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Top Chef: Portland S18E12

Top Chef: Portland S18E12 Available after release date 17 June 2021

Top Chef: Portland S18E12 Episode Descriprion

Quickfire Challenge: The chefs competed in a challenge paying homage to the Oregon Trail. The contestants had to produce modern dishes using only ingredients the settlers would have had on their journey through the Oregon Trail, including flour, lard, coffee, molasses, dried fruits, meats, and herbs. Any ingredients from the Top Chef pantry were off-limits. Vitaly Paley served as a guest judge. The winner received an advantage in the Elimination Challenge.

Winner: Jamie (Pan Seared Salmon with Walnut Pepper Sauce)
Elimination Challenge: The chefs visited the Tillamook Creamery, where they learned about the cheese-making process and sampled several varieties of Tillamook cheddar. Then, after taking inspiration from Massimo Bottura’s famous Parmigiano-Reggiano dish, each chef was responsible for creating a dish utilizing cheddar in five different ways. The winner received US$10,000. As the winner of the Quickfire Challenge, Jamie was given an extra 30 minutes of cooking time.

Winner: Shota (Tofu Cheddar Manjū with Cheddar Dashi, Smoked Cheddar Oil, Cheddar Tofu Miso & Cheddar Tuile)
Eliminated: Jamie (Sea Bass with Crispy Cheddar, Cheddar Spaetzle, Spiced Cheese Sauce, Cheese Broth Bok Choy & Pickled Cheese Curds)

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Top Chef Show Summary

Top Chef is an American reality competition television series that premiered March 8, 2006, on Bravo. The show features chefs competing against each other in culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode. The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions, the company that created Project Runway.

The show has spawned multiple spin-off series, including Top Chef Masters, featuring established award-winning chefs, and Top Chef: Just Desserts, featuring pastry chefs. Top Chef Junior, which features contestants in their early teens, premiered in October 2017 on Universal Kids. A spin-off featuring home cooks, Top Chef Amateurs, is scheduled to premiere in 2021. Numerous international adaptations of Top Chef have also been produced.

In September 2020, Bravo announced that Season 18 would be filmed in Portland, Oregon, to be aired in 2021.

Top Chef FAQ

How long does Top Chef filming last?

Do you ever watch the show and think, ‘I could do that … or better! ‘ The application itself says filming will take place “for approximately ten (10) days or possibly longer or shorter around October 2020 and November 2020,” though, as always, that’s subject to change.

How much do Top Chef contestants get paid?

According to “USA Today,” the would-be pop stars don’t get anything unless they reach the final 12, at which point they must join the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, and they begin receiving a proper paycheck of at least $921 per episode.

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What happens to leftover food on Top Chef?

The producers of Top Chef have more to do with the show’s leftovers than just scraping it into the trash can, however. The crew members actually take home the waste! Any pieces of the meals, unused ingredients, and those which are due to expire, go home with whichever producers want them!

Where and how to watch Top Chef?

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Who won Top Chef?

Harold Dieterle (Series 1)

Ilan Hall (Series 2)

Hung Huynh (Series 3)

Stephanie Izard (Series 4)

Hosea Rosenberg (Series 5)

Michael Voltaggio (Series 6)

Kevin Sbraga (Series 7)

Richard Blais (Series 8)

Paul Qui (Series 9)

Kristen Kish (Series 10)

Nicholas Elmi (Series 11)

Mei Lin (Series 12)

Jeremy Ford (Series 13)

Brooke Williamson (Series 14)

Joseph Flamm (Series 15)

Kelsey Barnard Clark (Series 16)

Melissa King (Series 17)

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