Top Chef
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Season 11

Season 11

1. Soiree in the Swamp

Oct 2, 2013
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.

2. Rebuilding New Orleans

Oct 9, 2013
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.

3. Commander's Palace

Oct 16, 2013
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.

4. Captain Vietnam

Oct 23, 2013
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.

5. Lea Michele's Halloween Bash

Oct 30, 2013
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. Campfires, Cream Cheese and Countryside

Nov 6, 2013
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.

7. Jazz Hands

Nov 13, 2013
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?

8. Piggin' Out

Nov 20, 2013
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.

9. Restaurant Wars

Dec 4, 2013
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.

10. Like Mama Made

Dec 11, 2013
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.

11. Giving It The College Try

Dec 18, 2013
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.

12. Mississippi Mud Bugs

Jan 1, 2014
Chef John Besh returns to judge the chef'testants versions of the New Orleans classic, etouffe. Next, the chef'testants are tasked with honoring the local bounty from the gulf by preparing dishes made with two different types of seafood along the shore of the Mississippi River.

13. Oui Si a Challenge

Jan 8, 2014
Culinary legend Jacques Pepin tests the chefs technique in a Quickfire based on one of his favorite dishes. For their Elimination Challenge, the French and Spanish are battling it out in the kitchen as the chef'testants make meals to represent both cultures.

14. Po' Boy Smackdown

Jan 15, 2014
Food Truck pioneer Roy Choi stops by to judge this week's Quickfire - a Nola staple - po' boys. And for the Elimination Challenge, Actor/ Director Jon Favreau stops by and asks the chef'testants to dig deep to put their own culinary visions on a plate.

15. Leaving New Orleans

Jan 22, 2014
It's down to the final four chef'testants and the last challenges in New Orleans push them to their limits. In the Quickfire, Tom and Gail present their own tests as the chefs battle for a new car. And to get to the finals, the chefs must demonstrate how New Orleans has impacted their food, with hopes of impressing the judges along with Top Chef Masters winner Douglas Keane, Grant Achatz and Andrew Carmellini.

16. Maui Wowie

Jan 29, 2014
Aloha!! The final chefs head to Hawaii for the big finale. In Maui, the Final 3 learn which chef from Last Chance Kitchen will be rejoining the competition. Their Quickfire features a Hawaiian staple...Spam. The pressure is on to create the best dishes with Hawaiian canoe crops since the double elimination will send only 2 chefs through to the finale.

17. Finale

Feb 5, 2014
After a long journey competing in 30 challenges from New Orleans to Maui, the final two chefs must execute the best service of their lives while opening pop-up restaurants to win the title and the bragging rights to be "Top Chef."

101. Grand Dame Rivalry

Sep 23, 2013
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.

102. New Chefs On The Block

Sep 23, 2013
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.

103. Dive Bar Food Fight

Sep 23, 2013
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.

104. Fine Dining Bragging Rights

Sep 23, 2013
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.

105. Food Truck War

Sep 23, 2013
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.

106. The Finale

Sep 23, 2013
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.

107. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep.1

Oct 24, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

108. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 2

Oct 31, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

109. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 3

Nov 7, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

110. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 4

Nov 14, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

111. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 5

Nov 21, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

112. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 6

Dec 5, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

113. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 7

Dec 12, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

114. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 8

Dec 19, 2013 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

115. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 9

Jan 2, 2014 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

116. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 10

Jan 9, 2014 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

117. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 11

Jan 16, 2014 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only

118. Last Chance Kitchen, Ep 12

Jan 23, 2014 Season Only
This week's eliminated chef'testant will have a second chance at the "Top Chef" title through a "Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen" Webisode series, hosted by "Top Chef" lead judge and culinary mastermind, Tom Colicchio. Eliminated che''testants face-off to complete for the ultimate prize -- a chance to return to the show and compete to qualify for the on-air finale.
Season Only