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2008

12 Mar. 2008
Anything You Can Cook I Can Cook Better
Quick fire challenge: Contestants must make their own twist on deep-dish pizza. Elimination challenge: The low scoring contestants face off over traditional dishes.
 
19 Mar. 2008
Zoo Food
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.
 
26 Mar. 2008
Block Party
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.
 
2 Apr. 2008
Film Food
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.
 
9 Apr. 2008
The Elements
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.
 
16 Apr. 2008
Tailgating
Quick Fire challenge: Create a dish that goes well with beer. Elimination challenge: Create tailgating dishes for a Bears game.
 
23 Apr. 2008
Improv
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.
 
30 Apr. 2008
Common Threads
When life gives the chefs lemons, they must make lemonade?using one ingredient and making it into a healthy meal ? with only a microwave.
 
7 May 2008
Wedding Wars
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.
 
14 May 2008
Serve and Protect
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.
 
21 May 2008
Restaurant Wars
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.
 
28 May 2008
High Steaks
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.
 
4 Jun. 2008
Puerto Rico
The four remaining chefs travel to Puerto Rico to compete in the finale and for the final three spots.
 
11 Jun. 2008
Finale: Part II
The final three battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef."
 
12 Nov. 2008
Melting Pot
Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" returns for its fifth season, bringing seventeen promising chefs to the big apple.
 
19 Nov. 2008
Show Your Craft
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.
 
26 Nov. 2008
Foo Fighters
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.
 
3 Dec. 2008
Today Show
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.
 
10 Dec. 2008
Gail's Bridal Shower
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.
 
17 Dec. 2008
12 Days of Christmas
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.
 

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