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Top Chef season 3

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16 episodes (187 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 3 episodes list:

Episode #1: First Impressions (air date: 2007-06-13)

Getting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new crop of fifteen chefs arrives in Miami, and then they are given two challenges – one with leftovers – to introduce themselves and their cooking to their fellow contestants and the judges. Guest Judge: Anthony Bourdain. QuickFire Challenge: Create an Amuse-Bouche in 10 Minutes Elimination Challenge: Create a Surf & Turf Dish Using Exotic Ingredients

Episode #2: Sunny Delights (air date: 2007-06-20)

Tonight's theme is sunshine, and first the contestants must use a product of that sunshine, citrus. Then they are asked to demonstrate their catering skills at an event which requires sunshine, a gourmet BBQ party. Guest Chef: Norman Van Aken QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using Florida Citrus Kingsford Elimination Challenge: Create an Upscale BBQ Dish

Episode #3: Family Favorites (air date: 2007-06-27)

This week the remaining chefs must first catch fresh seafood, and then put a fresh twist on American dinner staples for members of the Miami Elks Club. Guest Judge: Alfred Portale QuickFire Challenge: Catch & Cook Shellfish Elimination Challenge: Update Classic Dishes into Modern Lower Cholesterol Meals

Episode #4: Cooking by Numbers (air date: 2007-07-11)

The contestants mix it up with Bombay Sapphire mixologist Jamie Walker, and then ply their trade at a gastronomic society. Barton G. Weiss of Miami's Barton G. the Restaurant serves as guest judge.

Episode #5: Latin Lunch (air date: 2007-07-18)

Timing is the theme for this round as the 11 remaining chefs are asked to be creative with a time-saving pastry and then serve lunch to clients on a tight schedule. Guest Judge: Maria Frumkin QuickFire Challenge: Create a Dish Using a Frozen Pie Crust. Elimination Challenge: Cater a Latin Lunch for the Cast & Crew of Telemundo's Dame Chocolate.

Episode #6: Watch What Happens (air date: 2007-07-25)

In a special episode, Bravo's Andy Cohen sits down with past and current contestants to explore their experiences in the competition

Episode #7: Freezer Burn (air date: 2007-08-01)

The chef's taste buds are put to the test, and then they must "cook" for a frozen challenge. Rocco DiSpirito acts as guest judge.

Episode #8: Guilty Pleasures (air date: 2007-08-08)

This round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summer's guilty institution, ice cream, and then they move on to Miami's night life, but there's a surprise in store for them. Guest Judge: Govind Armstrong QuickFire Challenge: Coldstone Creamery Mix-in Challenge (Create Original Mix-ins for Their Sweet Cream Flavor). Elimination Challenge: Create Late Night Bar food in a Mobile Kitchen.

Episode #9: Restaurant Wars (air date: 2007-08-15)

The chefs are told that they must create the perfect burger. Then, they must create a new restaurant concept, including a great menu. Chef Daniel Boulud is the guest judge.

Episode #10: Second Helping (air date: 2007-08-22)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian guest judges a relay race challenge. The chefs get another try at "Restaurant Wars," continued from last episode.

Episode #11: Chef Overboard (air date: 2007-09-05)

Chef Michael Schwartz helps to judge challenges that involve a cruise ship buffet and creativity in a grocery store.

Episode #12: Snacks on a Plane (air date: 2007-09-12)

Jimmy Canora guests on an episode that takes to the skies when the chefs take on the dreaded plane cuisine.

Episode #13: Manhattan Transfer (air date: 2007-09-19)

Sirio Maccione guest judges a QuickFire where the chefs must recreate one of his dishes, then they must impress four more chefs, including Andre Soltner, in elimination.

Episode #14: Finale (1) (air date: 2007-09-26)

The remaining chefs make the move to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the final two will be.

Episode #15: Finale (2) (air date: 2007-10-03)

The Top Chef is chosen.

Episode #16: Reunion (air date: 2007-10-10)

The cast and contestants get together to reminisce about the season and answer questions.

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