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2011

5 Jan. 2011
Dim Some Lose Some
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.
 
12 Jan. 2011
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
The remaining culinary all-stars hook and cook a fish dish for a summer's end beach party.
 
19 Jan. 2011
Restaurant Wars: One Night Only
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.
 
2 Feb. 2011
An Offer They Can't Refuse
Contestants are judged on presentation and plating; traditional three-course Italian meal.
 
9 Feb. 2011
Feeding Fallon
The chefs prepare fondue. Later, they cater late-night talker Jimmy Fallon's birthday party.
 
16 Feb. 2011
Lock Down
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.
 
23 Feb. 2011
For the Gulf
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.
 
2 Mar. 2011
Give Me Your Huddled Masses
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.
 
9 Mar. 2011
Fit for a King
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.
 
16 Mar. 2011
Island Fever
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.
 
23 Mar. 2011
Last Supper
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.
 
30 Mar. 2011
Finale
The final all-star food fighters try to seal the deal with an ideal meal.
 
6 Apr. 2011
Reunion Special
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.
 
2 Nov. 2011
Everything's Bigger in Texas
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.
 
9 Nov. 2011
The Heat is On
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.
 
16 Nov. 2011
Quinceanera
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.
 
23 Nov. 2011
Red Hot Chili Cook Off
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.
 
30 Nov. 2011
Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party
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.
 
7 Dec. 2011
Higher Steaks
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.
 
14 Dec. 2011
Game On
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 ...
 
21 Dec. 2011
Tribute Dinner
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 ...
 

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