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    New. It's the final showdown and the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives - but Tom reveals a twist involving the previously eliminated contestants!

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Top Chef

Series 7

Top Chef

  • Foreign Affairs

    More challenges and tension from the US cookery contest. The chefs are tasked with creating a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in Washington DC.

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  • Restaurant Wars

    The toughest challenge of the US culinary competition returns, as the remaining chefs divide into two teams to conceive and open new restaurants.

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  • Covert Cuisine

    The tension mounts as the remaining chefs must transform a well-known dish into something entirely new, cooking for CIA Director Leon Panetta.

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  • Making Concessions

    Compelling US cookery contest. The six remaining chefs create game snacks for the die-hard fans of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team.

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  • Gastro-nauts

    The remaining chefs in the US food contest must create out of this world space food - with the winner having their dish served in space!

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  • Season Finale: Part 1

    The tension rises as the final cheftestants head to Singapore to compete in the penultimate challenge that will determine who makes it to the final round.

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  • Season Finale: Part 2

    It's crunch time as the final three chefs battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious Top Chef title.

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  • Watch What Happens Reunion

    As the sizzling hot drama of the contest cools down, Andy Cohen talks to the cheftestants and judges about the good, bad, and overcooked moments.

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  • House of Chef-presentatives

    Dynamic US cookery competition. The 17 new 'cheftestants' must create a dish that represents where they are from and reflects their characters.

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  • Outside the Lunch Box

    Compelling US cookery contest. The chefs must take over the cafeteria at the local middle school.

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  • Capitol Grill

    More challenges and tension from the US cookery contest. The chefs prepare a classic picnic feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon, Washington DC.

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  • Room Service

    More tough challenges from the US cookery contest. For the elimination round, the chefs must create a menu suitable for luxury hotel users.

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  • Farm Policy

    Compelling US cookery contest. For the elimination challenge, the remaining chefs visit a Virginian farm to cook with fresh ingredients.

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  • Cold War

    Compelling US cookery contest. The chefs battle it out in a culinary Cold War, divided into two teams for a cold entree challenge.

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  • Power Lunch

    Dynamic US cookery competition. The tension rises as the chefs must prepare a power lunch at Washington DC's elite Palm restaurant, for the elimination round.

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Top Chef

Series 13

Top Chef

  • Stop the Presses

    As the competition begins, the chefs face off in a quick-fire challenge, then cook for a group of food critics to survive the first elimination round.

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  • Pop Up Pandemonium

    Padma challenges the chefs to create and open four distinct pop-up restaurants reflecting the culture of the Los Angeles neighbourhoods they land in.

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  • Spines and Vines

    The chefs head to the Sanford Winery in California, where they are required to create a dish featuring uni, which must also pair well with a Sanford wine.

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  • It's a Dry Heat

    The chefs head to their next destination: Palm Springs. World-renowned chef Jose Andres tasks them with using solar-powered stoves for one hot Quickfire.

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  • Big Gay Wedding

    Supermodel Chrissy Teigen asks the chefs to make their best Quickfire 'date' dishes. Later, they cater a wedding for 25 gay couples for the Elimination Challenge.

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  • Banannaise

    The chefs head south to San Diego where they cook-up the best high-end fish taco for Mexican chef Javier Plascencia. A Sudden Death Quickfire threatens to send one chef home.

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  • Back in the Day

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Chef, the chefs must transport themselves back in time and create a dish that tells the story of who they were ten years ago.

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  • Where's the Beef?

    Instagram star chef Jacques La Merde tasks the chefs with the ultimate plating challenge where they must create visually appealing food porn using only snack food.

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  • Restaurant Wars Pt. 1

    The chefs are opening their restaurants for both lunch and dinner services and each chef must run front of house or act as the executive chef. The pressure is on!

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  • Back Where It All Started

    The remaining five contestants are challenged to make their best piece of toast and the bottom two compete in a sudden death cook-off.

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  • Magic Hour

    The final three chefs arrive in Las Vegas for the season finale, where they are paired up with previously eliminated contestants to cook for 150 guests and the judges.

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  • Finale

    The last two chefs go head-to-head in the final.

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  • Hammer Time

    The chefs travel to Oakland for the next round, where they meet up with Lakshmi and guest judge MC Hammer.

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  • Wok This Way

    The chefs have 30 minutes to prepare their best chop suey dish for Lakshmi and guest judge Martin Yan.

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  • Restaurant Wars Pt. 2

    After a busy day prepping and conducting a full lunch service, the chefs must clean up and do it all over again for dinner!

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Top Chef

Series 14

Top Chef

  • Cooking Away in Margaritaville

    New. The finals begin in Guadalajara, Mexico as the three remaining chefs face off against the winner of Last Chance Kitchen at the new Chivas soccer Stadium.

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  • Comida Final

    New. The final two chefs face-off to serve the best meal of their lives and earn the coveted title of Top Chef.

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  • The Feast of Seven Trash Fishes

    Padma and Nilou Motamed ring in the holiday season by having the chefs create dishes using a bizarre collection of ingredients and tools inside gift boxes.

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  • Southern Hospitality

    The remaining 15 chefs join Tom, Padma and guest judge Frank Lee for a traditional shrimp boil.

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  • A Southern Legend

    US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy challenges the remaining chefs to make healthy vegetarian versions of traditional comfort foods.

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  • Adios Charleston, Hello James Beard

    New. The final four chefs cook impromptu dishes while simultaneously instructing mystery partners how to create the exact same dish.

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  • Restaurant Wars

    New. The remaining chefs divide into two teams to design a restaurant.

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  • Smoke 'em If You Got 'em

    Barbecue master Rodney Scott tasks the chefs to work through the night to prepare a whole hog and three side dishes for 150 local BBQ lovers.

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  • Choke Holds and Clammy Hands

    Padma and guest judge Chris Cosentino divide the chefs into teams to create a seven-course meal with each dish featuring the same ingredient - the radish.

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  • Something Old, Something New

    The new chefs must cook as many dishes as possible in one hour using a whole chicken, while the veterans reimagine shrimp and grits.

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  • For the Kids

    New. The remaining chefs have their palates put to the test when Top Chef season six winner Michael Voltaggio conducts a blindfolded taste experiment.

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  • Booty

    For their Quickfire Challenge, Padma and Chef Michael Cimarusti challenge the chefs to cook dishes using ingredients corresponding to the element of their zodiac sign.

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  • Trial by Fire

    New. Culinary legend Jeremiah Tower gives the three remaining chefs a lesson on traditional Mayan cooking.

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  • Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies

    New. The competitors start their day boarding a boat with Tom Colicchio, who gives them a lesson in shrimpin'.

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Top Chef

Series 15

Top Chef

  • It'll Take More than Pot Luck

    A diverse group of chefs enter the Top Chef kitchen in Denver and are immediately put to work, tasked with making a pot luck dish to introduce themselves.

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  • Cooking High

    New. The Quickfire challenge requires the chefs to prepare a dish incorporating the old saloon-slinging medicinal beverage, sarsaparilla.

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  • This Is Not Glamping

    Tom surprises the chefs with a twist that changes the game. The chefs are sent camping where they must make a 5-star meal outdoors and are met with an unexpected storm.

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  • Smile and Say Mise

    The chefs battle each other in a fierce Mise En Place relay, while chef Alex Seidel invites the group to his farm to learn about his take on farm-to-table cuisine.

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  • Red Rum and Then Some

    New. The chefs put their scariest nightmares on a plate in dessert form during a Quickfire set at the iconic Stanley Hotel, that inspired Stephen King's 'The Shining'.

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  • Finale

    New. The final two chefs cook the meal of their lives in an effort to take home the ultimate title and prize.

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  • Bronco Brouhaha

    New. The chefs cook for Michelin-starred chef David Kinch, and later host the ultimate tailgate party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the home of the Denver Broncos.

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  • Now That's a Lot of Schnitzel

    The chefs transform laborious dishes from their menus into dishes for home cooks, and chef Keegan Gerhard tasks them with creating German-inspired dishes.

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  • Olympic Dreams

    Olympians Meryl Davis, Gus Kenworthy and John Daly inspire the chefs to focus on precision, speed and creativity in the Top Chef Olympics.

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  • Restaurant Wars

    New. The chefs must create two new restaurant concepts from design to dishes, and culinary icons Bruce and Eric Bromberg join the judges to evaluate each restaurant.

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  • Nut Allergy

    New. The reunited Voltaggio Brothers judge the Rocky Mountain Oyster Quickfire, and the chefs encounter surprise visitors from home in an emotionally charged Elimination Challenge.

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  • Keep On Truckin

    In a Sudden Death Quickfire based on the iconic Denver omelette, one chef cracks under the pressure. Later, the chefs make dishes in food trucks for students in Boulder.

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  • Little Tools, Big Challenge

    The chefs make upscale versions of kid-menu classics using child-sized cookware, utensils and mixers. Later, they present dishes based on their own heritage.

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  • A Little Place Called Aspen

    New. The only thing standing between the chefs and the Grand Finale are 200 plates for the chefs and food connoisseurs attending the Food & Wine Classic.

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Top Chef

Series 16

Top Chef

  • Bourbon, Barrels and Burgoo

    New. A very pregnant Gail Simmons asks the chefs to feed her cravings in a special quickfire delivery.

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  • Naughty and Nice

    New. Richard Blais and Brooke Williamson spread some festive cheer with a white elephant quickfire challenge.

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  • The Fastest 2 Minutes in Cooking

    New. Fifteen of America's finest chefs attempt to make a dish that will appeal to a crowd of two hundred. Chef David Danielson serves as guest judge.

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  • Holy Macau!

    New. The final five chefs travel to the Chinese territory of Macau for the remaining battles of the competition.

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  • Music City USA

    New. Inspired by a vibrant music memory, the chefs put their hearts on a plate for musician Caleb Followill, model Lily Aldridge and chef Jonathan Waxman.

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  • The Tao of Macau

    New. The chefs create dishes highlighting durian, and are challenged to make a dish fusing their own heritage with Chinese ingredients.

  • Roaring Munchies

    New. The chefs walk in on an epic battle of Last Chance Kitchen and, once Tom declares a winner, they begin a challenge making dishes based on Prohibition Era cocktails.

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  • Finale

    New. It's the final showdown and the three remaining chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives - but Tom reveals a twist involving the previously eliminated contestants!

  • Carne!

    New. Lena Waithe surprises the chefs by challenging them to make their best version of the trademark Kentucky dish, the Hot Brown.

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  • Restaurant Wars: Part 2

    New. Top Chef alumni and award-winning chefs Karen Akunowicz and Nina Compton join the restaurant crawl.

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  • Hoop Dreams

    New. Top Chef alum Ed Lee drops by for a Quickfire round, while Coach John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats host a concession-stand cook-off in Rupp Arena.

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  • Whatever Floats Your Boat

    New. For an elimination challenge, the chefs are split into teams and tasked with throwing houseboat parties on Lake Cumberland.

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  • Surprise... It's Restaurant Wars

    New. In an unexpected twist, Padma's favourite challenge comes early in the series. Restaurateur Caroline Styne joins as guest judge.

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  • Kentucky Farewell

    New. Tom challenges the chefs to reap what they sowed and make a dish focused on their garden harvest. Later, the chefs head to a thoroughbred horse auction house.

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  • The Greatest

    New. The chefs take a turn at fried chicken. Chef Art Smith judges a secret herbs-and-spices blind taste test ahead of the Quickfire fry-off.

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