The final four chefs cook impressive impromptu dishes while simultaneously instructing hidden mystery partners how to create the exact same dish. When the judges compare dishes, the chefs are shocked to discover their secret partners are their visiting family members. For the final Elimination Challenge in Charleston, the chefs are tasked with creating a dish that represents their Top Chef journey so far. The winner will not only land a spot in the upcoming finals in Mexico, but will have their dish featured at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Guest judges include James Beard Award-winning chefs Michael Solomonav, Mary Sue Milliken, Sean Brock, Ken Oringer and Renee Erickson.
Episode 11: Collaborative and Charleston-Themed Creations
The Cheftestants use their own flavors to create dishes with a mystery teammate and dishes that represent their journey in Charleston.