Top Chef, Season 7
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The 17 new cheftestants come face to face in the nation's capitol for the ultimate power play that will determine just who has the chops to become Top Chef. This season captures the varied tastes of Washington D.C. and features appearances by some of the town's top names including Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, White House chef Sam Kass, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois, Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, CIA Director Leon Panetta and NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie. The challenges featured will be some of the most creative and inventive yet: the chefs take over the concession stands at the Nationals stadium, go inside the CIA's closely guarded headquarters and literally receive out of this world direction on one challenge from a NASA astronaut orbiting Earth.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoHouse of Chef-presentatives||Bravos Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" returns for its seventh season bringing a dose of heated competition to the nation's capitol, Washington D.C. The 17 new chef'testants team up for their first elimination challenge in which they must create a dish that represents their own constituency, where they are from and what they represent. The chefs serve their dishes at the famous National Cherry Blossom festival in Washington D.C. Returning as host is Padma Lakshmi, and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. World-renowned chef Eric Ripert joins the series as a regular guest judge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoOutside the Lunch Box||In the second episode of "Top Chef D.C," the cheftestants support First Lady Michelle Obama's Lets Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. The chefs must take over the cafeteria at the local middle school and create healthy, kid-friendly meals spending only $2.68 per child, which is the reimbursement rate schools receive for each child who is eligible for free lunch through the National School Lunch Program. White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass serves as guest judge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoCapitol Grill||For the quickfire, the chefs must make a pie from scratch. For the elimination, the chefs prepare a classic picnic feast for Capitol Hill interns at Mount Vernon, the home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. While the chefs grill up some tasty dishes, the interns spread out their blankets and play croquet on the lawn. Jonathan Waxman, author and owner of New York Citys Barbuto restaurant, guest judges.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoRoom Service||For the quickfire challenge, the chefs must create baby food for Padma's newborn. For the elimination, the chefs are tested on their level of hospitality service. Hilton Hotels and Resorts enlists the chefs to create a dish that fits their guests' needs, global travelers who demand round the clock accessibility to good food that is healthy, affordable and sophisticated. The chefs must create a breakfast, lunch and dinner dish for a select focus group. In order to execute three services, chefs are paired into 7 teams of 2. The team with the dish that best meets Hilton requirements will be awarded with a Hilton vacation and a featured dish on Hilton menus across the country. Guest judging will be Beth Scott, Vice President of Restaurant Concepts at Hilton and Nora Pouillon, the nations first certified organic chef. Past chef'testants Bryan Voltaggio, Michael Isabella and Spike Mendelsohn make an appearance in the episode.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoFarm Policy||The cheftestants get crabby this week when the quickfire requires them to cook with mounds of D.C.'s most famous ingredient, the blue crab. For the elimination challenge, they go to a Virginian farm to cook with fresh ingredients. Patrick O'Connell, owner of The Inn at Little Washington, is guest judge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoCold War||The chefs battle it out in a culinary version of the Cold War. The cheftestants are divided into two groups and each team must create one cold entrée. Michelle Bernstein, James Beard award-winning chef, is guest judge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoPower Lunch||The cheftestants attempt to create culinary delights that can be speared with a toothpick and served at a Congressional party for the quickfire challenge. For elimination, they must prepare a power lunch at the city's elite Palm restaurant. Congressman Aaron Schock of Illinois serves as the guest quickfire judge, and Oprah Winfreys former personal chef Art Smith is the guest judge for the elimination. D.C. power players Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski and NBC White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie lend their taste buds in this episode.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoForeign Affairs||The chefs must cook exotic Ethiopian cuisine for the quickfire, and for the elimination are tasked with creating a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in D.C. Chefs, ambassadors and dignitaries representing each country join in the judging. Guest judging will be Marcus Samuelsson, owner of NYCs Aquavit restaurant, and Jose Andres, Spanish chef and host of public televisions "Made In Spain."||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoRestaurant Wars||The chefs are blindfolded in a classic cooking relay race for the elimination. hen it's Restaurant Wars time! The chefs are divided into two teams: donkeys versus elephants. The diners will taste each menu and "vote" for the team they want to win. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi serves as the guest judge for the quickfire, and New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni serves as guest judge for the famed Restaurant Wars challenge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|10||Closed CaptioningVideoCovert Cuisine||For the quickfire, the chefs must guess the ingredients inside a mystery box. For the elimination, the chefs must transform a well-known dish into something entirely new, cooking for none other than CIA Director Leon Panetta, who knows a thing or two about taking on a new identity. The chefs serve CIA Director Panetta and his closest allies in his private dining room inside the agency's closely guarded headquarters. Wylie Dufrense, owner of WD-50 in New York City, is the guest judge.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|11||Closed CaptioningVideoMaking Concessions||The six remaining chefs take over two concession stands at Nationals Park in D.C., creating game snacks for the die-hard fans of the Washington Nationals major league baseball team. But ballparks aren't just serving hotdogs and peanuts any more, adding a variety of tasty and higher-end creations to the menu. Master seafood chef Rick Moonen serves as guest judge and Washington Nationals players Adam Dunn, Matt Capps and John Lannon make guest appearances.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|12||Closed CaptioningVideoGastro-nauts||The competition blasts off this week as an astronaut orbiting Earth blinks onto a large screen, instructing the chefs on this week's elimination challenge -- to come up with space food creations that do not taste like moon rocks. The winner will have their dish served in space! Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, and the well-traveled Anthony Bourdain serve as guest judges, with Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin making a very special guest appearance.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|13||Closed CaptioningVideoFinale, Pt. 1||The final chef'testants head to Singapore in the first-ever Internationally-based Top Chef finale to compete in the penultimate challenge that will determine who makes it to the final round and who will take home the title of "Top Chef."||55:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|14||Closed CaptioningVideoFinale, Pt. 2||The final three chefs battle it out to cook the best meal of their lives and earn the prestigious title of Bravo's "Top Chef" in the final episode of "Top Chef: D.C."||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|15||Closed CaptioningVideoReunion Special||The drama is served piping hot on Bravo's "Top Chef: D.C. Reunion" as "Watch What Happens" host Andy Cohen chats up season seven's chef'testants along with host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio and judges Gail Simmons and Eric Ripert. The cheftestants will answer viewers' questions and dish on season seven's good, bad and overcooked.||44:04||$1.99||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoBest Moments||Relive some of the best moments from previous seasons with highlights of harsh judge comments, chefs going crazy in the stew room, favorite lines, and of course bloopers!||19:21||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoTop Chef Kitchen||See how the Top Chef D.C. kitchen is built and decorated in only 2 1/2 weeks! The crew takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour from putting up 2x4s to installing the stoves to the little finishing touches that make it the Top Chef kitchen.||8:21||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoChallenge Creation||How do the producers of Top Chef come up with all the Challenges in the show? Find out in this behind-the-scenes video that takes you through the entire process from brainstorming the idea to the final execution (and all the hiccups in between!).||8:23||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoFood In the Kitchen||What is the most used ingredient in the Top Chef kitchen? Find out in this behind-the-scenes video that shows you how much food goes into the food pantry, how the culinary team prepares for challenges and of course see the famous food porn!||6:49||Season Only||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoSingapore Food Tour||In this exclusive video, K.F. Seetoh, Singapore's resident "Street Food Guru" (and Top Chef Episode 713 guest judge) takes you on a tour of Singapore's hawker centers to sample the best of Singapore's street food.||7:09||Season Only||View in iTunes|
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I don't know how they are going to top last season (or if they can- reasonably I have no expectations of it) BUT, I'm excited to see what they come up with! I love this show. As someone who loves to cook but is very much just a home cook, I've learned a lot from this show and gotten even more inspiration. My brother and I try to watch each episode together if possible and bet on the over under. We love to cook together and Top Chef introduced us to the concept of cooking sous vide. My brother, who is an aerospace engineer, improvised a cheap home sous vide system that works beautifully. You have never had salmon like that. Also, be sure to check out recipes from past episodes on the Top Chef site. Some of the best meals we've made for the family have been based on those recipes.
Since they'll be filming in DC and several previous Top Chef contestants live and work nearby I'm wondering if there will be any surprise appearances by Spike or Bryan Voltaggio.... DC is a great up and coming town for restaurants.
June 16th!!!! I can not wait to watch what happens!
I love the shows very much all 6 of them now the 7th one can't wait to see them keep on doing the top chef thing ..I'm from new Orleans as a Cajun/creole cook know the true new Orleans way cooking Cajun out!!!! Talk soon thanks you
AWSOME. I love top chef
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- Released: Jun 16, 2010
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