Top Chef Season 19 Episode 02 Description Friday Night Bites The chefs are challenged in the Quickfire to put their own spin on the Tex-Mex classic queso, judged by local legend Chef Irma Galvan. For the Elimination Challenge, the competition heads to the field of a high school football stadium. Working in two teams of […]
Top Chef is an American reality competition television series that premiered on 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.
Episode 1 – It’s Like They Never Left! / Episode 2 – The Jonathan Gold Standard / Episode 3 – Strokes Of Genius / Episode 4 – You’re So Fresh! / Episode 5 – Bring Your Loved One To Work / Episode 6 – Get Your Phil / Episode 7 – Pitch Perfect / Episode 8 – Restaurant Wars / Episode 9 – Cabin Fever / Episode 10 – Colossal Coliseum Kaiseki / Episode 11 – Michael’s Santa Monica / Episode 12 – Lucca / Episode 13 – Parma / Episode 14 – Finito!
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 14 Description The Final Plate The finalists prepare themselves for the most important cook of their lives. They’ll have to leave it all on the plate in order to wow Padma, Tom, Gail, and guest judges Stephanie Izard and Eric Ripert along with special guest diners Gregory Gourdet, Edward Lee, […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 13 Description Cactus Makes Perfect The final four chefs are headed to Tucson. For their last Quickfire Challenge, they’ll make the trip to El Charro, the oldest family-run Mexican restaurant in the country, where legendary chef Carlotta Flores challenges them to create a dish featuring her Carne Seca. In the […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 12 Description We’re On A Boat After saying goodbye to their loved ones and another fellow competitor, the chefs receive an ominous gift from Tom, who tells them to get up early and meet him at the docks. They’ll have to find their sea legs quickly because for their Elimination […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 11 Description Family Vacation It’s time to hit the beach. The Chefs head to the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston Texas, but they won’t have any time to relax. Chef Shota Nakajima is here to present them with their next Quickfire Challenge: using the freshest gulf shellfish to create a […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 10 Description Dinner In Zero Gravity The chefs get an early start as they head to the Houston farmers market to meet Padma and Quickfire guest judge Claudette Zepeda. For this Quickfire Challenge, the chefs have to put their own fresh take on fajitas, a Houston classic. The best fajita […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 09 Description Freedmen’s Town As the chefs return to the Top Chef Kitchen they are greeted by a rainbow of produce and all-star Nyesha Arrington, who asks them to create a monochromatic plant-based dish for their Quickfire Challenge. Then, for the Elimination Challenge, the chefs will be tasked with creating […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 07 Description Swallow The Competition The chefs expand their horizons in a master class on Nigerian flavors guided by local chef Ope Amosu, and all-star Kwame Onwuachi. They’ll have to pay close attention because for this Quickfire challenge they must create a stew that perfectly pairs with traditional Nigerian swallows. […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 05 Description Don’t Mess With BBQ The chefs meet Brooke Williamson at Houston’s J-Bar-M where she tasks them with putting their own spin on a brisket dish for some of the best BBQ pitmasters in Houston as well as their guest judge, pitmaster Greg Gatlin. With the entire day to […]
Top Chef Season 19 Episode 03 Description Noodles and Rice and Everything Nice For their first individual challenge of the season, the chefs are surprised in the kitchen by “Top Chef” Miami winner Hung Huynh and challenged to make an Asian-inspired dish. Nothing, however, on “Top Chef” is that simple. Along with Hung, the judges […]