Top Chef Masters
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Reality competition
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes41
Executive producers
  • Dan Cutforth
  • Jane Lipsitz
Running time42 minutes
Production companyMagical Elves Productions
Original networkBravo
Original releaseJune 10, 2009 (2009-06-10) –
September 25, 2013 (2013-09-25)[1]

Top Chef Masters is an American reality competition series that aired on the cable television network Bravo, and premiered June 10, 2009.[2] It is a spinoff of Bravo's hit show Top Chef. In the series, chefs compete against each other in weekly challenges. The show is different from Top Chef, which typically features younger professional cooks who are still rising in the food service industry.


Season Winner Runner(s)-up Air dates Host Judges
1 Rick Bayless[3] Michael Chiarello Hubert Keller June 10, 2009 – August 19, 2009 Kelly Choi James Oseland
Gael Greene
Jay Rayner
Gail Simmons
2 Marcus Samuelsson Rick Moonen Susur Lee April 7, 2010 – June 9, 2010
3 Floyd Cardoz Mary Sue Milliken Traci Des Jardins April 6, 2011 – June 15, 2011 Curtis Stone[4] James Oseland
Gael Greene
Ruth Reichl
4 Chris Cosentino Kerry Heffernan July 25, 2012 – September 26, 2012 James Oseland
Ruth Reichl
Krista Simmons
Francis Lam
5 Douglas Keane[5] Bryan Voltaggio Jennifer Jasinski July 24, 2013 – September 25, 2013[5] James Oseland
Gail Simmons
Ruth Reichl
Lesley Suter
Francis Lam


  1. ^ "Top Chef Masters".
  2. ^ "Top Chef Masters Lineup Revealed, Premiere Set". Eater. April 7, 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Martin, Denise. "'Top Chef Masters': A chat with winner Rick Bayless". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Gorman, Bill (March 2, 2011). "Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" Revamps Its Menu With An All-New Format, New Host Curtis Stone And 12 New Master Chefs Hungry To Compete". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on March 4, 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b "New Promo Reveals 'Top Chef Masters' Coming in July!". Bravo. May 16, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.