Season 3

Top Chef: Miami is the third season of American reality television series Top Chef and was filmed first in Miami, Florida, and concluded in Aspen, Colorado. The season premiered on Bravo on June 13, 2007 and ended on October 10, 2007. Padma Lakshmi returned with Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons and new judge Ted Allen, who will switch off with Simmons throughout the season. First season contestant Lee Anne Wong was brought in as a food consultant and assisted in planning the challenges. Production took place in April and May 2007 in Miami Beach, Florida, with 15 contestants living, and the production activity centered, at the historic Fontainebleau Hotel. The prize money awarded to the Top Chef was $100,000. As with Season 2, the winning recipe from each week's episode of Season 3 is featured on Bravo's Top Chef website and prepared by Season 1 contestant Lee Anne Wong in a web video called The Wong Way to Cook. Another former contestant, Season 2's Carlos Fernandez, is featured on a Yahoo!/Telemundo blog called Sabrosazon in which he presents recipes and writes about Season 3 in Spanish, as well as a Bravo blog called Miami Spice in which he presents recipes in English.

Season episodes list 3

S03E01

S03E01 : First Impressions 7.74/10 (aired on 06/13/2007)

Getting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new crop of fifteen chefs arrives…
S03E02

S03E02 : Sunny Delights (aired on 06/20/2007)

Tonight's theme is sunshine, and first the contestants must use a product of that sunshine, citrus.…
S03E03

S03E03 : Family Favorites (aired on 06/27/2007)

This week the remaining chefs must first catch fresh seafood, and then put a fresh twist on…
S03E04

S03E04 : Cooking by Numbers (aired on 07/11/2007)

The contestants mix it up with Bombay Sapphire mixologist Jamie Walker, and then ply their trade at…
S03E05

S03E05 : Latin Lunch (aired on 07/18/2007)

Timing is the theme for this round as the 11 remaining chefs are asked to be creative with a…
S03E06

S03E06 : Watch What Happens (aired on 07/25/2007)

In a special episode, Bravo's Andy Cohen sits down with past and current contestants to explore…
S03E07

S03E07 : Freezer Burn (aired on 08/01/2007)

The chef's taste buds are put to the test, and then they must "cook" for a frozen challenge. Rocco…
S03E08

S03E08 : Guilty Pleasures (aired on 08/08/2007)

This round's theme is guilty pleasures. First the chefs must work with Summer's guilty institution,…
S03E09

S03E09 : Restaurant Wars (aired on 08/15/2007)

The chefs are told that they must create the perfect burger. Then, they must create a new…
S03E10

S03E10 : Second Helping (aired on 08/22/2007)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian guest judges a relay race challenge. The chefs get another try at…
S03E11

S03E11 : Chef Overboard (aired on 09/05/2007)

Chef Michael Schwartz helps to judge challenges that involve a cruise ship buffet and creativity in…
S03E12

S03E12 : Snacks on a Plane (aired on 09/12/2007)

Jimmy Canora guests on an episode that takes to the skies when the chefs take on the dreaded plane…
S03E13

S03E13 : Manhattan Transfer (aired on 09/19/2007)

Sirio Maccione guest judges a QuickFire where the chefs must recreate one of his dishes, then they…
S03E14

S03E14 : Finale (1) (aired on 09/26/2007)

The remaining chefs make the move to Aspen, Colorado for the semifinal and the decision of who the…
S03E15

S03E15 : Finale (2) (aired on 10/03/2007)

The Top Chef is chosen.
S03E16

S03E16 : Reunion (aired on 10/10/2007)

The cast and contestants get together to reminisce about the season and answer questions.