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Top Chef 

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A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are a judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tom Colicchio ...  Himself - Head Judge / ... 196 episodes, 2006-2018
Padma Lakshmi ...  Herself - Host / ... 189 episodes, 2006-2018
Gail Simmons ...  Herself - Judge / ... 133 episodes, 2006-2018
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A reality competition show in which chefs compete against one another in culinary challenges and are a judged by a panel of food and wine experts, with one or more contestants eliminated each episode.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Top Chef All-Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Guest Judges from season one: * Hubert Keller * Elizabeth Falkner * Laurent Manrique * Jefferson Hill * Mike Yakura * Ted Allen * Jeffrey Chodorow * Marcy Blum * Greg Cole * Lissa Doumani * Philippe Jeanty * Douglas Keane * Keith Luce * James McDevitt * Cindy Pawlcyn * Victor Scargle * Hiro Sone * John Shafer * Lee Anne Wong * Miguel Morales * Stephen Asprinio * Performers from Cirque Du Soleil's * Lorraine Bracco See more »

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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.15 (2015) See more »

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Padma is a little too too so just tolerate her. The first episode of Season 16 with the Kentucky Derby theme (filmed around November?) - looked like they rounded up all the homeless in Louisville, put suits and dumb hats on them, fed them, and handed 'em 5 bucks on the way out. Are people in Kentucky that odd? The "local" contestant seems to be....


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