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Top Chef: Masters

Season 1 2009

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  • 2009-06-11T02:00:00Z on Bravo
  • 42m
  • 7h 19m (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
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The first season of the American reality competition show Top Chef Masters was broadcast on Bravo. It is a spin-off of Bravo's hit show Top Chef. In the first season, 24 world-renowned chefs competed against each other in weekly challenges. The program took place in Los Angeles. In the season finale that premiered on August 19, 2009, Rick Bayless was crowned Top Chef Master.
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10 episodes

Series Premiere

2009-06-11T02:00:00Z

1x01 Masters Get Schooled

1x01 Masters Get Schooled

  • Series Premiere

    2009-06-11T02:00:00Z44m

In the premiere episode of "Top Chef Masters," Hubert Keller (Fleur de Lys), Christopher Lee (Aureole), Michael Schlow (Radius Restaurant), and Tim Love (The Lonesome Dove Western Bistro) are the first four chefs to draw knives and kick off a whole new level of culinary competition. The Master chefs are tasked with cooking dessert for a tough crowd of judges, Girl Scouts, and in the elimination challenge the acclaimed chefs must cook a three course meal in a college dorm room.

2009-06-18T02:00:00Z

1x02 The Lost Supper

1x02 The Lost Supper

  • 2009-06-18T02:00:00Z44m

Top Chef season two's "Less is More" influences tonight's quickfire challenge, but there won't be any Cheetos in melted chocolate bars tonight as the next four chefs are asked to create an elegant amuse-bouche from vending machine fare. Then it's on to the elimination challenge where the show Lost acts the muse.

2009-06-25T02:00:00Z

1x03 Offal Tasty

1x03 Offal Tasty

  • 2009-06-25T02:00:00Z44m

Tonight's quickfire challenge for the next group of four chefs comes from season four's "Seven", asking them to make a dish using color. Then they must sell upmarket street food using offal as the base ingredients.

2009-07-09T02:00:00Z

1x04 Magic Chef

1x04 Magic Chef

  • 2009-07-09T02:00:00Z43m

In the Quickfire, the four chefs take a page from season three's special "4 Star All Stars" when they find themselves manually challenged when they must cook an egg with one hand tied behind their backs- literally! Then it's on to a magically themed Elimination with Neil Patrick Harris as guest judge.

2009-07-16T02:00:00Z

1x05 Miniaturize Me

1x05 Miniaturize Me

  • 2009-07-16T02:00:00Z44m

The chefs are challenged to turn classic junk food items into fine-dining cuisine. The cast of Flipping Out are the diners for this challenge. Then, the chefs are challenged to create a mini 3-course "meal" for 100 people, without any help whatsoever. The meal must be based on an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert.

2009-07-23T02:00:00Z

1x06 Trick in a Box

1x06 Trick in a Box

  • 2009-07-23T02:00:00Z44m

The chefs are challenged to create a dish using items found in only one aisle of the grocery store, Whole Foods, with each chef drawing knives to determine their aisle. However, they only have a budget of $20. The diners for this challenge are workers at Whole Foods. Then, the chefs are challenged to make a meal using ingredients one of their fellow chefs have chosen for them with each chef drawing knives to see who they get paired with.

2009-07-30T02:00:00Z

1x07 Champions Round Begins

1x07 Champions Round Begins

  • 2009-07-30T02:00:00Z44m

The top six chefs get a surprise as they prepare to cook their signature dishes.

2009-08-06T02:00:00Z

1x08 Dietary Restrictions

1x08 Dietary Restrictions

  • 2009-08-06T02:00:00Z44m

The five remaining chefs engage in a battle of burgers; guests actress Zooey Deschanel and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock.

2009-08-13T02:00:00Z

1x09 Masters of Disaster

1x09 Masters of Disaster

  • 2009-08-13T02:00:00Z44m

The four remaining chefs are challenge to identify ingredients blindfolded. Afterward, the chefs will be tested on their leadership talents and teaching skills when they cater an event.

2009-08-20T02:00:00Z

1x10 Top Chef Master

1x10 Top Chef Master

  • 2009-08-20T02:00:00Z44m
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