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Top Chef season 11

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17 episodes (148 views)

Air weekdate:Thursday Cast:Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson Genre:Food, Game Show, Reality Channel:Bravo (US) Status:Continuing

8.4 (25 votes)

Top Chef season 11 episodes list:

Episode #1: Soiree In The Swamp (air date: 2013-10-02)

Top Chef is back for Season 11. Nineteen chefs will duke it out in New Orleans for the coveted title of Top Chef. Their first challenge sends them to the Louisiana swamp where they must cook with one of three local delicacies: alligator, frog, or turtle. The competition is hot and humid, as the judges work to send the first chef home.

Episode #2: Rebuilding New Orleans (air date: 2013-10-09)

Gumbo is a dish that gets better over time. For their first Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants work overnight to perfect dishes for legendary chef, Leah Chase. And for the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants are tasked with creating and operating food trucks to feed Habitat for Humanity volunteers helping to rebuild New Orleans after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

Episode #3: Commander's Palace (air date: 2013-10-16)

An elimination Quickfire challenge keeps the cheftestants on their toes this week as they make dishes with items on Dana Cowin’s worst “Food Trends” list. For the Elimination Challenge, the cheftestants are asked to replicate legacy dishes from the iconic Commander’s Palace menu. Joining the judges are Commander’s Palace current chef and alumni: Emeril Lagasse, Paul Prodhomme, and Tory McPhail.

Episode #4: Captain Vietnam (air date: 2013-10-23)

The Vietnamese culture has a strong presence in New Orleans. Judge Emeril Lagasse and guest judge Eddie Huang give the cheftestants a crash course in these customs and task them with creating a multi-course Vietnamese meal.

Episode #5: Lea Michele's Halloween Bash (air date: 2013-10-30)

This week, the cheftestants face challenges full of chills and thrills. After tackling a Quickfire Challenge where all of the ingredients and tools are wrapped in aluminum foil, the chefs must cater a Halloween party for singer/actress Lea Michele. Not only does the food have to be vegetarian, but it has to be spook-tacular!

Episode #6: Campfires, Cream Cheese, and Countryside (air date: 2013-11-06)

New Orleans super-chef John Besh introduces the cheftestants to one of his favorite farms where they are tasked with making a dish out of a prized local crop -- the creole tomato. For the Elimination Challenge, the farm to table theory continues as the cheftestants try to impress the upper-tiered chefs in John Besh’s restaurant empire.

Episode #7: Jazz Hands (air date: 2013-11-13)

In this week’s Quickfire Challenge, famed musician Kermit Ruffins provides the tunes for a foodie version of musical chairs. And in the Elimination Challenge, Kermit hosts a jazzy pot luck for his musician friends and the cheftestants must bring the food. Will it be harmonious or will it all go flat?

Episode #8: Piggin' Out (air date: 2013-11-20)

After a Quickfire Challenge where the cheftestants are tasked with making their own hot sauce for legendary musician Dr. John, the focus turns to the pig, the whole pig and nothing but the pig, as the chefs butcher and cook up a 300-pound hog.

Episode #9: Restaurant Wars (air date: 2013-12-04)

The contestants create pop-up restaurants to impress the judges.

Episode #10: Like Mama Made (air date: 2013-12-11)

The chefs must make dishes that remind them of home; Actor Anthony Mackie joins the judges.

Episode #11: Giving It the College Try (air date: 2013-12-18)

Questlove judges various types of poultry drumsticks; the chefs head to LSU's campus to serve incoming students.

Episode #12: Mississippi Mud Bugs (air date: 2014-01-01)

The contestants create their own versions of etouffe; seafood dishes.

Episode #13: Oui Si a Challenge (air date: 2014-01-08)

Chef Jacques Pepin tests the contestants; the contestants create French and Spanish dishes.

Episode #14: Po Boy Smackdown (air date: 2014-01-15)

Po' boys in the Quickfire; the contestants put their own culinary visions on a plate.

Episode #15: Leaving New Orleans (air date: 2014-01-22)

The chefs compete for a special prize in the Quickfire, and then they must show how New Orleans has affected their cooking.

Episode #16: Maui Wowie (air date: 2014-01-29)

Top Chef returns to Hawaii for the final rounds. Tonight, the remaining chefs must deal with Spam in the Quickfire.

Episode #17: Finale (air date: 2014-02-05)

After a long journey competing in 30 challenges from New Orleans to Maui, the final two chefs must execute the best service of their lives while opening pop-up restaurants to win the title and the bragging rights to be "Top Chef.”

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