"Mano a Mano"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 15, two chefs are suprised by an eary morning hot air balloon ride over the city of San Miguel de Allende, and a winner is chosen.

"Holy Escamole!"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 14, the remaining three chefs take a surprise visit to a lush, organic farm on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

"Getting Prickly in Mexico"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 13, the three finalists head to Mexico to find out which eliminated chef will rejoin the competition, then they compete in a Quickfire Challenge.

"The Final Battle of Bean Town"

Top Chef Season 12 Episode 12 centers on the final QuickFire challenge in Boston. In it, the contestants are tasked with creative an innovative bean dish.

"Sous Your Daddy!"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 11, the contestant received surprise visits from various family members. Their arrival through the chefs for a big loop.

"For Julia & Jaques"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 10, the chefs make dishes with ingredients found in college dorm rooms and then Jacques Pepin wants the contestants to prepare French dishes inspired by Julia Child.

"Big Sausage"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 9, the contestants are paid a special visit by star tight end Rob Gronkowski. They must also cook meals that are inspired by a literary work from a famous New England author.

"Clean Up in Aisle 2!"

Top Chef Season 12 Episode 8 features another Sudden Death Quickfire. This one involves the contestants cooking chower for a leading authority on the soup.

"Restaurant Wars"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 7, the contestants are split into two teams. And, in Restaurant Wars tradition, they are given one day to open their own pop-up restaurants in this iconic Top Chef challenge.

"The First Thanksgiving"

On Top Chef Season 12 Episode 6, the contestans create dishes using the cranberry in a task that takes them to a countryside cranberry bog. That's helpful!

Top Chef Quotes

I squashed my balls on Season 5 and that is not going to happen.

Fabio

I'm like an underdog, like an Italian dog, a good one.

Fabio