Ep 8: Clean Up in Aisle 2!

Season 12 | AIRED: Dec 10 10/9c

In another Sudden Death Quickfire, chefs feel the pressure when they must cook chowder for the leading authority on New England chowder, Chef Jasper White. Then, in a monumental mid-season twist, the eliminated chefs from this season are brought back with the potential of changing the competition completely. For the Elimination Challenge, the Top Chef kitchen opens its doors for the first time ever for the ultimate tasting party with Top Chef super fans. In another first, Tom cleans out the shelves and Padma gets into mischief as the judges head to the grocery store to do all the shopping for the chefs' pantries.