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Top Chef season 5

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15 episodes (162 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 5 episodes list:

Episode #1: Melting Pot (air date: 2008-11-12)

One chef is eliminated in a three-round quickfire involving apples. The remaining chefs create dishes representing the ethnic cuisines of several New York neighborhoods.

Episode #2: Show Your Craft (air date: 2008-11-19)

After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.

Episode #3: Foo Fighters Thanksgiving (air date: 2008-11-26)

For the quickfire, the chefs recreate dishes from the Top Chef cookbook. In the elimination challenge, they cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Foo Fighters at the band's tour stop in Syracuse, N.Y.

Episode #4: Today Show (air date: 2008-12-03)

After creating a breakfast amuse-bouche for the quickfire, the contestants compete in a live food demonstration challenge in order to earn a booking on "Today."

Episode #5: Gail's Bridal Shower (air date: 2008-12-10)

For the quickfire, chefs must identify ingredients in a dish. For the elimination challenge, the contestants cater a bridal shower for judge Gail Simmons.

Episode #6: 12 Days of Christmas (air date: 2008-12-17)

Domestic guru Martha Stewart oversees the quick fire challenge in this holiday-themed edition. Then, actress Natasha Richardson is the guest judge when the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party in which the proceeds go to the AIDS research.

Episode #7: Focus Group (air date: 2009-01-07)

The chefs must create a sweet dish without using sugar (guest judge: chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli). In the elimination challenge, chefs prepare a family-style meal for blind judging.

Episode #8: Down on the Farm (air date: 2009-01-14)

Contestants shop for fresh ingredients at a farm and then create a dinner for the farm workers.

Episode #9: Restaurant Wars (air date: 2009-01-21)

Two teams have 24 hours to design and open competing restaurants.

Episode #10: Super Bowl Chef Showdown (air date: 2009-01-28)

A Super Bowl cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.

Episode #11: Le Bernardin (air date: 2009-02-04)

After a three-round fish filleting tournament, the contestants cook at Le Bernadin where their final product will be judged by chef Eric Ripert.

Episode #12: The Last Supper (air date: 2009-02-11)

Wylie Dufresne judges a quickfire challenge of egg dishes. For the elimination challenge, the five remaining chefs each cook a "last supper" dish requested by a culinary superstar.

Episode #13: Finale (1) (air date: 2009-02-18)

The season finale finds the chefs traveling from New York to New Orleans. While in the "Big Easy" they will be challenged to kick it up a notch when celebrity judge/chef Emeril Lagasse stops by to appraise their culinary skills.

Episode #14: Finale (2) (air date: 2009-02-25)

Set in New Orleans, season 5 ends as the winning chef is revealed.

Episode #15: Watch What Happens Reunion (air date: 2009-03-04)

Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chefs and judges.

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