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A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are a judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.
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Tom Colicchio ...  Himself - Head Judge / ... 196 episodes, 2006-2018
Padma Lakshmi ...  Herself - Host / ... 189 episodes, 2006-2018
Gail Simmons ...  Herself - Judge / ... 133 episodes, 2006-2018
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A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are a judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.

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Release Date:

15 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Top Chef All-Stars See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Magical Elves Productions See more »
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Top Chef (2006) was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Reality Competition Series category, but lost to RuPaul's Drag Race (2009). See more »

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I Love Top Chef
1 December 2006 | by nancysparkleSee all my reviews

This show is just so much fun! You can root for your favorites and rag on the ones you don't like. I have found that my favorites change as the show moves on, but there are some I simply did not like, right from the start. The first few episodes were kind of "getting to know the players" episodes. Then I chose Elan as the most likely to win. He just seemed to be the most professional of the bunch. Now, mid-season, I have changed my favorite three or four times. Now I'm torn between Elan, Cliff, and Sam. Then again, I think Marcel has real pizazz! He also has real potential as a celebrity chef. But who knows where it will go. Each week, I await the next episode eagerly. And not just incidentally, they cook some pretty amazing stuff. I really can't wait till this comes out on DVD.


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