The contestants are asked to tempt fate by recreating the dishes that caused their downfalls the last time they appeared on Top Chef.
The chefs visit the American Museum of Natural History to cater a snack for a group of children spending the night there. Joe Jonas guests.
The chefs pull knives for four teams which will cook in four of the city's best restaurants.
The chefs unexpectedly find themselves without even their knives when they are asked to make stuffing. Next up is catering an event at the U.S. Open.
Tom challenges the remaining chefs to beat the time he takes to complete a dish, and then it's off to Chinatown where their dim sum will face some harsh critics.
The chefs must catch and cook fish for a beach party.
After a fish fillet contest, the chefs must conceptualize and open "one night only" restaurants.
The chefs must tap into their artistic side as they demonstrate plating techniques for a famous designer. Then they will have to tap into their old-world side when an actress asks them to create a traditional three-course Italian dinner.
The chefs put their signature on fondue, and then cater Jimmy Fallon's birthday party.
It's a Sesame Street kind of day when the chefs find themselves cooking to please Muppet palates. Next they are tasked with making a dish at a Target store.
It's a deep fry contest for the queen of deep fat, then the chefs prepare seafood dishes for a charity event.
A ferry ride brings a junk food Quickfire, and then the chefs must dip into their pasts to create a dish worthy of Ellis Island.
A Quickfire duel against their season's Top Chef begins the chefs' day, and from there they must cook for the island's "royalty" with very little tools to assist them toward perfect dishes, but that is only after a kitchen catastrophe puts a second twist to the chefs' plans.
The contestants cater a yacht club's anniversary party, but only after they have gone conch fishing.
The chefs prepare dinner for an illustrious panel of guest diners who will help determine the finalists.
The remaining two chefs prepare the best meal of their lives.
The judges and chefs join host Andy Cohen to reflect on the season.