Each judge tests a group of cheftestants in their own real-world challenge.

PREMIERE: Nov 7, 2012, 10:00 PM
Ep 1: The Ultimate Chef Test

The 10th anniversary season of Top Chef kicks off as 21 chefs from around the country enter the kitchens of our judges -- Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, and the newest addition, Wolfgang Puck. Each judge tests their group of cheftestants in their own real-world challenge, and only the best will move on to Seattle to compete for the title of Top Chef.