Top Chef Seattle: Worst Food Ever

Judges decide to award no one for lackluster dishes

Top Chef Seattle: Worst Food Ever

In a rare Top Chef occurrence, the food was so bad that the judges decided to take the $10,000 weekly reward off the table and name no one a winner. Instead, they decided to send a whole team home. Yeah, it was apparently that bad.

I must say, watching the judges and guests taste the food and hate every single thing they ate was freaking hilarious. It was probably the best episode of Top Chef ever. “I don’t even have a favorite! They were all so bad,” said head judge Tom Colicciho. “Not a good day for Top Chef.”

Top Chef Episode 5 Scorecard

Quickfire Challenge: Make breakfast on a stick for the workers of Seattle’s world-famous Pike Place Market.

Top Chef episode 5 quickfire winner

Quickfire Challenge Winners: Bart and Sheldon for their Green Forest Breakfast Sandwich: Eggs, Cheese, Pancetta, Bacon & Spinach (shown above).

The Elimination Challenge: Use an artisanal ingredient from Pike Place Market (things like candied salmon and cheese curds).

Winning Dish: NONE

Bottom Teams: CJ and Tyler, John and Josh, Stefan and Brooke

Eliminated Chefs: CJ and Tyler for their soggy burger that was intended to showcase spicy pickles.

And CJ becomes the first returning vet to have to pack his knives and go.


  • Charlie Toft

    I feel bad for Tyler, because it looked like he knew better, but that should be a lesson: you always need to fight for your ideas on this show. How could they have thought a damn burger would be sufficient?

  • Gina

    I really liked Tyler, but CJ was annoying and I was not sad to see him go. I also thought it was funny that the judges hated all of the dishes. I love this season of “Top Chef: Seattle.” I just started a new work schedule at DISH, so I’m going to miss the next episode. I’m bad with setting weekly timers on my DISH Hopper, so instead I’m going to record the entire season, I have over 400 hours of HD DVR room, and with that I won’t miss a single episode, and I can still record my other favorite HD programs the same night without using up much space. I’m glad Stephan broke the birthday curse; I didn’t want to see him go home.