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The 5 Most Memorable Restaurant Wars Mess-ups

Restaurant Wars is arguably one of the hardest challenges of every Top Chef season.

By Crystal Puccio
Chaos in the Kitchen

It's no surprise that s*** always goes down during Top Chef's Restaurant Wars. Tensions run high and the pressure of coming up with an entire restaurant concept from start to finish AND feeding a dining room filled with opinionated customers and judges is the perfect recipe for disaster.

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1. Chaos in the Kitchen

During this week's Restaurant Wars we watched a flustered John Tesar try to gain control of the little success.

2. Service is a Clusterf...

Service is a Clusterf...

During season 11 of Top Chef New Orleans, Sara Johannes struggled to maintain her "front-of-house mask" while the restaurant burned around her.

3. The Biggest Restaurant Wars Mistake Ever Made?

The Biggest Restaurant Wars Mistake Ever Made?

During season 13 in California, Jeremy Ford's decision to prioritize the judges over the other customers set his entire team back...

4. Waiting for Josie...Again

Waiting for Josie…Again

During season 10 in Seattle, Josie Smith-Malave frantically tried to cook and plate her food as a line of hungry customers anxiously waited.

5. A Restaurant Wars Dessert Disaster

A Restaurant Wars Dessert Disaster

During season 12 in Boston, Keriann Von Raesfeld's dessert left her team in a lurch, as she tried to run a flailing service.

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