Season 2 Episodes

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Finale Part 2

Season 2, Episode 13 - Air Date: 1/31/2007
The final two contestants battle for the title of "Top Chef."Guest Judge: Hubert KellerFinal Challenge: Cook the Best Five Course Meal Each Chef has Ever Prepared in his Life.
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Finale Part 1

Season 2, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/24/2007
Location, location, location! The remaining chefs travel to Hawaii for this round, and must use food native to the island for a luau that ends with naming the final contestants.
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Sense and Sensuality

Season 2, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/17/2007
The sensuality of food runs through this round's challenges as the five remaining chefs are asked to determine what they want the diner to experience and then create a dish that carries this through.
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Unhappy Customers

Season 2, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/10/2007
This round's theme deals with vision and execution, challenging the chefs' to create original ideas that can also be achieved.
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Season 2, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/3/2007
Tonight's theme focuses on the chefs' creativity in using food as an expression of art. They first must create a dish using one color – a hard task for the color-blind chef, then the contestants are "given" their inspiration for a theme to a star-studded dinner.
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Holiday Spirit

Season 2, Episode 8 - Air Date: 12/13/2006
It's all a party when the contestants are asked to put their skills to work on both hors d'oeuvres and spirits.
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The Raw and the Cooked

Season 2, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/6/2006
This round's theme is all about working with limitations. The contestants must create a dish that is not cooked, and then adapt when they're asked to plan a dish without knowing the kitchen equipment available to them.
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Season 2, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/22/2006
Taking the traditional and turning it on its ear is tonight's theme. The chefs are asked to make canned food pretty, and then a smaller group must make a "cutting edge" Thanksgiving dinner.
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Social Service

Season 2, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/15/2006
This round is all about leftovers and the chefs’ ability to be creative with difficult ingredients. They must make fine cuisine from truly disgusting fare, and then create a multi-course affair from only a restaurant’s refrigerated remains of the night before.
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Less is More

Season 2, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/8/2006
Attention to detail will be rated during this round. The chefs are asked to create a tidbit from not so tidbit-y choices, and then must serve a meal to kids at a fitness camp.
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Food for the People

Season 2, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/1/2006
The 13 remaining contestants are asked to make food for everyday people: beach goers and firemen.Guest Judge: Stephen Bulgarelli.
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Eastern Promise

Season 2, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/25/2006
An Asian culinary theme runs through this episode's challenges. First the contestants put their own twists on sushi, then they work as teams to participate in a charity event.
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Into the Fire

Season 2, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/18/2006
Fifteen new contestants are introduced for Top Chef's second season in Los Angeles by new host Padma Lakshmi.