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The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series returns for a new season in Portland, Oregon, with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. For the first time ever, they will be joined by a rotating judging and dining panel of "Top Chef" all-star winners, finalists and favorites, including Richard Blais, Carrie Baird, Nina Compton, Tiffany Derry, Gregory Gourdet, Melissa King, Kristen Kish, Edward Lee, Kwame Onwuachi, Amar Santana, Dale Talde and Brooke Williamson. Season 18 also features appearances by José Andrés, Massimo Bottura, Gabriel Rucker and Alice Waters, plus "Portlandia" stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

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The Emmy and James Beard Award-winning culinary competition series returns for a new season in Portland, Oregon, with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. For the first time ever, they will be joined by a rotating judging and dining panel of "Top Chef" all-star winners, finalists and favorites, including Richard Blais, Carrie Baird, Nina Compton, Tiffany Derry, Gregory Gourdet, Melissa King, Kristen Kish, Edward Lee, Kwame Onwuachi, Amar Santana, Dale Talde and Brooke Williamson. Season 18 also features appearances by José Andrés, Massimo Bottura, Gabriel Rucker and Alice Waters, plus "Portlandia" stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.

    • EPISODE 1

    First Impressions

    "Top Chef" is back with 15 of the country's best chefs ready to compete in Portland, Oregon.  For their first Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants are immediately thrown into teams and tasked with combining their favorite ingredients together in one cohesive dish for Padma and Portland local Gregory Gourdet.  For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs will try not to "quack" under pressure as they're asked to create a dish featuring one of Portland's iconic local birds.  Their dishes will be served in a blind tasting for the judges and the new dining panel of "Top Chef" all-star winners, finalists and favorites.  Season 17 winner Melissa King joins Padma, Tom and Gail at the judges' table to help decide who will be the first chef to pack their knives and go.

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    • 55 Minutes

    "Top Chef" is back with 15 of the country's best chefs ready to compete in Portland, Oregon.  For their first Quickfire Challenge, the cheftestants are immediately thrown into teams and tasked with combining their favorite ingredients together in one cohesive dish for Padma and Portland local Gregory Gourdet.  For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs will try not to "quack" under pressure as they're asked to create a dish featuring one of Portland's iconic local birds.  Their dishes will be served in a blind tasting for the judges and the new dining panel of "Top Chef" all-star winners, finalists and favorites.  Season 17 winner Melissa King joins Padma, Tom and Gail at the judges' table to help decide who will be the first chef to pack their knives and go.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Trouble Brewing

    The Chefs are in for a rude awakening when they enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs - Amar Santana, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde, Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Baird and Richard Blais.  In this Quickfire the chefs will have just 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The Chefs are in for a rude awakening when they enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs - Amar Santana, Melissa King, Kwame Onwuachi, Dale Talde, Gregory Gourdet, Carrie Baird and Richard Blais.  In this Quickfire the chefs will have just 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Pan African Portland

    The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert.  Carrie Baird joins Padma to pick the winner, who will get their dish turned into a Talenti gelato to be sold nationwide.

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    • 44 Minutes

    The pressure is laid on the chefs in the Quickfire Challenge as they are tasked to make a layered dessert.  Carrie Baird joins Padma to pick the winner, who will get their dish turned into a Talenti gelato to be sold nationwide.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Thrown for a Loop

    For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell's Soup for Padma and guest judge Dale Talde.

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    • 44 Minutes

    For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs must create a dish featuring Campbell's Soup for Padma and guest judge Dale Talde.

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    • 44 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Meet You At the Drive-In

    Amar Santana joins Padma for this week's Quickfire Challenge honoring Mother's Day and one of Portland's nicknames "City of Roses."  The chefs are tasked to create a dish featuring roses or rose products inspired by the mother figure in their lives.

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    • 55 Minutes

    Amar Santana joins Padma for this week's Quickfire Challenge honoring Mother's Day and one of Portland's nicknames "City of Roses."  The chefs are tasked to create a dish featuring roses or rose products inspired by the mother figure in their lives.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 55 Minutes
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