Top Chef Masters
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Series Overview

Top Chef Masters is a reality TV series that aired on the Bravo network in 2009. The show is a culinary competition series that features world-renowned chefs as they compete in weekly challenges. The show is a spinoff from the long-running Top Chef series but features seasoned, more experienced chefs. The master chefs compete for the title of Top Chef Master and a $100,000 prize for their charity.

Rick Bayless won the competition.

Cast Overview

Following is a list of the primary cast members for the show.

  • Curtis Stone as Host
  • Francis Lam as Judge
  • James Oseland as Judge
  • Lesley Suter as Judge
  • Ruth Reichl as Judge
  • Gael Green as Judge
  • Jay Rayner as Judge
  • Kelly Choi as Host
  • Krista Simmons as Judge

List of Episodes

The show ran for five seasons with a total of 41 episodes. Each episode was approximately 42 minutes. All of the episodes are available on Amazon Video.

Season 1

  • E1 – Masters Get Schooled – In the first episode, chefs must create a delicious dessert.
  • E2 – The Lost Supper – The chefs have to create an amuse-bouche using only items found in a vending machine. Later the chefs have to make a meal inspired by a hit TV show using “island” elements. One chef moves on to the Champions Round.
  • E3 – Offal Tasty – Next, the competitors take their skills to the streets of Los Angeles to cook up some tasty offals for the locals.
  • E4 – Magic Chef –
  • E5 – Miniaturize Me –
  • E6 – Trick in a Box –
  • E7 – Champions Round Begins –
  • E8 – Dietary Restrictions –
  • E9 – Masters of Disaster –
  • Finale: Top Chef Master –

Season 2

  • S2 E1 – First Date Dinner
  • S2 E2 – It’s My Party
  • S2 E3 – Pub Food
  • S2 E4 – Cast and Crew Meal
  • Wedding Wars
  • Scary Surf & Turf
  • Tailgating
  • Food of the Gods
  • Improv
  • Top Chef Master

Season 3

  • Restaurant Wars
  • Everything Old is New Again
  • Diners to Donors
  • Biggest Loser
  • Would You Like Fries With That?
  • I’m With the Band
  • Date Night
  • Blinded Me With Science
  • A Soldier’s Story
  • My Life as a Chef

Season 4

  • The Buffet Must Go On
  • You May Now Feed The Bride
  • What Would Brian Boitano Eat?
  • Grand Canyon Cookout
  • Holly Madison’s Pool Party
  • Thai One On
  • Culinary Knock Out
  • Foodie Flash Mob
  • Old School, New School
  • Season Finale

Season 5

  • Sous Chefs and Skydives
  • Asian Night Market
  • Sex, Greed, and Murder
  • Curtis Surprise Party
  • Restaurant Wars
  • Mindy Kaling and Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Catch of the Day
  • Lucha Vavoom
  • Teacher Tribute
  • Season Finale

Executive Producers

Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz are the Executive Producers of Top Chef Masters.

Studio Information

The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions.

Facts and Trivia

Following is a list of little-known facts and trivia about the show and its cast members.

To learn more, visit the official website and/or the show’s Wikipedia page.

Questions and Comments

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