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Top Chef Suomi
StarringPipsa Hurmerinta
Pia Kämppi
Hans Välimäki
Country of originFinland
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producerTBA
Running time45 min (excluding commercials)
Release
Original networkSub
Original releaseJanuary 26, 2011 (2011-01-26) –
present
External links
Website
Hans Välimäki was the head judge of Top Chef Suomi
Hans Välimäki was the head judge of Top Chef Suomi

Top Chef Suomi is a Finnish cooking reality show on Sub based on the American television series Top Chef. Auditions for the series were held in autumn 2010 and 12 contestants were chosen. The programme is hosted by model and restaurant chef Pipsa Hurmerinta [1] The head judge for the competition is Finland's most renowned chef Hans Välimäki.[2] The other judge is business group manager of Royal Ravintolat Pia Kämppi.[1] Top Chef season 5 runner up Stefan Richter has made an appearance as a special guest judge for the first four episodes.[1] The show is produced by Solar Television Oy. The show is renewed for a second season, which is expected to premiere in either fall 2011 or in spring 2012.

The winner of Top Chef Suomi Akseli Herlevi received a culinary travel grant to top restaurants worldwide worth €10,000, a contract for a cookbook with the publishing company Tammi, a Samsung flatscreen TV and home entertainment system worth €8,000.

Contestants

12 chefs competed in the first season. Names, ages, and hometowns below are from the Sub website. In elimination order, the contestants were:

Contestant progress

Episode 1 2 3 1 4 5 6 7 2 8 9 10
Quickfire
Winner
Arto Akseli Maija Samu Mika Markus
Mika
Samu
NONE Annina Mika NONE
Akseli IN IN IN (+) WIN HIGH HIGH LOW WIN HIGH WINNER
Samu HIGH WIN IN (-) IN HIGH WIN LOW IN WIN RUNNER UP
Mika IN HIGH IN (-) LOW IN IN WIN 3 LOW OUT
Annina WIN IN IN (+) IN LOW LOW WIN 3 HIGH OUT
Maija HIGH LOW IN (-) LOW IN HIGH WIN 3 OUT
Markus IN LOW WIN IN WIN LOW OUT
Arto IN IN IN (-) HIGH LOW OUT
Jani LOW HIGH IN (+) HIGH OUT
Ulla IN IN IN (+) OUT
Jussi LOW IN OUT
Bianca IN OUT
Mic OUT
  (WINNER) The chef won the season and was crowned Top Chef.
  (RUNNER-UP) The chef was a runner-up for the season.
  (WIN) The chef won that episode's Elimination Challenge.
  (HIGH) The chef was selected as one of the top entries in the Elimination Challenge, but did not win.
  (LOW) The chef was selected as one of the bottom entries in the Elimination Challenge, but was not eliminated.
  (OUT) The chef lost that week's Elimination Challenge and was out of the competition.
  (IN) The chef neither won nor lost that week's Elimination Challenge. They also were not up to be eliminated.
  IN (+) The chef won a pair or team challenge but was not chosen as one of the judges' favorites.
  IN (-) The chef lost a pair or team challenge but was not selected as one of the judges' least favorites.

^Note 1 : Each entire team was called in for judging, thus there were no top or bottom individual team members.
^Note 2 : There was no Quickfire Challenge in this episode.
^Note 3 : Team Ravintola M.M.M. won the challenge, thus there was no one individual winner.

Episodes

Each episode includes two challenges. The Tulikoe or Quickfire Challenge is a short, simple challenge with a varying reward each week; in the initial episodes of the season, it usually guarantees the winner immunity from being sent home that week. The Pudotushaaste or Elimination Challenge is a more complex challenge that determines who goes home. One or more guest judges join the show each week to evaluate both the Quickfire and Elimination challenges. Each week's elimination is announced in a segment called "Judges' Table."

Episode 1: Who's Who? (Kuka on kuka?)

Episode 2: Storm in the Aquarium (Myrsky akvaariossa)

Episode 3: Making Headlines (Etusivu uusiksi)

Episode 4: Shake, Cattle and Roll (Rockia ja rotukarjaa)

Episode 5: Hungry Athletes (Nälkäiset urheilijat)

Episode 6: Classic Drama (Klassista draamaa)

Episode 7: Restaurant Wars (Ravintolasota)

Episode 8: Champagne and Small Surprises (Sampanjaa ja pikku yllätyksiä)

Episode 9: The Steel Hardens in the Fire (Tulessa teräskin karaistuu)

Episode 10: Finale (Suomen Top Chef -finaali)

Akseli:
  • 1st Course: Seared Scallops with Fennel Risotto and Fennel Sauce
  • 2nd Course: Lamb Two Ways, Lentil Ragout, Dark Garlic Sauce and Potato Gnocche
  • 3rd Course: Apple Lehikäinen and Oven Baked Apple Ice Cream
  • Petifour: Tramisu
Samu:
  • 1st Course: Juniper Berry Roasted Arctic Char, Smoked Beetroot Purée and FIsh Roe
  • 2nd Course: Reindeer Fillet, Buckwheat and Root Vegetable Ragout, Cep Brick and Dark Fig Sauce
  • 3rd Course: Caramalised Peanut Cake, Poppy Seen Ice Cream, Mangos and Raspberries
  • Petifour: Dark Chocolate Covered White Chocolate and Almond Crocant and Mango
  • TOP CHEF: Akseli
  • RUNNER-UP: Samu

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sub". Mtv.fi. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Sub". Mtv.fi. Retrieved 28 December 2017.