Seventeen new chefs arrive in Las Vegas eager to prove that they have what it takes to be named Top Chef.
The men take on the women tonight as they prepare competing events for a bachelor and bachelorette, but first up is a QuickFire with a very appropriate reward for the town in which it's located. Guest judge: Todd English.
The remaining contestants try to serve the 300 pilots and crew from the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron based at Nellis AFB with the same Pride, Precision and Professionalism on deck that the Thunderbirds show in the air. Guest judege: Mark Peel.
The contestants must tap into their traditional cooking skills when they're asked to show their mastery of French cuisine, and as if that's not stress enough tonight's judges are some of the biggest names in the industry: Daniel Boulud, Hubert Keller, Joel Robuchon and Jean Joho.
The remaining contestants must corral their wits and skills after a night spent under the stars when they're asked to perform chuckwagon duties for some local cowboys. Guest judge: Tim Love.
The chefs must work their own magic when asked to deconstruct a vintage recipe and re-imagine its components into dishes with their own signatures for Penn & Teller. Guest judge: Michelle Bernstein.
The contestants cater a dinner for the chefs in the Macy's Culinary Council, but first they must make it through the QuickFire where Lady Luck again holds all the cards – or rather reels.
The chefs create their version of Charlie Palmer's annual Pigs & Pinot event at his restaurant Aureole, hoping to perfectly pair their pork dishes with wine.
The dreaded round returns, this time in an existing restaurant, and the chefs will have to watch their Ps and Qs, because the guest judge owns the restaurant. Guest judge: Rick Moonen.
Natalie Portman is guest client tonight as the chefs fix her and her friends dinner at craftsteak, Tom Colicchio's Las Vegas restaurant.
Fabio Viviani from season five has invited contestants from his season and those in the past for what is supposed to be a convivial gathering of chefs cooking, eating and talking. But this is Top Chef, after all, and if you include Marcel in any invitation pleasant can turn on a dime.
The day begins with a QuickFire that tasks the chefs to create a perfect breakfast in bed. Guest judge: Nigella Lawson.
This week's challenge takes its inspiration from the Bocuse d'Or Culinary Olympics, one of the most prestigious cooking competitions in the world. Guest judges include Jerome Bocuse and Thomas Keller.
The contestants move from the desert to Napa, California's wine country for challenges that will winnow them down from four to three.
The remaining three contestants vie for the title as they cook the best meal they've ever made.
The season six cast and talent gather to rehash the season, and just because he can Andy Cohen adds his banality as host.