Finale: Pt. 2

Season 4 | AIRED: Jun 11 12/11c

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.