In the Masters’ first Elimination Challenge, they must cook in the great outdoors for a professional skydiving team.

PREMIERE: Jul 24, 2013, 10:00 PM
Ep 1: Sous Chefs and Sky Dives

Top Chef Masters is back for Season 5. Thirteen celebrated chefs arrive in Los Angeles and in an all-new twist this season, each Master will have his or her sous chef compete in an online competition, Battle of the Sous Chefs. The results of each online episode directly impacts the Masters, awarding them advantages, such as immunity and sometimes, disadvantages, depending on their sous chef’s performance. In the Masters’ first Elimination Challenge, they must cook in the great outdoors for a professional skydiving team. But, in order to get an extra hour of cook time, the chefs must be willing to take a dive themselves.