Top Chef
Season 3

s03e02 / First Impressions

14th Jun '07 - 2:00am
First Impressions

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.



Round One.

416 have watched this episode

s03e03 / Sunny Delights

21st Jun '07 - 2:00am
Sunny Delights

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



Round Two

416 have watched this episode

s03e04 / Family Favorites

28th Jun '07 - 2:00am
Family Favorites

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



Round Three

416 have watched this episode

s03e05 / Cooking by Numbers

12th Jul '07 - 2:00am
Cooking by Numbers

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.

416 have watched this episode

s03e06 / Latin Lunch

19th Jul '07 - 2:00am
Latin Lunch

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.



Round Five

416 have watched this episode

s03e08 / Freezer Burn

2nd Aug '07 - 2:00am
Freezer Burn

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.

416 have watched this episode

s03e09 / Guilty Pleasures

9th Aug '07 - 2:00am
Guilty Pleasures

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.



Round Seven

416 have watched this episode

s03e10 / Restaurant Wars

16th Aug '07 - 2:00am
Restaurant Wars

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.

416 have watched this episode

s03e11 / Second Helping

23rd Aug '07 - 2:00am
Second Helping

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

416 have watched this episode

s03e12 / Chef Overboard

6th Sep '07 - 2:00am
Chef Overboard

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

416 have watched this episode

s03e13 / Snacks on a Plane

13th Sep '07 - 2:00am
Snacks on a Plane

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

416 have watched this episode

s03e14 / Manhattan Project

20th Sep '07 - 2:00am
Manhattan Project

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.

416 have watched this episode

s03e15 / Finale (1)

27th Sep '07 - 2:00am
Finale (1)

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

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s03e16 / Finale (2)

4th Oct '07 - 2:00am
Finale (2)

The Top Chef is chosen.

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