It's down to the final three as they battle it out to be the next Top Chef Master. The Chefs pull out all the stops. Which Master can win over the critics and take home the ultimate prize?
The four remaining Top Chef Masters create their version of a burger for a surprise guest critic. Then, they prepare meals to honor teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The winning team of this week's "Battle of the Sous Chefs" challenge create today's Quick Fire. Then, they must cook with Mexican flair for the wrestlers of Lucha Vavoom.
Special guest judge actress Ali Larter challenges the Chefs to elevate nachos for their Quick Fire. Then it's time to cook up the catch of the day for Malibu locals, by creating a dish with a hot and cold preparation of the same fish.
Special guest judge Mindy Kaling gets the Chefs in the mood for romance by asking them to create dishes inspired by her favorite romantic comedies. Yo Gabba Gabba also makes an appearance to help with an elimination challenge geared towards young palates.
It's Restaurant Wars time! The Chefs must open eateries with a Los Angeles theme to impress special guest judges - Busy Philips, Dana Cowin and the critics. Will the native Angelenos embrace the new LA-cuisine or will the restaurants face early closure?
As every chef knows, curry is difficult to hurry, but the Chefs must make their version of curry in thirty minutes for this week's Quickfire. The tables are turned on host Curtis Stone as his fiancé, Lindsay Price team up with the Chefs to throw him a surprise engagement party.
In this week's Quickfire, the Chefs must create a dish with left over scraps from the Sous Chefs' challenge. For the elimination, the Chefs have to make a meal that represents one of the three basic staples of a soap opera - Sex, Murder and Greed. The cast of "Days of Our Lives" will be on hand to see if the Chefs nailed their roles.
The Masters arrive at the kitchen to find their sous chefs hard at work in the Mise En Place challenge. One the elements are prepped, the Masters must put an Asian spin on an American classic working side by side with their Sous. Guest Kathie Lee Gifford tries some food outside of her comfort zone.
Top Chef Masters is back for season five with thirteen celebrated chefs and an all new twist. Each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, "Battle of the Sous Chefs" that will directly impact the Masters' chances of winning. In the first challenge, the Masters cook for a professional skydiving team, but in order to get an extra hour of cook time, they must be willing to take a dive themselves.
It has all come down to this...for their last challenge, and the title of Top Chef Masters, the final two chefs will have 24-hours and the help of their most trusted staff from their own restaurants, to create a dish based on four letters - a love letter, an apology, a thank you, and a letter to themselves. They'll serve to a table of the culinary world's most esteemed critics.
In the penultimate episode, the Chefs will have to cook and create their dish while simultaneously instructing a mystery guest across the divider to make an identical dish. In the Elimination challenge, the Chefs will mentor aspiring culinary students and guide them through making a dish. The twist? The chefs will not be able to do any of the cooking.
It's getting down to the wire - this week the chefs will participate in one of the world's greatest underground dining events; A Dîner En Blanc. Each chef will create a picnic style meal with abundant ingredients to create an epic feast and pack it up for the first ever Dîner En Blanc picnic in Vegas.
This week the Chefs will battle it out - facing off in a boxing ring to serve our critics and boxing champ, Sugar Ray Leonard. The winner of the first match will compete against the winner from the second match in a third match for the win and $10,000. The losers from the first and second match will face off one last time to determine who will be sent packing. Special guest judge is Sugar Ray Leonard.
The Chefs will be creating an aphrodisiac dish using known aphrodisiac ingredients. The Chef whose dish really turns them on will win the challenge. Lotus of Siam is a legendary Nevada Culinary landmark that has amassed award after award. For this Elimination Challenge, our Chefs will be faced with the task of creating their own Thai restaurant in the Top Chef Masters kitchen and attempting to create their own versions of classic Thai dishes. Special guest judge is Dita Von Teese.
In this week's Quickfire challenge the Chefs must make a dynamic duo dish for a couple of dynamic musicians - The Indigo Girls. For the elimination challenge, the Chefs are tasked with making a whimsical all-you-can-eat bottomless bloodys & mimosas brunch at an upscale sexy pool party, hosted by Ms. Vegas, Holly Madison. Special guest judges include The Indigo Girls and Holly Madison.
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