Tiffani went up against Harold Dieterle in the Season 1 finale in Las Vegas. Although Tom Colicchio has said in the past that her artichoke risotto was one of the best dishes he's ever eaten on the show, the fact that she presented duos for each course bit her in the arse, and Harold took home the title. Tiffani did, however, win our holiday special that aired in 2007.
Although we don't give this award out, one could call Stephen our "Top Sommelier" for his unparalleled knowledge of wine. Making it all the way to the top five in Top Chef's inaugural season, Stephen Asprinio proved he still had it winning the Quickfire Challenge during an all-star special with his perfect egg omelet ... one-handed!
Well, her hair's grown back! Elia was the last woman standing in her season, making it all the way to the final four before being ousted.
One of the most controversial cheftestants in Top Chef history (and the reason our Senior Editor Monica Reyhani became obsessed with the show in the first place), Marcel is probably most known for his passion for molecular gastronomy and, um, rapping. Marcel went all the way to the finale, losing to Ilan Hall in Hawaii.
Some say she helped Carla Hall lose the Season 5 finale, but that's old news! Casey made it all the way to her season's Aspen finale, competing against Dale Levitski and eventual winner Hung Huynh. Damn the altitude!
Sure, people were upset when Top Chef D.C.'s Kenny got the ax, but it's safe to say Tre's Restaurant Wars elimination is probably still the biggest upset in Top Chef history.
Fighting to get his culinary groove back, Dale proved he still had a passion for cooking by competing against Casey Thompson and Hung Huynh in the Aspen finale.
Like Marcel, Richard brought molecular gastronomy (and banana scallops!) back to the forefront of Top Chef discourse. Oh, and he had a faux-hawk. Although he made it all the way to the Puerto Rico finale, he lost the title to the show's first female winner, Stephanie Izard.
Perhaps a bit of a sleeper in the first few episodes of her season, Antonia finally hit a winning streak before ultimately being eliminated in Puerto Rico for poorly-cooked pigeon peas! Pigeon peas!
Spike is back without his sidekick Andrew D'Ambrosi, but he's still got his hat. Spike's cooking (and smooth-talking) pushed him all the way to the final five of his season.
Although showing he can sometimes get heated in the kitchen (Hi, Chef Chiarello!), Dale was the casualty in his team's poor Restaurant Wars performance.
Hootie-hoo! Carla started her season off quietly, but quickly proved she was a force to be reckoned with. Her classical technique helped her make it to the finale, eventually buckling under the pressure and losing to Hosea Rosenberg.
An original member of "Team Rainbow" and -- we're sure he'd like to think -- "Team Stefan," Jamie got sent home during a Le Bernardin challenge, but stood as one of the final seven chefs standing.
Fan Favorite Fabio not only charmed everyone but had the chops in the kitchen to back it up, making it all the way to the final four.
The chef fans loved to hate, Mike Isabella always has something to say (and it's usually about Robin.) A vegetarian challenge sent him home in Episode 10.
Although she had some high highs and low lows, Jennifer's skills brought her all the way to the Napa finale competing against Kevin Gillespie and the Voltaggio brothers. Unfortunately, Michael Voltaggio took home the title.
Tiffany, a favorite of Ed and the fans, always keeps it positive with her bubbly personality. Although she made it to the top five, she was eliminated in a space food challenge.
Angelo made it all the way to the Singapore finale but lost to fellow competitor Kevin Sbraga after falling ill. Considered one of the cockiest chefs in his season's kitchen, we have a feeling that won't be the case this time around.