Bravo officially premiered Top Chef’s eighteenth consecutive season on the 1st of April 2021 with the title Top Chef: Portland. The long-running reality show will be making quite a change for its new season since it debuted in 2006. In all these years, and a 17 season run, this season marks a vital one because of the pandemic. From bubbles to micro-restaurant to long tables. The show is making sure to ensure the safety of the crew, contestants, and everyone around in the city of Portland as they travel from place to place. Alumni Judges are returning as well to replace the regular local restaurant owners and celebrities.
Apart from the changes, Top Chef will continue to follow the regular format. Contestants will battle in the culinary rounds to the ultimate finale for winning the grand prize. So, the show started airing its eighteenth season last Thursday. Here we are taking a look at an entire episode schedule for Top Chef: Portland and when the new episodes will be coming on Bravo.
Top Chef Season 18 Episode Schedule
The eighteenth episode of Top Chef titled Top Chef Portland will air a total of thirteen episodes as of now. The episodes will air weekly every Thursday as mentioned above. Each episode will consist of its own array of challenges. The contestants will be put up with them to move on to the next step accordingly. As of now, only six episodes are scheduled for release. Owning to pandemics and adjustments, the next set of episodes may release accordingly. Anyway, let’s look at the episodes with a confirmed release date scheduled as of now.
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 1- Title: “First Impressions” – April 1, 2021
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 2- Title: “Trouble Brewing”- April 8, 2021
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 3- Title: “Pan African Portland”- April 15, 2021
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 4- Title: “Thrown for a Loop”- April 22, 2021
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 5- Title: “Meet You at the Drive-In”- April 29, 2021
- Top Chef Season 18 Episode 6 – Title: “Stumptown U.S.A.”- May 6, 2021
All the episodes will every Thursday on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET. Anyone with a cable connection can also stream the episode using Bravo’s video-on-demand service. Simply log in to BravoTV.com. In case you don’t have a cable connection, you can make use of other streaming services including Sling TV, Fubo TV, and Hulu With Live TV.
Apart from the six episodes, the rest of the episodes are yet to have a release date. We will get back to you once they are available. Until then let’s take a quick recap on the first episode of Top Chef Season 18 which aired recently on the 1st of April 2021.
Previously On Top Chef Season 18
The premiere episode of Top Chef Season 18 titled Top Chef Portland started off by introducing the new contestants. Each and everyone is bound to make their first impression successfully. The very first task made them form teams of three in order to combine their favorite ingredients. Then make one cohesive dish out of it. The teams consisted of the Brown Team comprising of Kiki, Sara, and Sasha. Then the Blue Team consisting of Chris, Roscoe, and Shota. The Red Team comprised Avishar, Byron, and Nelson. The Green Team saw Dawn, Gabe, and Jamie joining forces. Finally, the Yellow Team comprised Brittanny, Gabriel, and Maria.
The very first task of Top Chef Portland ensured immunity from elimination and an advantage in the Elimination Challenge. The Brown team eventually grabbed the victory ensuring immunity for themselves along with an advantage.
The elimination round saw five-game birds found in Oregon coming into play. These included quail, duck, chukar, turkey, or squab. One of them will be assigned to the contestants. The winners of the first round as in Kiki, Sara, and Sasha used the advantage for themselves. They chose proteins for themselves. On the other hand, the other contestants were assigned randomly. The episode ended with Sara winning with the use of Glazed Quail with Green Beans, Charred Dates & Grilled Eggplant Coconut Yogurt. The first elimination came for Roscoe who came up with Duck Adobo with Sweet Potato Dumplings.
That is all for the premiere of Top Chef Season 18, new episodes of the show will air every Thursday on BravoTV. We will get back to you once the release dates for the second half of the eighteenth season are announced. Until then stay tuned to Otakukart.