The chefs' first challenge sends them to the Louisiana swamp where they must cook with alligator, frog, or turtle.

PREMIERE: Sep 25, 2013, 10:00 PM
Ep 1: Soiree in the Swamp

Top Chef is back for Season 11. Nineteen chefs will duke it out in New Orleans for the coveted title of Top Chef. Their first challenge sends them to the Louisiana swamp where they must cook with one of three local delicacies: alligator, frog, or turtle. The competition is hot and humid, as the judges work to send the first chef home.