefiting the fisherman of the Gulf region.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Sous Chef, Crabs

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself (credit only)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Sous Chef, Red Grouper

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Sous Chef, White Shrimp

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Sous Chef, Gulf Snapper

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Sous Chef, Amberjack

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Sous Chef, Brown Shrimp
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Paula Deen ... Herself - Quickfire & Guest Judge

John Besh ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, August

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Jonathan Waxman ... Himself
Carmen Gonzalez ... Herself (as Carmen González)
David Burke ... Himself

Season 8, Episode 12: Give Me Your Huddled Masses

2 March 2011
The chef'testants are tasked with making something out of nothing on the open water for this week's Quickfire.The chefs then head to Ellis Island where they are surprised with their family tree and are tasked with creating a dish based on their heritage.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself (credit only)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself (archive footage)

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself (credit only)

Fabio Viviani ... Himself (credit only)

Angelo Sosa ... Himself (credit only)

Tiffani Faison ... Herself (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Dan Barber ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Executive Chef & Co-Owner, Blue Hill New York & Blue Hill at Stone Farms
Jazmin Blais ... Herself - Richard's Wife
Louisa Austin ... Herself - Tiffany's Mom
Matthew Lyons ... Himself - Carla's Husband
Joanne Isabella ... Herself - Mike's Mom
Josette Lofaso ... Herself - Antonia's Mom

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 13: Fit for a King

9 March 2011
The chefs set sail for the Bahamas, and each participates in a culinary duel against the person who was crowned the winner during their first stint on the show. Later, they create meals for Bahamian royalty, but it's a royal pain with limited cooking equipment.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Voltaggio ... Himself - Season 6 Winner
Kevin Sbraga ... Himself - Season 7 Winner

Stephanie Izard ... Herself - Season 4 Winner

Hosea Rosenberg ... Himself - Season 5 Winner

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Le Bernardin
Percy Francis ... Himself - King of Junkanoo (as Percy 'Vola' Francis)

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 14: Island Fever

16 March 2011
In the Bahamas, the meal maestros cater a high-end lunch party for a yacht club's 80th anniversary and serve up Bahamian delicacies, including conch, which they themselves must catch in the ocean.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Lorena Garcia ... Herself - Judge

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant
Thierry Huguenin ... Himself - Commodore of Nassau Yacht Club

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Season 8, Episode 15: Last Supper

23 March 2011
The still-standing chefs fashion a challenge for their fellow contestants in Season 8's final Quickfire. Then, they dish up a "last supper" for celebrity chefs Masaharu Morimoto, Wolfgang Puck and Michelle Bernstein.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself (credit only)

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself (credit only)
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself (credit only)
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself (credit only)

Tre Wilcox ... Himself (credit only)

Dale Talde ... Himself (credit only)

Tiffany Derry ... Herself (archive footage)

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself (credit only)

Fabio Viviani ... Himself (credit only)

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Wolfgang Puck ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Restaurateur
Masaharu Morimoto ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Morimoto
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Michy's

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Melanie Dunea ... Herself - Guest Judge / Author & photographer, 'My Last Supper'

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 8, Episode 16: Finale

30 March 2011
The final all-star food fighters try to seal the deal with an ideal meal.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Isabella)

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Sous Chef - Richard

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Sous Chef, Mike

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Sous Chef - Richard
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Sous Chef, Mike

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Sous Chef - Richard

Carla Hall ... Herself - Sous Chef, Mike
Lidia Bastianich ... Herself - Guest Diner / Chef / Author / Restaurateur

Hubert Keller ... Himself - Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Fleur De Lys
Alfred Portale ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef 7 Partner, Gotham Bar & Grill, Gotham Steak
Bill Terlato ... Himself - Guest Diner / CEO, Terlato Wines International

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Art Smith ... Himself - Guest Diner

Curtis Stone ... Himself - Guest Diner / Celebrity Chef / Author / Host, Top Chef Masters
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant
Joanne Isabella ... Herself - Mike's Mom (uncredited)

Season 8, Episode 17: Reunion Special

6 April 2011
The drama is served extra spicy on Bravo's "Top Chef All-Stars Reunion Special." Bravo executive and "Watch What Happens: Live" host Andy Cohen talks to season eight's chef'testants and judges -- host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judge Gail Simmons. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on season eight's good, bad and undercooked.

Andy Cohen ... Himself - Host

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge: Food & Wine Magazine
Elia Aboumrad ... Herself - Contestant
Stephen Asprinio ... Himself - Contestant

Richard Blais ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Carroll ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffany Derry ... Herself - Contestant

Tiffani Faison ... Herself - Contestant

Carla Hall ... Herself - Contestant

Michael Isabella ... Himself - Contestant
Jamie Lauren ... Herself - Contestant
Dale Levitsky ... Himself - Contestant

Antonia Lofaso ... Herself - Contestant

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Contestant

Angelo Sosa ... Himself - Contestant

Dale Talde ... Himself - Contestant
Casey Thompson ... Herself - Contestant

Marcel Vigneron ... Himself - Contestant

Fabio Viviani ... Himself - Contestant

Tre Wilcox ... Himself - Contestant

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Everything's Bigger in Texas

2 November 2011
29 chefs journey to the Lone Star state but only 16 will advance to the competition and earn a Top Chef coat. In the Season 9 premiere, the chefs are split into 3 groups and must excel in their challenge in order to move on to the competition.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Jonathan Baltazar ... Himself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Molly Brandt ... Herself - Contestant
Chaz Brown ... Himself - Contestant
Kimberly Calichio ... Herself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Andrew Curren ... Himself - Contestant
Berenice DeAraujo ... Herself - Contestant
Janine Falvo ... Herself - Contestant
Richie Farina ... Himself - Contestant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant
Simon Pantet ... Himself - Contestant
Colin Patterson ... Himself - Contestant
Laurent Quenioux ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Keith Rhodes ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Himself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Tyler Stone ... Himself - Contestant
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant
Nina Vicente ... Herself - Contestant
Ashley Villaluz ... Herself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 2: The Heat is On

9 November 2011
10 chefs try to earn a spot in the final 16 by choosing which of 10 initial ingredients they will use to create a dish. The remaining chefs "on the bubble" compete in a final cook-off to earn one of the remaining spots in the final 16.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Jonathan Baltazar ... Himself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Molly Brandt ... Herself - Contestant
Chaz Brown ... Himself - Contestant
Kimberly Calichio ... Herself - Contestant (as Kim Calichio)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Andrew Curren ... Himself - Contestant
Berenice DeAraujo ... Herself - Contestant
Janine Falvo ... Herself - Contestant
Richie Farina ... Himself - Contestant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant
Laurent Quenioux ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Keith Rhodes ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant
Ashley Villaluz ... Herself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 3: Quinceanera

16 November 2011
In the Quickfire, the chefs create a savory dish from rattlesnakes. In the elimination challenge, the chefs cater a Quincinera party, a coming of age celebration in the Mexican culture.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Richie Farina ... Himself - Contestant
Blanca Flores ... Herself - Quinceanera Client
Jose Flores ... Himself - Blanca's Father
Maria Flores ... Herself - Blanca's Mother
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Johnny Hernandez ... Himself - Quickfire and Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, La Gloria
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Keith Rhodes ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 4: Red Hot Chili Cook Off

23 November 2011
The chefs turn up the heat in the Quickfire to create a spicy, savory dish using hot peppers. In the elimination challenge, the chefs take over the food court at a rodeo for a chili cook off.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Richie Farina ... Himself - Contestant

Susan Feniger ... Herself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Border Grill
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Mary Sue Milliken ... Herself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Border Grill
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 5: Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party

30 November 2011
While traveling, the Chefs hit a Quickfire roadblock where they must create a dish with ingredients found in a standard survival kit. In the elimination challenge, the chefs cook a progressive dinner party for Dallas high society.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant

John Besh ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, August
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Kari Kloewer ... Herself - Entree House
Troy Kloewer ... Himself - Entree House
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Kim Schlegel ... Herself - Appetizer House (as Kim Whitman)
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant
Court Westcott ... Himself - Dessert House
Kameron Westcott ... Herself - Dessert House
Justin Whitman ... Himself - Appetizer House

Season 9, Episode 6: Higher Steaks

7 December 2011
Contestants arrive at Le Cordon Bleu in Dallas for their Quickfire Challenge and are met by this week's guest judge, Chef Dean Fearing. For the Quickfire Challenge, contestants are given 90 minutes to create a new sauce based on one of the five "mother" sauces. For the elimination challenge, competitors head to Southfork ranch to cook a four course steak dinner for 200 guests at the annual Cattle Baron's Ball.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Maria Clark ... Herself - Regional V.P., American Cancer Society

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Jennifer Dix ... Herself - Chairman, Cattle Baron's Ball
Dean Fearing ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Owner, Fearing's Restaurant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 7: Game On

14 December 2011
In this week's Quickfire, the chefs create a dish that complements well with tequila. Tequila pairs well with anything spicy, grilled, served with salsa accompaniments, or flavored with citrus. In a double elimination, the game is on as the cheftestants pair up and cook for a group of famous chefs sharing a common thread -- their love of hunting. Our chefs will be asked to form teams of two then each team will be assigned a famous chef and his/her favorite game. In a twist, it will be up to the chefs to decide which three teams are on the bottom and therefore helping to determine which one team will go home. Guest judge Tim Love joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Bryan Caswell ... Himself - Guest Diner

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
John Currence ... Himself - Guest Diner
Vinny Dotolo ... Himself - Guest Diner
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant

Anita Lo ... Herself - Guest Diner

Tim Love ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
Jon Shook ... Himself - Guest Diner
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 8: Tribute Dinner

21 December 2011
This week's Quickfire will reach out to its fans via twitter, as they follow instructions tweeted live and create a dish based on what they want the chefs to do. Whenever Tom sees an idea he likes, he will call it out in the room. No matter which direction the chefs thought they were taking their dish, they will have to switch it up based on the latest tweet. For the elimination challenge, the chefs have a chance to reflect and pay homage to the person who taught them how to cook by making a "tribute dish" in their honor. Legendary singer and cookbook author Patti Labelle guest judges, along with Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Quickfire & Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant

Patti LaBelle ... Herself - Guest Judge

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
John Stanley ... Himself - Guest Diner
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant
Nadine Vendryes ... Herself - Guest Diner

Season 9, Episode 9: BBQ Pit Wars

4 January 2012
The chefs return to their suite after Judges' Table to find a note along with the entire box set of "The Modernist Cuisine" by Nathan Myhrvold. He will be the guest judge and the 6-volume set of books is their homework. For the Quickfire, the chefs must create something that's impressive and creative, but also tastes amazing. For the elimination challenge, the chefs split into teams and face off in an ultimate BBQ showdown. After all, what's more Texan than a good ol' fashioned BBQ? The fans will decide which team has the best BBQ. Guest judge Nathan Myhrvold joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Nathan Myhrvold ... Himself - Quickfire and Guest Judge / Author, Modernist Cuisine

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Scott Roberts ... Himself - Guest Diner / Owner, The Salt Lick
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Tito & Taranchola ... Themselves

Season 9, Episode 10: Restaurant Wars

11 January 2012
Restaurant Wars is back! Everything's bigger in Texas and in this Top Chef favorite, the chefs split into teams and must create a restaurant from the ground up -- from design to signage, logos to menus and everything in between. Judges Hugh Acheson and Emeril Lagasse join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself (archive footage)
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Himself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 11: Fit for an Evil Queen

18 January 2012
This week's Quickfire is all about awareness in the kitchen. The chefs will have 30 minutes to create a dish of their choosing, but this is no ordinary Quickfire. Once time begins, various ingredients will start to come into the kitchen via a train. For the elimination challenge, the chefs embody evil on the plate and serve a gothic feast fit for a Queen. This dish should demonstrate various cooking techniques, textures and flavors, but more importantly, the diners should visually see the "evil" components on the dish. Actress Charlize Theron, who plays the Evil Queen in the upcoming film "Snow White & The Huntsman", guest judges, along with Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant

Eric Ripert ... Himself - Quickfire & Guest Judge / Chef & Owner, Le Bernardin
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant

Charlize Theron ... Herself - Guest Judge

Season 9, Episode 12: Block Party

25 January 2012
In this week's Quickfire, the chefs work in teams of two and with 30 minutes, they must race against the clock and get through all their prep. With the remaining time, the chefs must then create a delicious dish with the already prepped ingredients. For the elimination challenge, the chefs head to a food drive/block party, where they will choose an opponent, create one dish that they will both make, and go head-to-head. One chef from each pair will be on top, and one will be on the bottom, and one chef from the bottom will go home. Cat Cora guest judges, along with Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Cat Cora ... Herself - Quickfire & Guest Judge
Dana Cowin ... Herself - Guest Judge
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Quickfire & Elimination Challenge Judge
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself - Contestant
Ryan Scott ... Himself - Top Chef Season 4 / Healthy Choice Flavor Ambassador

Charlize Theron ... Herself

Season 9, Episode 13: Bike, Borrow, & Steal

1 February 2012
In this week's Quickfire, Pee-wee Herman stops by and the chefs are tasked to create his favorite breakfast dish -- pancakes! The Chefs are challenged to be as creative as possible when making their batter, toppings and presentation. In "Pee-wee's Big Adventure," Pee-wee learned a lot about searching the streets and asking for help. For the elimination challenge, the chefs are set loose in downtown San Antonio with a bike and $100, where they must find their ingredients and create a dish for Pee-wee's dinner party. Pee-wee Herman joins Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi at judges' table.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Chris Crary ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Richie Farina ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Chris Jones ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Whitney Otawka ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant

Paul Reubens ... Pee Wee Herman
Keith Rhodes ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Grayson Schmitz ... Himself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Heather Terhune ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)
Chuy Valencia ... Himself - Contestant (archive footage)
Dakota Weiss ... Herself - Contestant (archive footage)

Season 9, Episode 14: Mentors

8 February 2012
In this week's Quickfire, the chefs must use their sense of touch, smell and taste to navigate through the pantry to gather ingredients for a dish while blindfolded. In a twist, the winning chef from the Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen companion series will re-enter the competition and join the remaining four chefs in the elimination challenge, where the chefs must create a delicious dish that will impress their mentors. Host Padma Lakshmi, along with Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons and head judge Tom Colicchio will determine which final four chefs will advance to the finale.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant
Michelle Bernstein ... Herself - Lindsay's Mentor, Michy's
Tyson Cole ... Himself - Paul's Mentor, Uchi

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Frank Crispo ... Himself - Edward's Mentor, Crispo Restaurant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Edward Lee ... Himself - Contestant
Tony Mantuano ... Himself - Sarah's Mentor, Spiaggia

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Sarah Stegner ... Herself - Beverly's Mentor, Prairie Grass Cafe

Season 9, Episode 15: Culinary Games

15 February 2012
The final 4 chefs arrive in Whistler, British Columbia, for a Top Chef twist on the Olympic games. From cooking on the world's fastest gondola to a biathlon that requires marksman-like precision to get the best ingredients, the chefs will need to have the concentration of a true culinary Olympian to advance to the next round in Vancouver.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant

Gretchen Bleiler ... Herself - Guest Judge / Professional Snowboarder

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Cammi Granato ... Herself - Guest Judge / Olympic Gold Medalist, Hockey Hall of Fame
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Beverly Kim ... Herself - Contestant
Jon Montgomery ... Himself - Guest Judge / Canadian Gold Medalist

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge

Season 9, Episode 16: Fire and Ice

22 February 2012
Asian Masters lend a hand in a tag-team-style quickfire. The final 3 chefs must create a dish and cocktail that fuses the concept of fire and ice into one cohesive dish, a culinary testament of their journey from blazing Texas heat to blistering Vancouver cold.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host
Angus An ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef & Owner, Maenam
Lindsay Autry ... Herself - Contestant

Floyd Cardoz ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge
Quang Dang ... Himself - Guest Diner / Executive Chef, West Restaurant
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself - Contestant
Rob Holland ... Himself - Guest Diner / Executive Chef, The Daniel Group

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge

Anita Lo ... Herself

Paul Qui ... Himself - Contestant

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge
Vikram Vu ... Himself - Guest Diner / Chef & Owner, Vu's Restaurant

Takashi Yagihashi ... Himself

Season 9, Episode 17: Finale

February 2012
For the final challenge, each chef will take over a restaurant in Vancouver where they will have the chance to design a four-course meal for the judges and unbeknownst to them, friends and family.

Season 9, Episode 18: Reunion

7 March 2012
The drama is served extra hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: Texas Reunion Special." Andy Cohen talks to season nine's chef'testants and judges - host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Cohen will answer viewers' questions and dish on the good, bad and overcooked.

Andy Cohen ... Himself - Host
Hugh Acheson ... Himself
Nyesha Arrington ... Herself
Lindsay Autry ... Herself
Ty-Lor Boring ... Himself

Tom Colicchio ... Himself
Chris Crary ... Himself
Richie Farina ... Himself
Sarah Grueneberg ... Herself
Chris Jones ... Himself
Beverly Kim ... Herself

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself
Edward Lee ... Himself
Whitney Otawka ... Herself

Paul Qui ... Himself
Keith Rhodes ... Himself
Grayson Schmitz ... Herself

Gail Simmons ... Herself
Heather Terhune ... Herself
Chuy Valencia ... Himself
Dakota Weiss ... Herself

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: The Ultimate Chef Test

7 November 2012
"Top Chef" kicks off as 21 chefs from around the country enter the kitchens of our judges - Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson and the newest addition, Wolfgang Puck. Each judge tests their group of chef'testants in their own real-world challenge.

Padma Lakshmi ... Herself - Host (voice)

Tom Colicchio ... Himself - Head Judge

Gail Simmons ... Herself - Judge (credit only)
Hugh Acheson ... Himself - Judge

Emeril Lagasse ... Himself - Judge

Wolfgang Puck ... Himself - Judge
Lizzie Binder ... Herself - Contestant
Tina Bourbeau ... Herself - Contestant
Chrissy Camba ... Herself - Contestant
Stephanie Cmar ... Herself - Contestant
Micah Fields ... Himself - Contestant
Eliza Gavin ... Herself - Contestant
Anthony Gray ... Himself - Contestant
Jeffrey Jew ... Himself - Contestant
Gina Keatley ... Herself - Contestant
Kristen Kish ... Herself - Contestant
Danyele McPherson ... Herself - Contestant
Daniel O'Brien ... Himself - Contestant
Carla Pellegrino ... Herself - Contestant
Jorel Pierce ... Himself - Contestant
Sheldon Simeon ... Himself - Contestant

John Tesar ... Himself - Contestant
Joshua Valentine ... Himself - Contestant
Bart Vandaele ... Himself - Contestant