|Top Chef: Just Desserts|
|No. of contestants||14|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Original release||August 24 –|
October 26, 2011
The second season of Top Chef: Just Desserts was broadcast on Bravo. It featured 14 pastry chefs fighting to win the title of Top Chef.
Names and hometowns below are from the Bravo website.In the order eliminated:
|Lina Biancamano||37||Fort Worth, Texas||Phoenix, Arizona||Episode 1||14|
|Vanarin Kuch||26||Houston, Texas||Houston, Texas||Episode 2||13|
|Nelson Paz||33||Boston, Massachusetts||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Episode 3||12|
|Craig Poirier||25||Las Vegas, Nevada||Derry, New Hampshire||Episode 4||11-10|
|Melissa Camacho||30||New York, New York||Port-au-Prince, Haiti|
|Amanda Rockman||29||Chicago, Illinois||Katy, Texas||Episode 5||9|
|Rebecca Masson||39||Houston, Texas||Laramie, Wyoming||Episode 6||8|
|Megan Ketover||31||Cincinnati, Ohio||Cincinnati, Ohio||Episode 7||7|
|Katzie Guy-Hamilton||24||New York, New York||Worcester, Massachusetts||6|
|Carlos Enriquez||33||Las Vegas, Nevada||Los Angeles, California||Episode 8||5|
|Orlando Santos||32||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands||Episode 9||4|
|Matthew Petersen||32||Arlington, Virginia||Dublin, Pennsylvania||Episode 10||3-2(Runner-up and Fan Favorite)|
|Sally Camacho||31||Los Angeles, California||Los Angeles, California||3-2(Runner-up)|
|Chris Hanmer||33||Las Vegas, Nevada||Costa Mesa, California)||1 (Winner)|
|Matthew||Craig||None 1||Sally||Sally||Carlos 1||Carlos 1||None 1||None|
|Matthew||WIN||WIN||IN (-)||HIGH||IN (-)||WIN||LOW||WIN||LOW|
^Note 1 : The chefs did not receive immunity by winning the quickfire challenge.
^Note 2 : Megan was eliminated by placing last in the Quickfire Challenge.
Each episode includes two challenges. The Quickfire Challenge is a short, simple challenge with a varying reward each week; in the initial episodes of the season, it usually guarantees the winner immunity from being sent home that week; however, in the latter stages, the Quickfire winner is given an advantage in the upcoming Elimination Challenge. It also has been made clear that Quickfire winners this season may receive other rewards, including cash prizes. The Elimination Challenge is a more complex challenge that determines who goes home. One or more judges join the show each week to evaluate both the Quickfire and Elimination challenges. Each week's elimination is announced in a segment called "Judges' Table."
Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Nelson, Orlando, Sally & Rebecca
Hansel and Gretel: Melissa, Lina & Vanarin
Jack and the Beanstalk: Craig, Katzie & Megan
Little Red Riding Hood: Amanda, Carlos, Chris & Matthew
Black Team: Orlando, Nelson, Craig
Green Team: Carlos, Sally, Rebecca
Blue Team: Amanda, Katzie, Vanarin
Red Team: Matthew, Chris, Megan, Melissa
Blue team: Carlos, Sally, Amanda
Orange team: Matthew, Chris, Orlando
Green team: Rebecca, Katzie, Megan
Blue Team: Orlando, Carlos, Sally
Red Team: Chris, Matthew, Katzie
Chris (sous chefs Rebecca and Amanda)
Display piece: Chocolate with blown sugar flowers
Entremet cake: Chocolate mousse, vanilla cremeux and raspberry jam
Savory bread: Brioche with bacon maple butter
Bonbons: Coffee infused ganache with caramel
Plated dessert: Butter almond cake, banana caramel and banana tuile, banana ice cream and mango passion fruit sauce
Matthew (sous chefs Megan and Carlos)
Display piece: Red blown sugar
Entremet cake: Hazelnut Dacquois, passion fruit gelee, milk jam and whipped java cream
Savory bread: Focaccia with olive oil, fresh thyme and salt
Bonbons: Key lime ganache and speculoos
Plated dessert: Dark chocolate flourless cake, raspberry mousse, pecan streusel and milk ice cream
Sally (sous chefs Vanarin and Orlando)
Display piece: Chocolate with orange chocolate flowers
Entremet cake: Chocolate mousee, mango vanilla cream, caramel cremeux and almond petit fours
Savory bread: Parker house roll with bacon, onions and gruyere cheese
Bonbons: Salted caramel milk chocolate
Plated dessert: White chocolate espresso mousse, chocolate cremeux, cashew nougatine and white chocolate ice cream
|1||August 24, 2011||Showpiece||1.127|
|2||August 31, 2011||Sweet Symphony||1.098|
|3||September 7, 2011||Villa Rosa||1.065|
|4||September 14, 2011||Pure Imagination||1.076|
|5||September 21, 2011||Make A Splash||0.942|
|6||September 28, 2011||Sabotage||0.988|
|7||October 5, 2011||Death By Chocolate||0.981|
|8||October 12, 2011||Step Right Up||0.961|
|9||October 19, 2011||Dessert in Disguise||1.033|
|10||October 26, 2011||Finale||1.243|
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