The loser of the Elimination Challenge, as the name suggests, is eliminated from the competition.
This format continues until two or three chefs remain.
The show has spawned multiple spinoff series, including Top Chef Masters, featuring established award-winning chefs; and Top Chef: Just Desserts, featuring pastry chefs.
Another show, Top Chef Junior, featuring contestants in their early teens, premiered in October 2017 on Universal Kids.
They are usually given an hour or less to complete these tasks.The Quickfire challenge traditionally begins with the host saying "Your time starts now" and ending with the host saying "Hands up, utensils down".A guest judge selects one or more chefs as the best in the challenge.After the Elimination Challenge, the chefs report to the Judges' Table, where the judges will deliberate on their choices for the best and worst dishes.The judges may also consider guests' comments, if available.