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Gail Simmons in Top Chef

Top Chef

2006 TV-14

Bravo's Emmy-winning reality series documents the tantrums and friendships that erupt in the kitchen when a group of aggressive "cheftestants" cook their hearts out in a heated competition to be crowned Top Chef. Host Padma Lakshmi and mentor Tom Colicchio join the brightest stars of the culinary world in concocting devilishly difficult challenges and judging the competitors' spectacular and sometimes odd cuisine.