Season 10

Top Chef: Seattle was the tenth season of the American reality television series Top Chef, which aired on Bravo. The season was announced on September 19, 2012, and premiered on November 7, 2012. The competition was initially filmed in Seattle, Washington before moving to Juneau, Alaska for 3 episodes, and then concluding in Los Angeles, California. 21 new contestants and 3 Top Chef veterans were selected to compete for the title of "Top Chef" and the $125,000 grand prize. Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, the web series introduced in the previous season which puts the eliminated contestants against each other in head-to-head challenges to battle for a chance to re-enter the main competition, also returned. The winner continued to compete in the season finale. In addition, viewers could vote each week for chefs eliminated from the Last Chance Kitchen to move on in the "Save a Chef" competition. The winner of the final vote was "saved", and earned a spot in the final round of the Last Chance Kitchen.

Season episodes list 10


S10E01 : The Ultimate Chef Test 7.55/10 (aired on 11/07/2012)

Season 10 opens with 21 chefs battling for culinary honors in Seattle.

S10E02 : A Shock at the Space Needle 7.29/10 (aired on 11/14/2012)

The Seattle-based contest heats up with a game-changing surprise twist. Guest judge: Tom Douglas.

S10E03 : Tom vs. Emeril: Turkeypocalypse 7.4/10 (aired on 11/21/2012)

The foodies serve up assorted dumplings featuring various global tastes. Then, it's a battle…

S10E04 : 50's Food Flashback 6.9/10 (aired on 11/28/2012)

The chefs must work with two slabs of beef. Later, they reinvent a 1950s menu and serve up classic…

S10E05 : Pike Place Pickle (aired on 12/05/2012)

The chefs' culinary skills are tested at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Included: They must please…

S10E07 : Foiled Again (aired on 12/19/2012)

An entire pantry wrapped in aluminum foil tests the chefs. Also: head-to-head battles. Former…

S10E08 : Jalapeño Business (aired on 12/26/2012)

The foodies harvest oysters and then prepare them for judge Emeril Lagasse. Later, they serve up…

S10E09 : Past Suppers (aired on 01/02/2013)

The contestants' knife skills are put to the test. Later, memorable moments in "Top Chef" history…

S10E10 : Battle Before the War (aired on 01/09/2013)

The foodies set out to impress celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Then, the sweeping and traditional…

S10E11 : Restaurant Wars (aired on 01/16/2013)

The men square off against the women in the all-encompassing "Restaurant Wars" challenge. Here,…

S10E12 : Wolfgang Clucks (aired on 01/23/2013)

Sushi dishes test the chefs. Later, they prepare a fried-chicken dinner for a table of culinary…

S10E13 : Chefs at Sea (aired on 01/30/2013)

The chefs set sail for Alaska on a cruise ship, where they must transform iceberg lettuce into a…

S10E14 : Kings of Alaska (aired on 02/06/2013)

The foodies dock in Juneau, Alaska, and must prove their culinary worth with a local delicacy, king…

S10E15 : Glacial Gourmand (aired on 02/13/2013)

Adventure awaits the chefs in a glacial-theme test. Later, a meal prepared by Emeril Lagasse and…

S10E16 : Finale (1) (aired on 02/20/2013)

Part 1 of the two-part Season 10 finale features the remaining chefs showcasing their culinary…

S10E17 : Finale (2) (aired on 02/27/2013)

The "Top Chef" winner is crowned in the conclusion of the two-part Season 10 finale.