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Top Chef

Aspiring chefs compete for their shot at culinary stardom. 

Tom Colicchio (Judge), Padma Lakshmi (Judge), Gail Simmons (Judge), Hugh Acheson (Judge), Emeril Lagasse (Judge), Questlove (Judge), Anthony Mackie (Judge)

12:00 PM
"Power Lunch"  Chefs must prepare a power lunch at Palm restaurant.  (Repeat) ESQTV
01:00 PM
"Foreign Affairs"  Ethiopian cuisine quickfire; chefs must create a dish based on one of the foreign embassies in D.C.  (Repeat) ESQTV
02:00 PM
"Restaurant Wars"  Chefs split into two teams and must run their own restaurant.  (Repeat) ESQTV
03:00 PM
"Covert Cuisine"  Chefs must transform a well-known dish into something entirely new.  (Repeat) ESQTV
04:00 PM
"Making Concessions"  The remaining chefs take over concession stands at Nationals Park.  (Repeat) ESQTV
05:00 PM
"Gastro-nauts"  The chefs must come up with tasty space food creations.  (Repeat) ESQTV
06:00 PM
"Finale"  The finalists compete in Singapore.  (Repeat) ESQTV
07:00 PM
"Finale"  The final three compete; a Top Chef is chosen.  (Repeat) ESQTV
Top Chef 11

``Top Chef'' heads to New Orleans for its 11th season. The competition features 20 cheftestants, 19 chosen before the season and the 20th earning a spot through an online series, ``Padma's Picks,'' featuring 10 New Orleans-based chefs competing in head-to-head battles with the ultimate winner, as chosen by judge Padma Lakshmi, rounding out the cast. Joining Lakshmi on the ``Top Chef'' judging panel are Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Hugh Acheson and noted New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse. As always, the contestant who survives the weekly eliminations to earn the title of Top Chef wins a cash prize.

Current cast
Tom Colicchio Padma Lakshmi Gail Simmons Hugh Acheson Emeril Lagasse Aaron Cuschieri Benedetto Bartolotta Bret Pelaggi Brian Huskey Carlos Gaytan

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.