Season 5 Episodes

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Watch What Happens Reunion

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/3/2009
Andy Cohen hosts a candid gathering of season five's chefs and judges.
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Finale (2)

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/25/2009
Set in New Orleans, season 5 ends as the winning chef is revealed.
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Finale, Part 1

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/18/2009
The season finale finds the chefs traveling from New York to New Orleans. While in the "Big Easy" they will be challenged to kick it up a notch when celebrity judge/chef Emeril Lagasse stops by to appraise their culinary skills.
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The Last Supper

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/11/2009
Wylie Dufresne judges a quickfire challenge of egg dishes. For the elimination challenge, the five remaining chefs each cook a "last supper" dish requested by a culinary superstar.
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Le Bernardin

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/4/2009
After a three-round fish filleting tournament, the contestants cook at Le Bernadin where their final product will be judged by chef Eric Ripert.
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Super Bowl Chef Showdown

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 1/28/2009
A Super Bowl cook-off against seven all-stars from previous seasons.
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Restaurant Wars

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/21/2009
Two teams have 24 hours to design and open competing restaurants.
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Down on the Farm

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/14/2009
Contestants shop for fresh ingredients at a farm and then create a dinner for the farm workers.
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Focus Group

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 1/7/2009
The chefs must create a sweet dish without using sugar (guest judge: chef and restaurateur Jean-Christophe Novelli).
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12 Days of Christmas

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/17/2008
Domestic guru Martha Stewart oversees the quick fire challenge in this holiday-themed edition. Then, actress Natasha Richardson is the guest judge when the cooks cater a Christmas cocktail party in which the proceeds go to the AIDS research.
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Gail's Bridal Shower

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 12/10/2008
For the quickfire, chefs must identify ingredients in a dish. For the elimination challenge, the contestants cater a bridal shower for judge Gail Simmons.
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Today Show

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 12/3/2008
. Rocco DiSpirito has hung up his dancing shoes just in time to help determine which of the chefs will win the really grand prize of a demonstration on the Today Show, but tonight speed may be the deciding factor in the challenges, and not everyone will meas
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Foo Fighters Thanksgiving

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/26/2008
For the quickfire, the chefs recreate dishes from the Top Chef cookbook. In the elimination challenge, they cook Thanksgiving dinner for the Foo Fighters at the band's tour stop in Syracuse, N.
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Show Your Craft

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/19/2008
After re-inventing the hot dog for the quickfire challenge, the chefs cook and serve lunch at Tom's flagship restaurant, Craft.
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Melting Pot

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 11/12/2008
One chef is eliminated in a three-round quickfire involving apples. The remaining chefs create dishes representing the ethnic cuisines of several New York neighborhoods.