Finale: Pt. 2

S04/E14

The moment the chefs have been waiting for all season: the final challenge. The three remaining chefs -- Lisa, Richard, and Stephanie -- must create the meal of their lives, or more specifically a traditional four-course tasting menu ... with a little help from the best chefs (and proteins) in the culinary world. Stephanie, getting to choose first, selects Chef Ripert; Richard chooses Dan Barber, and Lisa gets April Bloomfield. After help with preparation, the chefs are on their own the last day and present their courses head-to-head for the elite panel. In the end, Richard admittedly "choked," and Stephanie edged out Lisa for the win, and became the first female Top Chef in the show's history.

AIRED: Jun 11 12/11c