Top Chef Masters
|Top Chef Masters|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Magical Elves Productions|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||June 10, 2009– present|
Top Chef Masters is an American reality competition series that airs on the cable television network Bravo, and premiered June 10, 2009. It is a spinoff of Bravo's hit show Top Chef. In the series, world-renowned chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. This show is a contrast from Top Chef, which typically features younger professional cooks who are still rising in the food service industry.
Season 1 (2009)
Season 2 (2010)
Aired: April 7 – June 9, 2010
This was the second season of the spin-off show for Top Chef. The winner of this season was Marcus Samuelsson.
Season 3 (2011)
Aired: April 6, 2011 – June 15, 2011
This was the third season of the spin-off show for Top Chef, it premiered on April 6, 2011, with Curtis Stone replacing Kelly Choi as host. The winner of this season was Floyd Cardoz.
Season 4 (2012)
Aired: July 25, 2012 – September 26, 2012
This was the fourth season of the spin-off show for Top Chef. The winner was Chris Cosentino.
Season 5 (2013)
Aired: July 24, 2013 – September 25, 2013
The fifth season of Top Chef Masters premiered on July 24, 2013. Top Chef regular Gail Simmons appears as the new head judge of the competition. The season winner is Douglas Keane.
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- "New Promo Reveals 'Top Chef Masters' Coming in July!". Bravo. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
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