Top Chef Duels

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Top Chef Duels
Top Chef Duels logo.png
Genre
Presented by Curtis Stone
Judges
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
  • Dan Cutforth
  • Jane Lipsitz
Camera setup Multiple
Running time42 minutes
Production companies
  • Magical Elves
Release
Original network Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 6 (2014-08-06) 
October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)
External links
Website

Top Chef Duels is an American reality competition series which premiered on August 6, 2014, on Bravo. [1] The culinary show is one of the several spin-off series of the popular cooking competition show Top Chef aired on the same network. [2] Announced in January 2014 as Top Chef Extreme, [3] the series features eighteen contestants who have previously competed in Top Chef and Top Chef Masters . [1] During each episode, two of the contestants face each other in various culinary tasks. The winner is picked at the end of an episode to compete in the championship finale. The series is hosted by Curtis Stone. Besides hosting, Stone is also a judge together with Gail Simmons, while Wolfgang Puck, Hugh Acheson and other celebrity guest judges make numerous appearances throughout the series. [1]

Contents

CJ Jacobson won the series and was awarded $100,000, and an opportunity to appear on the Food & Wine magazine. [4]

Episodes

Winners are listed in bold
No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Richard Blais vs. Marcel Vigneron"August 6, 2014 (2014-08-06)
Richard Blais ( Top Chef: Chicago runner-up and Top Chef: All-Stars winner) vs. Marcel Vigneron ( Top Chef: Los Angeles runner-up)
2"Shirley Chung vs. Brooke Williamson"August 13, 2014 (2014-08-13)
Shirley Chung ( Top Chef: New Orleans finalist) vs. Brooke Williamson ( Top Chef: Seattle runner-up)
3"Mike Isabella vs. Antonia Lofaso"August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)
Mike Isabella ( Top Chef: All-Stars runner-up) vs. Antonia Lofaso ( Top Chef: Chicago finalist)
4"CJ Jacobson vs. Stefan Richter"August 27, 2014 (2014-08-27)
CJ Jacobson ( Top Chef: Miami contestant) vs. Stefan Richter ( Top Chef: New York runner-up)
5"David Burke vs. Takashi Yagihashi"September 3, 2014 (2014-09-03)
David Burke (Top Chef Masters season 5 contestant) vs. Takashi Yagihashi (Top Chef Masters season 4 contestant)
6"Dale Talde vs. Tiffani Faison"September 10, 2014 (2014-09-10)
Tiffani Faison ( Top Chef: San Francisco runner-up) vs. Dale Talde ( Top Chef: Chicago and Top Chef: All-Stars contestant)
7"Jen Carroll vs. Nyesha Arrington"September 17, 2014 (2014-09-17)
Nyesha Arrington ( Top Chef: Texas contestant) vs. Jen Carroll ( Top Chef: Las Vegas finalist)
8"Stephanie Izard vs. Kristen Kish"September 24, 2014 (2014-09-24)
Stephanie Izard ( Top Chef: Chicago winner) vs. Kristen Kish ( Top Chef: Seattle winner)
9"Art Smith vs. Kevin Gillespie"October 1, 2014 (2014-10-01)
Kevin Gillespie ( Top Chef: Las Vegas fan favorite) vs. Art Smith (Top Chef Masters season 1 contestant)
10"Finale"October 8, 2014 (2014-10-08)

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