Season 11

Top Chef: New Orleans is the upcoming eleventh season of the American reality television series Top Chef. The season was announced on May 10, 2013. Filming took place from early May through late July. The season will premiere on October 2, 2013. On May 13, 2013, it was announced that state and local tourism offices would pay a total of $375,000 to sponsor the upcoming season. The state's contribution came from a recovery fund established by BP after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. In addition to the return of the Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, Bravo launched a new web series called Padma's Picks. Debuting on August 14, 2013, the competition, presided over by host Padma Lakshmi, featured ten New Orleans chefs competing for the chance to join the official lineup of contestants and represent the city.

Season episodes list 11

S11E01

S11E01 : Soiree In The Swamp (aired on 10/02/2013)

Season 11 opens with chefs battling for culinary honors in New Orleans. Here, the foodies must cook…
S11E02

S11E02 : Rebuilding New Orleans (aired on 10/09/2013)

The chefs prepare gumbo and try to please the palate of New Orleans chef Leah Chase. Later, they…
S11E03

S11E03 : Commander's Palace (aired on 10/16/2013)

The chefs reinvent items on a worst food-trends list. Later, they must replicate dishes from a…
S11E04

S11E04 : Captain Vietnam (aired on 10/23/2013)

The chefs learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture and customs, then serve up a multicourse…
S11E05

S11E05 : Lea Michele's Halloween Bash (aired on 10/30/2013)

There are culinary tricks and treats when the chefs must cater a Halloween party for actress Lea…
S11E06

S11E06 : Campfires, Cream Cheese, and Countryside (aired on 11/06/2013)

The foodies create dishes from the creole tomato. They must then impress cooks at chef John Besh's…
S11E07

S11E07 : Jazz Hands (aired on 11/13/2013)

The chefs participate in a culinary version of musical chairs. Later, they prepare dishes for…
S11E08

S11E08 : Piggin' Out (aired on 11/20/2013)

The chefs must whip up hot sauce for musician Dr. John. The focus is then pork when they cook up a…
S11E09

S11E09 : Restaurant Wars (aired on 12/04/2013)

The "Restaurant Wars" challenge tasks the chefs to create pop-up eateries. The judges' panel…
S11E10

S11E10 : Like Mama Made (aired on 12/11/2013)

The foodies create dishes that remind them of home. Appearing: actor Anthony Mackie and chef Leah…
S11E11

S11E11 : Giving It the College Try (aired on 12/18/2013)

Musician Questlove samples various poultry drumsticks. Later, the chefs serve up food fare to…
S11E12

S11E12 : Mississippi Mud Bugs 6.35/10 (aired on 01/01/2014)

The chefs serve up étouffée, then honor local cuisine by preparing two types of seafood. Chef John…
S11E13

S11E13 : Oui Si a Challenge (aired on 01/08/2014)

Culinary figure Jacques Pepin arrives to test the chefs' techniques based on one of his favorite…
S11E14

S11E14 : Po Boy Smackdown (aired on 01/15/2014)

The chefs create po' boys, then are tasked to prepare their personal culinary visions on a plate.…
S11E15

S11E15 : Leaving New Orleans (aired on 01/22/2014)

The chefs battle for a new car in tests presented by Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Later, the…
S11E16

S11E16 : Maui Wowie 7/10 (aired on 01/29/2014)

The remaining chefs land in Hawaii, where they prepare food fare featuring Spam. Also: a double…
S11E17

S11E17 : Finale (aired on 02/05/2014)

In the Season 11 finale, the remaining two chefs open pop-up restaurants, after which the winner is…