Top Chef: Season 18 (2021)


Season 18
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Air date: Apr 1, 2021

Top Chef is back with 15 of the best chefs ready to compete in Portland, Oregon. For the first Quickfire, the cheftestants are tasked with combining their favorite ingredients. For their Elimination, the chefs try not to "quack" under pressure.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2021

The Chefs enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs. In this Quickfire the chefs will have just 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast. For their Elimination Challenge, Amar Santana and Dale Talde join the judges' table.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2021

Gregory Gourdet and Kwame Onwuachi take the chefs on a tour of restaurants in Portland that feature food from the African diaspora. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must make dishes inspired by their tour for the judging and dining panel.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2021

For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs create a dish featuring Campbell's Soup. Then, the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they'll be picking their fruit right off of the trees in the heart of Oregon's Fruit Loop.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2021

Amar Santana joins Padma for the Quickfire Challenge honoring Mother's Day. Then, the chefs will go head-to-head at the first-ever Top Chef Drive-In. Not only will they have to impress Richard Blais, but they will also need to win over the diners.

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Air date: May 6, 2021

The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest with their prep tables replaced by stumps for this week?s Quickfire Challenge. Then, the cheftestants create a surf and turf dish for members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla.

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Air date: May 13, 2021

In an emotional Elimination Challenge Chef José Andrés recruits the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, tasking the chefs with delivering over 500 meals to frontline workers at 3 local hospitals in Portland.

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Air date: May 20, 2021

The eight remaining chefs split into teams and are tasked with creating a Chef's Table restaurant concept, where they must serve a seven-course, high-end tasting menu to the judges and all-star panel.

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Air date: May 27, 2021

For this week's Quickfire Challenge, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from the hit comedy series "Portlandia" task the chefs with creating a dish using hipster ingredients using only old vintage appliances and equipment. For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs must develop and create a recipe fit for the home cook, and are surprised when unexpected guests show up to test their recipes.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2021

Ed Lee enters the kitchen and tells the chefs they will be competing tournament style; the chefs duke it out at the Portland Japanese Gardens, where they must create dishes featuring various textures of tofu.

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Tv Season Info

This season, a new batch of 15 extremely talented Executive Chefs and restaurant owners, representing a cross section of kitchens and food around the country, vie for the coveted title bringing their unique skillsets, diversity of cuisines and gamut of flavors. With Portland as a picturesque backdrop and culinary inspiration, the chefs compete in a variety of challenges including celebrating PDX's Pan-African cuisine to feeding hundreds of frontline workers and crabbing on the Oregon Coast in a tribute to culinary icon and Oregonian James Beard.

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  • Jun 03, 2021
    Great competition. Always high quality production.

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