01 /  Stop the Presses

3rd Dec '15 - 3:00am
Stop the Presses

A collection of the country's best Chefs converge in Los Angeles where they will hit the road and compete in six cities across the Golden State. To get their feet wet, the Chefs face off in a fan favorite Quickfire challenge. Then, the Chefs must make dishes that stand out for a group of top food critics and reporters in order to survive the first elimination. Legendary chef Emeril Lagasse rounds out the judging panel alongside Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons.

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02 /  Pop Up Pandemonium

4th Dec '15 - 3:00am
Pop Up Pandemonium

To better introduce the Chefs to the city of Los Angeles, Padma challenges them to create and open four distinct pop-up restaurants reflecting the culture of the respective neighborhoods they land in. Tom, Padma, Gail and guest judge and Pop-Up King Ludo Lefebvre eat their way through Mexican, Persian, Korean, and even Vegan cuisine to pick the best dish that celebrates LA's mosaic of cultures.

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03 /  Spines and Vines

11th Dec '15 - 3:00am
Spines and Vines

In Santa Barbara, Calif., the chefs pick up fresh sea urchin to use in their first sudden-death, quick-fire challenge; in the elimination challenge, the chefs serve up surf and turf to a table of celebrated chefs and judges.

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04 /  It's a Dry Heat

18th Dec '15 - 3:00am
It's a Dry Heat

In Palm Springs, Calif., world-renowned chef Jose Andres instructs the contestants to use solar powered stoves; then, the chefs must avoid culinary sand traps when they cook on a golf course.

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05 /  Big Gay Wedding

8th Jan '16 - 3:00am
Big Gay Wedding

In Palm Springs, model Chrissy Teigen entices the contestants to make their best ''date'' dishes; the chefs cater a wedding for 25 gay couples in an elimination challenge.

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06 /  Banannaise

15th Jan '16 - 3:00am
Banannaise

In San Diego, the chefs cook up high-end tacos for Mexican chef Javier Plascencia; at Juniper and Ivy, the contestants serve up mouthwatering dishes to complement their handcrafted microbrews.

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07 /  Back in the Day

22nd Jan '16 - 3:00am
Back in the Day

The Chefs arrive back in Los Angeles to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Top Chef. First they compete in a Quickfire limiting them to 10 ingredients they all must share. In the Elimination Challenge, the Chefs must transport themselves back in time and create a dish that tells the story of who they were 10 years ago. Top Chef alums Michael Voltaggio, Antonia Lofaso and Mei Lin Hua join Nancy Silverton and the rest of the judges to decide which Chef should be eliminated from the competition.

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08 /  Where's the Beef?

29th Jan '16 - 3:00am
Where's the Beef?

The chefs strive to create the most visually appealing ''food porn'' using only snack food; the chefs cook for a black-tie event called Beefsteak during which the diners eat with their hands; diners include Colin Hanks, Max Silvestri and Matt Selman.

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09 /  Restaurant Wars, Part 1

5th Feb '16 - 3:00am
Restaurant Wars, Part 1

During the Restaurant Wars, the chefs have to open their respective restaurants for both lunch and dinner services.

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10 /  Restaurant Wars, Part 2

12th Feb '16 - 3:00am
Restaurant Wars, Part 2

After preparing a full lunch service, the chefs must clean up and do it all over again for dinner; the judges scrutinize everything, including concept, food, service, and consistency.

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11 /  Hammer Time

19th Feb '16 - 3:00am
Hammer Time

The chefs land in the Bay Area and prepare fresh dishes for rapper MC Hammer. Later, they cook from important and influential international food eras. Foodie Jonathan Waxman makes an appearance.

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12 /  Wok This Way

26th Feb '16 - 3:00am
Wok This Way

The remaining chefs travel through San Francisco's legendary Chinatown and end up at World-Famous chef Martin Yan's M.Y. China to cook off using woks for a sizzling quickfire challenge. Then Umami Burger Restaurateur Adam Fleischman tasks the chefs to create their own Fast-Casual Restaurant Concept for hungry diners and investors.

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13 /  Back Where It All Started

4th Mar '16 - 3:00am
Back Where It All Started

In San Francisco, the five remaining Chefs face the ultimate Sudden Death Quickfire cooking for Top Chef Master Traci Des Jardins. Then, in the elimination challenge, the Chefs cook where Top Chef first began, at Hubert Keller's legendary restaurant Fleur de Lys, and are tasked to prepare a Fleur-inspired dish for the incomparable Keller, the judges and San Francisco culinary elite.

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14 /  Magic Hour

11th Mar '16 - 3:00am
Magic Hour

The chefs land in Las Vegas and participate in a high-stakes challenge of cards and cuisine. Later, they must conjure culinary magic for illusionist David Copperfield.

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15 /  Finale

18th Mar '16 - 2:00am
Finale

The top chef is crowned in the Season 13 finale. Before that, the final two culinarians must prepare the meal of their lives for their mentors and fallen colleagues. Appearing: Emeril Lagasse; Dominique Crenn; Jonathan Benno; Hubert Keller; Charlie Palmer; and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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