The loser of the Elimination Challenge, as the name suggests, is eliminated from the competition.
Each episode, the chefs participate in a Quickfire Challenge and an Elimination Challenge (described below).
The winner of the Quickfire Challenge is typically granted immunity from elimination, a prize, or another benefit for the following Elimination Challenge.
Numerous international adaptations of Top Chef have also been produced.
On January 24, 2017, Bravo announced that it had renewed Top Chef for a fifteenth season.
Ingredients for Elimination Challenges generally allow chefs access to both the Top Chef pantry and the ingredients they previously purchased at a grocery store, within a specified budget and shopping time limit.
However, certain challenges may provide specific ingredients or limit the type or number of ingredients that can be used, while others require non-traditional methods for obtaining ingredients (such as asking people door-to-door or fishing).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.With a new i Phone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love.But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which premiered on March 8, 2006, on Bravo.