Top Chef Masters

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Top Chef Masters
Top Chef Masters logo.png
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 network Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 10, 2009 (2009-06-10) – September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)[1]
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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.[2] 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 Winner Runner(s)-up Air Dates Host Judges
1 Rick Bayless[3] Michael Chiarello Hubert Keller June 10, 2009 – August 19, 2009 Kelly Choi James Oseland
Gael Greene
Jay Rayner
Gail Simmons
2 Marcus Samuelsson Rick Moonen Susur Lee April 7, 2010 – June 9, 2010
3 Floyd Cardoz Mary Sue Milliken Traci Des Jardins April 6, 2011 – June 15, 2011 Curtis Stone[4] James Oseland
Gael Greene
Ruth Reichl
4 Chris Cosentino Kerry Heffernan July 25, 2012 – September 26, 2012 James Oseland
Ruth Reichl
Krista Simmons
Francis Lam
5 Douglas Keane[5] Bryan Voltaggio Jennifer Jasinski July 24, 2013 – September 25, 2013[5] James Oseland
Gail Simmons
Ruth Reichl
Lesley Suter
Francis Lam


  1. ^ "Top Chef Masters". 
  2. ^ "Top Chef Masters Lineup Revealed, Premiere Set". Eater. April 7, 2009. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Martin, Denise. "'Top Chef Masters': A chat with winner Rick Bayless". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b "New Promo Reveals 'Top Chef Masters' Coming in July!". Bravo. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 

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