Ep 1: Twenty-one cheftestants get whittled down to 15 by Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, and Hugh Acheson.
Ep 1: 21 chefs compete for the chance to move on to Seattle.
Tom Colicchio explains what he expects from a potential Top Chef.
Hugh Acheson elaborates on the salads his group created in the season premiere.
Gail Simmons appreciates the season opener's classic challenges.
Pride hurts some chefs competing for the chance to compete in Seattle.