It was great to have Top Chef back last week. It’s by far the best reality competition show on TV and this season of All-Stars is taking it to a new level.
When: Thursday - 10pm ET
Where to watch: Bravo
What you need to know: Last week Joe went home after he dropped the ball in two straight challenges. He was saved by the rest of his team after his overly ambitious pasta missed the mark in the Quick Fire. Unfortunately, he couldn’t be saved later as his sub-par seafood flat bread got him eliminated.
Lee Anne was also near the bottom in both of the challenges so she is going to need a big rebound to fight her way back from the bottom of the pack.
On the flip side, Greg showed why he is one of the chefs to beat this season. He won the first elimination challenge and going by the reaction of the judges, it wasn’t particularly close.
Top Chef All-Stars Contestants
|Eric Adjepong||Washington, DC||Season 16|
|Karen Akunowicz||Boston, Massachusetts||Season 13|
|Jennifer Carroll||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Washington, DC||Season 6, 8, 15|
|Stephanie Cmar||Boston, Massachusetts||Season 10, 11|
|Lisa Fernandes||Brooklyn, New York||Season 4|
|Kevin Gillespie||Atlanta, Georgia||Season 6|
|Gregory Gourdet||Portland, Oregon||Season 12|
|Melissa King||San Francisco, California||Season 12|
|Jamie Lynch||Charlotte, North Carolina||Season 14|
|Brian Malarkey||San Diego, California||Season 3|
|Nini Nguyen||New York, New York||Season 16|
|Angelo Sosa||San Diego, California||Season 7, 8|
|Bryan Voltaggio||Frederick, Maryland||Season 6|
|Lee Anne Wong||Maui, Hawaii||Season 1, 15|
The chefs were thrown right back into a challenge at the end of last week’s episode. Judging from the premier and the “this season on” montage at the end of the episode, this season looks like it will be a whirlwind for both the contestants and the viewers.
Most of us watch the show for the cooking. The off-shift household interactions can be fun but at the end of the day, this is about watching some of the most talented chefs in America do what they do best - so the more TV time spent on the challenges, the better.