Bravo’s Emmy-winning, long-running culinary competition, Top Chef, launched its much-awaited 17th season this week on March 19, 2020. The installment, hosted by Padma Lakshmi, stands out from its predecessors for a single reason. It is the second all-star edition, following its first version, which was the eighth season that released almost a decade back in 2010.
Titled Top Chef: All-Stars L.A., season 17 sees 15 returning culinary masters from the previous seasons, battling it out to win the coveted Top Chef title and a record $250,000 prize money. Filmed in Los Angeles, the premiere episode sets the stakes higher than ever with the contestants pitted against one another in some of the toughest challenges.
Well, keeping aside the events of the first episode, let’s now get ready for another power-packed week. Read on to know everything about Top Chef Season 17 Episode 2.
Top Chef Season 17 Episode 2 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
Top Chef Season 17 Episode 2 will premiere on Thursday, March 26, 2020, on Bravo at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 pm CT.
Where to Watch Top Chef Season 17 Episode 2 Online?
Top Chef: All-Stars L.A. airs on Bravo in the US every Thursday at the above-mentioned time slot. Since the channel is a standard part of most cable packages, you can catch the episodes as they release on tv. But if you are someone who sticks to more flexible timelines, then you can watch the episodes online on Bravo’s official website with the help of a cable subscription.
The second recommended option is Hulu + Live TV, which offers Bravo in its package. This is a cord-cutting alternative and you can use it to watch Top Chef live and on-demand. Additional platforms for cable-free streaming are YouTube TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV, and DirecTV. Finally, you can also buy or rent episodes on Amazon Prime Video.
Top Chef Season 17 Episode 1 Recap:
In the first episode of Top Chef season 17, which takes place in LA, we meet 15 all-star contestants from previous seasons. We also get to see the return of our favorite host Padma Lakshmi and judges Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons. Well, the competition starts. The first challenge tasks the chefs to transform basic ingredients like artichokes, oranges, and almonds into specified delicacies. The contestants are divided into three teams of five each in this round. The groups consist of the following members:
Blue Team: Nini, Stephanie, Karen, Lisa, and Brian M.
Green Team: Lee Anne, Gregory, Angelo, Eric, and Jenn
Red Team: Kevin, Jamie, Joe, Melissa, and Bryan V.
The elimination round requires the chefs to cook beside beachside bonfires. In the end, Gregory is chosen as the winner of the day. His dish is charred salmon with grilled peaches and roasted chili dressing. Now, for the sad part. Joe, Lee Anne, and Brian M. are voted to be at the bottom. Each of their cuisines has drawbacks but Joe’s flatbread is really not up to the mark according to the judges. So well, after quite a brief stint, Joe Sasto is the first all-star chef to go home this season.
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