Have you ever wondered what happens to the "cheftestants" after their time in the "Top Chef" kitchen is done? This series follows some of the show's most-popular former contestants as they reach milestones in their personal lives and culinary careers, including opening new restaurants, expanding franchises and establishing themselves as leaders in the culinary world. Among the chefs featured are "Top Chef All-Stars" winner Richard Blais, who struggles between his kitchen ambitions and being at home for his family, and fan favorite Fabio Viviani, who hopes to build an empire and become the "male Martha Stewart", this is Life After Top Chef.

Life After Top Chef - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-10-03

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Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which premiered on March 8, 2006, on Bravo. The show features chefs competing against each other in various culinary challenges. They are judged by a panel of professional chefs and other notables from the food and wine industry with one or more contestants eliminated in each episode. The show is produced by Magical Elves Productions, the same company that created Project Runway. The show has spawned multiple spinoff series, including Top Chef Masters, featuring established award-winning chefs; and Top Chef: Just Desserts, featuring pastry chefs. Another show, Top Chef Junior, featuring contestants in their early teens, premiered in October 2017 on Universal Kids. Numerous international adaptations of Top Chef have also been produced. On January 25, 2018, Bravo announced its renewal for Season 16 of Top Chef. The new season will be filmed in Kentucky, including Louisville, Lexington, and Lake Cumberland.

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Midway through each season, the contestants participate in a “Restaurant Wars” (or similarly named) Elimination Challenge. They are split into two teams, created by the winner of the previous Quickfire Challenge, or by drawing knives. In these teams, the chefs must transform an empty space into a restaurant within a set time limit and budget, selecting and creating the name, theme, décor, and menu. The fourth season of Top Chef featured not only Restaurant Wars, but a “Wedding Wars” challenge as well. In the final Elimination Challenge, the two or three remaining chefs must prepare a multiple course dinner with the assistance of sous chefs. These sous chefs could be previously eliminated contestants or celebrity chefs. The winner is selected based on the overall quality of their meal. There is no Quickfire Challenge during this episode.

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