December 12, 2012 09:48 PM by Veronica Dudo
It’s holiday time in the Top Chef kitchen and the cheftestants are tasked with cooking dishes based on their heritages. Celebrities Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have a homecoming party the chefs cater on Top Chef: Seattle. Keep reading to find out who stays and who goes on the Bravo reality TV show!
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series that is sure to have lots of drama! The winning chef will receive $125,000 furnished by Healthy Choice, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and will earn the title of “Top Chef.”
The competition is heating up as the contestants put their culinary skills to the test. It takes a mix of personality, knowledge and skills to win the coveted title of Top Chef and everyone is eyeing it up! Marilyn Hagerty joins Padma Lakshmi for the Quickfire Challenge.
The contestants are Lizzie Binder from Napa; Micah Fields from Los Angeles; John Tesar from Dallas; Joshua Valentine from Oklahoma City; Kristen Kish from Boston; Eliza Gavin from Telluride; Brooke Williamson from Los Angeles; Danyele McPherson from Dallas; Sheldon Simeon from Hawaii; Josie Smith-Malave from Miami; Stefan Richter from Finland; and Bart Vandaele from Washington D.C.
This week, the chefs must cook up dishes based on their family lineage but there’s a twist. All of the chefs share one knife! In the end, Brooke wins for her cheese covered apple pie.
In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs cook dishes for Hollywood couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. The cheftestants cater their homecoming party for friends and family. The prize this week is a Toyota Prius. Gail Simmons and guest judge Rick Moonen join head judge Tom Colicchio and Padma to sample the dishes.
At the judges table, Brooke is selected as the winner for her squid and lamb dish. She wins the Toyota Pruis! The chefs in the bottom are Danyele, Eliza, Joshua and Micah. In the end, the judges eliminate Eliza Gavin.
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