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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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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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English

Release Date:

15 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Top Chef All-Stars See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Guest judges from season two: * Harold Dieterle * Hiroshi Shima * Ming Tsai * Stephen Bugarelli * Suzanne Goin * Michelle Bernstein * Anthony Bourdain * Raphael Lunetta * Kristen Woodward * Lee Hefter * Ted Allen * Mike Yakura * Eric Ripert * Alan Wong * Scott Conant * Wylie Dufresne * Hubert Keller * Roy Yamaguchi See more »

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Referenced in My Boys: Gourmets and Confused (2010) See more »

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Going downhill faster than a skier
5 January 2019 | by londasSee all my reviews

The first 3 series were fun to watch. After that, the producers struggled to make a series that didn´t create a yawn. I couldn´t get past the first 5 minutes. There seems to be a desperation in trying to attract an audience with their challenges, which are mundane. In there attempt to improve the contest, especially the recent first round with each team of three given minimal time for prep, then taking away the knives before putting a meal together in short time did nothing to stir my interest.


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