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2013

Jan. 2013
Past Suppers
Chef'testants demonstrate their knife skills in this week's Quickfire challenge. In the Elimination Challenge, tribute is paid to the most memorable moments in Top Chef history, and sabotage is afoot when two chefs cook to save their lives. Judge Wolfgang Puck returns and is joined by Wylie Dufresne, Jonathan Waxman, and Chris Cosentino, as well as head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
9 Jan. 2013
Battle Before the War
The pressure is on in this Quickfire as the cheftestants must impress Wolfgang Puck with one of his favorite ingredients. For Restaurant Wars, the chefs cook up new concepts for more than 200 people at the city's premier food event, Bite of Seattle. Legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer joins as guest judge alongside Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
Jan. 2013
Restaurant Wars
It's men versus women in this week's episode, as the chef'testants go into Restaurant Wars with the hopes of impressing world renowned restaurateur Danny Meyer. Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
23 Jan. 2013
Wolfgang Clucks
In this Quickfire, the chef'testants are tasked with impressing the master of sushi, Katsuya. For the Elimination Challenge, the chef'testants head to Tom's Seattle digs to cook for a table full of culinary superstars. David Chang, Michelle Bernstein, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo join judges Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi for a night to remember.
 
30 Jan. 2013
Chefs At Sea
The chef'testants set sail for Alaska. While aboard, they'll tackle a Quickfire of titanic proportions, elevating iceberg lettuce into a flavorful amuse bouche. For the Elimination Challenge, they must create a new spin on the cruise ship classic, Surf and Turf. Guest judge Curtis Stone joins Hugh Acheson, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
6 Feb. 2013
Kings of Alaska
As the chef'testants dock in Juneau, Alaska, they are quickly put to task in a Quickfire focused on the local million dollar export -- King Crab. Keeping to Alaska's culinary roots for the Elimination Challenge, the chef'testants must impress the judges as well as the locals with their take on salmon and sourdough. Guest judge Sean Brock joins Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
13 Feb. 2013
Glacial Gourmand
The Chefs experience an adventure of a lifetime in this glacial Quickfire. For the Elimination Challenge, Emeril and award-winning chef, Roy Choi cook an emotional meal to set the tone for the chef'testants. In the end, only two will be victorious and move on to the final rounds in Los Angeles. Guest judge Roy Choi joins Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Gail Simmons, head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
20 Feb. 2013
Finale: Part 1
The chefs return to Craft in Los Angeles for part 1 of the season finale. A Last Chance Kitchen winner is crowned and immediately joins the two remaining chefs as Tom gives them free rein of his kitchen to create their own menus for dinner service. The two chefs left standing will go head to head in next week's season finale to determine who will be Top Chef.
 
27 Feb. 2013
Finale: Part 2
For the epic season finale, each finalist will cook the best 5 dishes in their culinary arsenal live in front of a studio audience of their friends, families and all previous Top Chef winners. Only one will be crowned the 10th Top Chef...will it be Kristen or Brooke? Hugh Acheson, Emeril Lagasse and Gail Simmons join head judge Tom Colicchio and host Padma Lakshmi.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks - Food Truck War
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition between two New Orleans food truck chefs, both vying for the lat spot on Top Chef New Orleans.
 
Oct. 2013
Soiree in the Swamp
Top Chef is back for season eleven...nineteen chefs will duke it out in New Orleans for the coveted title of "Top Chef." Their first challenge sends them to the Louisiana swamp where they must cook with one of three local delicacies: alligator, frog or turtle. The competition is hot and humid, as the judges work to send the first Chef home.
 
Oct. 2013
Rebuilding New Orleans
Gumbo is a dish that gets better over time. For their first Quickfire challenge, the chef'testants work overnight to perfect dishes for legendary Chef, Leah Chase. And for the elimination challenge, the chef'testants are tasked with creating and operating food trucks to feed Habitat for Humanity volunteers helping to rebuild New Orleans after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
 
Oct. 2013
Commander's Palace
An elimination Quickfire challenge keeps the chef'testants on their toes this week as they make dishes with items on Dana Cowin's worst "Food Trends" list. For the Elimination challenge, the chef'testants are asked to replicate legacy dishes from the iconic Commander's Palace menu. Joining the judges are Commander's Palace current Chef and alumni: Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prodhomme, and Tory McPhail.
 
Oct. 2013
Captain Vietnam
The Vietnamese culture has a strong presence in New Orleans. Judge Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Eddie Huang give the chef'testants a crash course in these customs and task them with creating a multi-course Vietnamese meal.
 
Oct. 2013
Lea Michele's Halloween Bash
This week, the chef'testants face challenges full of chills and thrills. After tackling a Quickfire challenge where all of the ingredients and tools are wrapped in aluminum foil, the chefs must cater a Halloween party for singer/actress Lea Michele. Not only does the food have to be vegetarian, but it has to be spook-tacular!
 
6 Nov. 2013
Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside
New Orleans super-chef John Besh introduces the chef'testants to one of his favorite farms where they are tasked with making a dish out of a prized local crop - the creole tomato. For the Elimination Challenge, the farm to table theory continues as the chef'testants try to impress the upper-tiered chefs in John Besh's restaurant empire.
 
Nov. 2013
Jazz Hands
In this week's Quickfire challenge, famed musician Kermit Ruffins provides the tunes for a foodie version of musical chairs. And in the Elimination Challenge, Kermit hosts a jazzy pot luck for his musician friends, and the chef'testants must bring the food. Will it be harmonious or will it all go flat?
 
20 Nov. 2013
Piggin' Out
After a Quickfire challenge where the chef'testants are tasked with making their own hot sauce for legendary musician Dr. John, the focus turns to the pig, the whole pig and nothing but the pig, as the chefs butcher and cook up a 300 pound hog.
 
4 Dec. 2013
Restaurant Wars
It's baaack - the beloved "Restaurant Wars" challenge. The chef'testants face this classic challenge head on - creating pop-up restaurants to impress the renowned judges panel, which includes chef and restaurateur David Chang.
 
11 Dec. 2013
Like Mama Made
In this week's Quickfire challenge - can you smell the coffee? For the Elimination challenge, the chefs must make dishes that remind them of home. Actor Anthony Mackie joins the judges and Leah Chase for the heartfelt meal.
 
18 Dec. 2013
Giving It The College Try
In this week's Quickfire, popular musician Questlove judges various types of poultry drumsticks. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs head to LSU's campus to serve incoming students.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks - Dive Bar Food Fight
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition between two New Orleans chefs, both vying for the last spot on Top Chef New Orleans.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks - Fine Dining Bragging Rights
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition between two chefs from fine dining New Orleans restaurants, both vying for the last spot on Top Chef New Orleans.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks - Grand Dame Rivalry
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition between two chefs from traditional New Orleans restaurants, both vying for the last spot on Top Chef New Orleans.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks - New Chefs On The Block
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition between two chefs from contemporary New Orleans restaurants, both vying for the last spot on Top Chef New Orleans.
 
Sep. 2013
Padma's Picks: The Finale
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi judges a cooking competition amongst five chefs, all vying for the lat spot on the cast of Top Chef New Orleans.
 

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