Top Chef
Season 9

s09e01 / Everything's Bigger in Texas

3rd Nov '11 - 2:00am
Everything's Bigger in Texas Summary

29 chefs gather at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, to compete for 16 slots in the 9th season of Top Chef. Tonight they will be divided into three groups. Some will know their fate immediately and receive a chef coat or be sent home.

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s09e02 / The Heat Is On

10th Nov '11 - 3:00am
The Heat Is On Summary

Night two of heats for the coveted contestant spots starts with 10 competitors, 10 ingredients, and only five chef coats left. Once again, those who excel in the challenge get a coat immediately, and those who bomb are sent home.

532 have watched this episode

s09e03 / Quinceanera

17th Nov '11 - 3:00am
Quinceanera Summary

Tonight the chefs are asked to create a dish using rattlesnakes. The catch? The rattlesnakes are still alive. Later they will cater a girl\'s quinceaƱera celebration.

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s09e04 / Red Hot Chili Cook Off

24th Nov '11 - 3:00am
Red Hot Chili Cook Off Summary

The contestants provide food for the local rodeo and its audience.

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s09e05 / Don\'t Be Tardy for the Dinner Party

1st Dec '11 - 3:00am
Don\'t Be Tardy for the Dinner Party Summary

The chefs must create a dish using what they can find in a standard survival kit, then they have to shift gears and cater dinner to high society.

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s09e06 / Higher Steaks

8th Dec '11 - 3:00am
Higher Steaks Summary

The contestants prepare steak for some of Texas' most discerning palates, at least beef-wise, the attendees of the Cattle Baron's Ball.

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s09e07 / Game On

15th Dec '11 - 3:00am
Game On Summary

The contestants must cook for an all-star table of chefs whose avocation is hunting.

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s09e08 / Tribute Dinner

22nd Dec '11 - 3:00am
Tribute Dinner Summary

The chefs must adapt quickly when their cooking mashes up with social networking and they begin receiving dish notes via Twitter. Later, they will each be able to pay homage to an influential teacher when they are asked to create dishes in the teachers' honor.

526 have watched this episode

s09e09 / BBQ Pit Wars

5th Jan '12 - 3:00am
BBQ Pit Wars Summary

The chefs are charged with creating innovative fare that will impress precise palates. Later, the heat is on when they square off in an old-fashioned Texas-barbecue showdown. Technology maven and culinary author Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge.

542 have watched this episode

s09e10 / Restaurant Wars

12th Jan '12 - 3:00am
Restaurant Wars Summary

The still-standing chefs sharpen their knives for the time-honored fan-favorite "Restaurant Wars" test. The all-encompassing culinary challenge tasks them to create an eatery, from its signage and logos to its menus and meals.

540 have watched this episode

s09e11 / Fit for an Evil Queen

19th Jan '12 - 3:00am
Fit for an Evil Queen Summary

The chefs try not to go off the rails when they use various ingredients delivered to them by a train. Later, they create a gothic dish fit for a queen, yet the plate must embody the very essence of evil. Guest judge: Charlize Theron.

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s09e12 / Block Party

26th Jan '12 - 3:00am
Block Party Summary

The chefs race against time to finish prep work for a meal. Later, they serve up cuisine at a food-drive block party. Guest judge: Cat Cora.

537 have watched this episode

s09e13 / Bike, Borrow & Steal

2nd Feb '12 - 3:00am
Bike, Borrow & Steal Summary

The chefs are charged with creating imaginative pancakes for Pee-wee Herman. Later, they hit the streets of San Antonio with a bike to gather ingredients for Pee-wee's big dinner party.

616 have watched this episode

s09e14 / Mentors

9th Feb '12 - 3:00am
Mentors Summary

The blindfolded chefs must use senses other than sight to gather ingredients for a dish. In a twist, an eliminated cook then reenters the competition and does culinary battle with the remaining four chefs. Here, their cuisine must impress their mentors.

560 have watched this episode

s09e15 / Culinary Games

16th Feb '12 - 3:00am
Culinary Games Summary

The remaining four chefs arrive in British Columbia and wage culinary battle in Olympic-theme games. Cooking on a speeding gondola and grabbing ingredients in a biathlon are included.

574 have watched this episode

s09e16 / Fire and Ice

23rd Feb '12 - 3:00am
Fire and Ice Summary

Asian Masters lend a hand in a tag-team-style Quickfire. The final three chefs must create a dish and cocktail that fuses the concept of fire and ice into one cohesive dish, a culinary testament of their journey from blazing Texas heat to blistering Vancouver cold.

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s09e17 / Season 9 Finale

1st Mar '12 - 3:00am
Season 9 Finale Summary

Season 9 comes to a close with the final chefs commandeering a Vancouver restaurant, where they must cook up a four-course meal for the judges and some surprise guests.

571 have watched this episode

s09e18 / Season 9 Reunion

8th Mar '12 - 3:00am
Season 9 Reunion Summary

Coming soon...

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