Top Chef

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Top Chef
Top Chef logo.png
Genre
Presented by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 203
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Cutforth
  • Jane Lipsitz
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Magical Elves Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original network Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release March 8, 2006 (2006-03-08) – present
External links
Website
Production website

Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which premiered on March 8, 2006, on Bravo. The show features chefs competing against each other in various 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 same company that created Project Runway.[2]

The show has spawned multiple spinoff series, including Top Chef Masters, featuring established award-winning chefs; and Top Chef: Just Desserts, featuring pastry chefs. Another show, Top Chef Junior, featuring contestants in their early teens, was scheduled for a 2008 debut but never aired.[3] Numerous international adaptations of Top Chef have also been produced.

The 13th season of Top Chef premiered on December 2–3, 2015, and concluded on March 17, 2016.[4] On February 1, 2016, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a 14th season, which will take place in Charleston, South Carolina.[5][6]

Show format[edit]

Basic format[edit]

Top Chef is a reality show that uses a progressive elimination format. The beginning of each season starts with twelve to nineteen professional chefs selected through auditions. The chefs are brought to the season's host city or state, which typically inspires themes throughout the season. The chefs live in a provided apartment or house during the course of the season, and normally do not have access to outside communication. Each episode, the chefs participate in a Quickfire Challenge and an Elimination Challenge (described below). The winner of the Quickfire Challenge is typically granted immunity from elimination, a prize, or another benefit for the following Elimination Challenge. The loser of the Elimination Challenge, as the name suggests, is eliminated from the competition. This format continues until two or three chefs remain. Each finalist is challenged to create a full-course meal; the chef with the best meal as determined by the judges is declared the "Top Chef" of the season. Towards the end of the season, when only four or five chefs remain, the show moves to another host city to finish out the competition.

In the Quickfire Challenge, chefs must cook a dish that meets certain requirements (for example, using specific ingredients or inspiring a certain taste) or participate in a culinary-related challenge (for example, a mise en place relay race or a taste testing contest). They are usually given an hour or less to complete these tasks.[7] A guest judge selects one or more chefs as the best in the challenge. Early in the season, the winning chef(s) are granted immunity from the episode's Elimination Challenge. As the number of contestants dwindle, immunity is withdrawn and instead the winner receives an advantage (such as being the team leader for a team challenge or getting first pick of ingredients) or a prize (such as chef's knives, wine, or cash.) To emphasize the culture and environment of the sixth season's Las Vegas setting, the show introduced "High-stakes Quickfire Challenges", which features extravagant rewards, usually a large cash prize upwards of US$10,000. High-stakes Quickfire Challenges continued onward in further seasons. The twelfth season of Top Chef introduced the "Sudden Death Quickfire Challenge", where the chef with the poorest dish faces immediate elimination unless they win a cook-off against another competitor.

In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs prepare one or more dishes to meet the challenge requirements, which are usually more complex and require more time to execute than a Quickfire Challenge. Elimination Challenges may be individual challenges or require chefs to work in teams; some may require the contestants to produce several courses. Teams may be selected by the remaining chefs, but are more often determined by a random process, such as "drawing knives" from a knife block. The time limit for an Elimination Challenge may range from a few hours to a few days, which typically includes preparation and planning time. Ingredients for Elimination Challenges generally allow chefs access to both the Top Chef pantry and the ingredients they previously purchased at a grocery store, within a specified budget and shopping time limit. However, certain challenges may provide specific ingredients or limit the type or number of ingredients that can be used, while others require non-traditional methods for obtaining ingredients (such as asking people door-to-door or fishing). After shopping, the contestants will cook for up to four judges, usually including at least one guest judge. In most cases, the contestants cook for a group of guest diners as well.

After the Elimination Challenge, the chefs report to the Judges' Table, where the judges will deliberate on their choices for the best and worst dishes. The judges may also consider guests' comments, if available. The top individuals or teams are called in, and may be asked questions about their dishes or preparation before they are notified of their placement. One or more chefs are named the winner of the challenge and may be awarded an additional prize by the guest judge. The same procedure is repeated with the poorest performing chefs or teams, after which similar discussion takes place. From this group, one or more chefs are chosen for elimination, with the host asking the chef(s) to leave by saying "Please pack your knives and go." This is usually followed by a knife packing sequence for the eliminated chef(s), with a voice-over of their final thoughts about their performance, at the close of the episode. According to the credits, some elimination decisions are made in consultation with the show's producers.

The prize money awarded to the Top Chef was $100,000 for the first five seasons, which was then increased to $125,000 from the sixth season onward. In the show's eighth season, Top Chef: All-Stars, the prize was temporarily increased to $200,000.[8]

Special formats[edit]

Midway through each season, the contestants participate in a "Restaurant Wars" (or similarly named) Elimination Challenge. They are split into two teams, created by the winner of the previous Quickfire Challenge, or by drawing knives. In these teams, the chefs must transform an empty space into a restaurant within a set time limit and budget, selecting and creating the name, theme, décor, and menu. The fourth season of Top Chef featured not only Restaurant Wars, but a "Wedding Wars" challenge as well.

In the final Elimination Challenge, the two or three remaining chefs must prepare a multiple course dinner with the assistance of sous chefs. These sous chefs could be previously eliminated contestants or celebrity chefs. The winner is selected based on the overall quality of their meal. There is no Quickfire Challenge during this episode.

Seasons[edit]

Season Winner Runner(s)-up Fan Favorite Air Dates Filming Location
1 Harold Dieterle Tiffani Faison N/A March 8 – May 24, 2006 San Francisco, California
2 Ilan Hall Marcel Vigneron Sam Talbot October 18, 2006 – January 31, 2007 Los Angeles, California
3 Hung Huynh Dale Levitski Casey Thompson Casey Thompson June 13 – October 13, 2007 Miami, Florida
4 Stephanie Izard Lisa Fernandes Richard Blais Stephanie Izard March 12 – June 11, 2008 Chicago, Illinois
5 Hosea Rosenberg Stefan Richter Carla Hall Fabio Viviani November 12, 2008 – March 4, 2009 New York, New York
6 Michael Voltaggio Bryan Voltaggio Kevin Gillespie Kevin Gillespie August 19 – December 16, 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada
7 Kevin Sbraga Ed Cotton Angelo Sosa Tiffany Derry June 16 – September 15, 2010 Washington, D.C.
8 Richard Blais Mike Isabella Carla Hall December 1, 2010 – April 6, 2011 New York, New York
9 Paul Qui Sarah Grueneberg Chris Crary November 2, 2011 – March 7, 2012 Texas
10 Kristen Kish Brooke Williamson Sheldon Simeon November 7, 2012 – February 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington
11 Nicholas Elmi Nina Compton Nina Compton October 2, 2013 – February 5, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana
12 Mei Lin Gregory Gourdet N/A October 15, 2014 – February 11, 2015 Boston, Massachusetts
13 Jeremy Ford Amar Santana Isaac Toups December 2, 2015 – March 17, 2016 California
14 TBA TBA TBA TBA December 1, 2016 – TBA Charleston, South Carolina

Special episodes[edit]

4-Star All-Stars[edit]

On June 6, 2007, as part of the buildup for Season 3, Bravo aired a special charity episode called "4-Star All-Stars", which awarded $20,000 to the charity of the winning team's choice. The show brought together Season 1 contestants Harold Dieterle, Tiffani Faison, Dave Martin, and Stephen Asprinio, and Season 2 contestants Ilan Hall, Marcel Vigneron, Sam Talbot, and Elia Aboumrad. The show format was kept the same, with a Quickfire Challenge to start, followed by an Elimination Challenge. The show was filmed in Miami, Florida, the setting for the upcoming season. The Season 1 competitors won, who donated their winnings to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.[9]

Holiday Special[edit]

On December 6, 2007, a special holiday-themed episode was aired, bringing selected chefs from the first three seasons back for a chance to win a prize of $20,000. Padma Lakshmi presided as host, with Ted Allen, Tom Colicchio, and Gail Simmons presiding as judges. The following chefs participated: Tiffani Faison and Stephen Asprinio (Season 1); Marcel Vigneron, Betty Fraser, and Josie Smith-Malave (Season 2); and Chris "CJ" Jacobsen, Tre Wilcox, and Sandee Birdsong (Season 3). The special was shot in Chicago, Illinois. In the end, Tiffani defeated Tre to receive the $20,000 prize.[10]

Top Chef All-Stars Dinner[edit]

The Top Chef All-Stars Dinner special, which aired on November 4, 2009, was a reunion dinner hosted by Season 5 competitor Fabio Viviani. The guests included several past Top Chef contestants, including Harold Dieterle and Tiffani Faison from Season 1; Ilan Hall and Marcel Vigneron from Season 2; Hung Huynh, Dale Levitski, and Casey Thompson from Season 3; Lisa Fernandes and Richard Blais from Season 4; and Stefan Richter and Carla Hall from Season 5.[11]

Spin-offs[edit]

Top Chef Masters[edit]

Main article: Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters features established, award-winning chefs, in contrast to Top Chef, which features chefs who have been called relative "culinary amateurs".[12] The series debuted on June 10, 2009, with contestants including Rick Bayless, John Besh, Michael Chiarello, Wylie Dufresne, and Hubert Keller. As of 2013, five seasons have been produced and aired. During its first two seasons, food journalist Kelly Choi hosted the show, while restaurant critic Gael Greene, culinary expert and Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland, and food critic Jay Rayner served as judges.[13] Beginning with the third season, celebrity chef Curtis Stone replaced Choi as host.[14]

Top Chef: Just Desserts[edit]

Top Chef: Just Desserts is a spin-off of the Top Chef format featuring pastry chefs. The series was announced by Bravo on October 25, 2009.[15] The show was hosted by Top Chef regular Gail Simmons. The judging panel included James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini, Top Chef Masters finalist Hubert Keller, and DailyCandy's "editor-at-large" Dannielle Kyrillos.[16] The show debuted on Bravo on September 15, 2010, following the seventh season finale of Top Chef. The series was cancelled after two seasons.[17]

Top Chef: Healthy Showdown[edit]

Top Chef: Healthy Showdown is a special webisode series aired in 2011 sponsored by Healthy Choice. It featured former Top Chef contestants Sara Nguyen (Season 3), Ryan Scott (Season 4), Casey Thompson (Season 3, Season 8), and Tre Wilcox (Season 3, Season 8) competing in a series of Quickfire Challenges to win $25,000 and inspire a Top Chef line of Healthy Choice entrées.[18] The series was hosted by Curtis Stone; Ryan was declared the winner of the competition.

Life After Top Chef[edit]

Main article: Life After Top Chef

Life After Top Chef is a spin-off featuring former Top Chef contestants Richard Blais, Jennifer Carroll, Spike Mendelsohn, and Fabio Viviani, which focuses on various aspects of their lives, from managing and opening a restaurant to dealing with family dynamics and personal issues. It premiered on October 3, 2012.[19]

Top Chef Duels[edit]

Main article: Top Chef Duels

Top Chef Duels brings back contestants from past seasons of Top Chef and Top Chef Masters, pitting them against each other in head-to-head challenges.[20] The winner of each match-up advanced to the season finale, where one chef received $100,000.[20] The series premiered on August 6, 2014.[21]

Unaired spin-offs[edit]

Top Chef Junior[edit]

Top Chef Junior was a spin-off series ordered in 2008 to air on Bravo for eight episodes, but has never been aired, nor is it known if any episodes were produced.[22]

International adaptations[edit]

There have been a number of local versions of Top Chef around the world based on the original US format. Licensing of the format is handled by NBCUniversal Television Distribution.

Country Local Title Host(s) Judges Channel(s) Year(s) Aired
Arab League Middle East and North Africa (Arabic)[23][24][25] Top Chef Siham Tueni (season 1)
Joumana Mrad (season 2)
  • Joe Barza
  • Siham Tueni (season 1)
  • Joumana Mrad (season 2)
LBC
Rotana Masriya
2011–2012
Mona Mosly
  • Mona Mosly
  • Robert "Bobby" Chin
  • Maroun Chedid
MBC 1
MBC Masr 2
LBCI
2016-present
 Canada (English)[26] Top Chef Canada Thea Andrews (season 1)
Lisa Ray (season 2-4)
Food Network Canada 2011–2014
 Chile[27] Top Chef Julián Elfenbein
  • Carlo Von Mühlenbrock
  • Pamela Fidalgo
  • Ciro Watanabe
TVN 2014
 El Salvador[28] Top Chef El Salvador Marcela Santamaria (season 1-2)
  • Marta Elena García (season 1-2)
  • Jay Bruzon (season 1)
  • Roberto Sartogo (season 1-2)
  • Lorenzo Álvarez (season 2)
TCS 2015-2016
 Finland[29] Top Chef Suomi Pipsa Hurmerinta
  • Pia Kämppi
  • Hans Välimäki
Sub 2011–2013
France France[30]
Belgium Belgium[30]
Top Chef Stéphane Rotenberg
Sandrine Corman (season 1)
Agathe Lecaron (season 2)
France M6
Belgium RTL-TVI
2010–present
 Greece[31] Top Chef Nadia Boule
  • Elias Mamalakis
  • Christopher Peska
  • Trastelis Apostle
  • Herve Pronzato
ANT1 2010
 Indonesia[32] Top Chef Indonesia Farah Quinn SCTV 2013
 Italy[33] Top Chef Italia N/A
  • Annie Féolde
  • Mauro Colagreco
  • Giuliano Baldessari
  • Moreno Cedroni
NOVE 2016-present
 Mexico[34] Top Chef México Ana Claudia Talancón
  • Aquiles Chávez
  • Guillermo González Beristáin
  • Martha Ortíz
  • Juantxo Sánchez
NBC Universo 2016–present
 Netherlands[35] Topchef Martijn Krabbé
  • Robert Kranenborg
  • Julius Jaspers
RTL Nederland 2009–2012
 Panama[36] Top Chef Panamá Karen Guerra
Arturo Illueca
  • Charlie Collins
  • Pedro Masoliver
Telemetro 2016–present
 Poland[37][38] Top Chef (season 1-6) Grzegorz Łapanowski
  • Wojciech Modest Amaro
  • Maciej Nowak
  • Ewa Wachowicz
  • Grzegorz Łapanowski (season 3-6)
  • Joseph Seelesto (season 1-2)
Polsat 2013–present
Top Chef. Gwiazdy od kuchni (season 7) Maciej Rock
 Portugal[39] Top Chef Silvia Alberto
  • José Cordeiro
  • Susana Felicidade
  • Ricardo Costa
RTP 1 2012
Romania Romania[39] Top Chef Alina Pușcaș
  • Joseph Hadad
  • Tudor Constantinescu
  • Nicolai Tand
Antena 1 2012
South Africa South Africa (English)[40] Top Chef South Africa Lorna Maseko
  • Neill Anthony
  • Lesego Semenya
SABC 3 2016-present
 Spain[41] Top Chef N/A
  • Alberto Chicote
  • Susi Díaz
  • Paco Roncero (season 3-)
  • Angel León (season 1)
  • Yayo Daporta (season 2)
Antena 3 2013–present
 Sweden[42] Köksmästarna N/A
  • Johan Jureskog
  • Paul Svensson
  • Karin Fransson
Kanal 5 2014
 United States (English) Top Chef Katie Lee Joel (season 1)
Padma Lakshmi (season 2-)
Bravo 2006–present
Top Chef Masters Kelly Choi (season 1-2)
Curtis Stone (season 3-5)
2009–2013
Top Chef: Just Desserts Gail Simmons 2010–2011
Top Chef Duels Curtis Stone
  • Gail Simmons
  • Wolfgang Puck
2014
 United States (Spanish)[43] Top Chef Estrellas Aylin Mujica Telemundo 2014–2015
 Vietnam[44] Top Chef Vietnam: Đầu Bếp Đỉnh Nguyễn Võ Lan Trinh HTV 2014-2015

Other media[edit]

Top Chef University[edit]

Top Chef University is a comprehensive online culinary school involving 12 courses and over 200 in-depth video-lessons. The program takes participants through a structured program of the basics (knife skills, kitchen set-up, ingredients) to advanced culinary techniques (sous-vide, molecular gastronomy). The instructors at Top Chef University consist of the series' most successful and popular former contestants. Enrollment costs $25 for a monthly membership and $200 for an annual membership.[45]

Top Chef: The Game[edit]

Top Chef: The Game is a computer game released by Brighter Minds for PCs. It challenges players to create the best dish from items in a virtual pantry. Games magazine gave the game an unfavorable review, calling it a "quick cash-in... for an undiscriminating audience."[46]

TV dinners[edit]

In efforts to make certain dishes available to viewers who watch Top Chef, but do not have time to prepare those dishes themselves, Schwan's Home Service started offering Top Chef—branded frozen meals in late 2009.[47]

Cookbooks[edit]

On March 20, 2008, Chronicle Books released Top Chef: The Cookbook, with a foreword by Tom Colicchio.[48] On September 30, 2009, Chronicle Books released Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook, with a foreword by Padma Lakshmi.[49] On July 14, 2010, Chronicle Books released How to Cook Like a Top Chef, with a foreword by Rick Bayless.[50]

Reception and awards[edit]

Awards[edit]

Top Chef was nominated at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for its second season.[51] Top Chef won the award for Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.[52] Top Chef won the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, defeating The Amazing Race, which had won the award every year since the category's inception in 2003.[53]

Time magazine's James Poniewozik named Top Chef one of the Top 10 Returning Series of 2007, ranking it at #10.[54]

Ratings[edit]

Ratings of Top Chef premieres:

Season premiere # of Viewers in Millions Release Date +/- from previous
Season 9 premiere 1.6[55] November 2, 2011  – 0%
Season 8 premiere 1.7[56] December 1, 2010  – 5.8%
Season 7 premiere 1.8[57] June 16, 2010  – 30.7%
Season 6 premiere 2.6[58] August 19, 2009  – 3.7%
Season 5 premiere 2.7[59] November 12, 2008 + 19.4%
Season 4 premiere 2.26[60] March 12, 2008 + 11.8%
Season 3 premiere 2.02[61] June 13, 2007 + 8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

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Bibliography

  • Perkins, Arthur (2011). Chef Wars: Top Chef, Top Chef Masters, Top Chef-Just Desserts. Charleston, South Carolina: Author House. ISBN 1451521812. 

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