Top Chef Masters

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Top Chef Masters
Genre Cooking
Reality competition
Presented by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 41
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Cutforth
  • Jane Lipsitz
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Magical Elves Productions
Original channel Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run June 10, 2009 (2009-06-10) – present
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Top Chef Masters is an American reality competition series that airs on the cable television network Bravo, and premiered June 10, 2009.[1] 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)[edit]

Aired: June 10 – August 19, 2009
This was the first season of the spin-off show for Top Chef. The winner of this season was Rick Bayless.[2]

Season 2 (2010)[edit]

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)[edit]

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.[3] The winner of this season was Floyd Cardoz.

Season 4 (2012)[edit]

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)[edit]

Aired: July 24, 2013 – September 25, 2013
The fifth season of Top Chef Masters premiered on July 24, 2013.[4] Top Chef regular Gail Simmons appears as the new head judge of the competition. The season winner is Douglas Keane.[4]


  1. ^ "Top Chef Masters Lineup Revealed, Premiere Set". Eater. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Martin, Denise. "'Top Chef Masters': A chat with winner Rick Bayless". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Gorman, Bill (March 2, 2011). "Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Revamps Its Menu With An All-New Format, New Host Curtis Stone And 12 New Master Chefs Hungry To Compete". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "New Promo Reveals 'Top Chef Masters' Coming in July!". Bravo. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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