7h 55min beginner

"Top Chef" judge Gail Simmons serves as the host of Bravo's delectable delight, "Top Chef Just Desserts." Each episode holds two challenges for the pastry chefs: a Quickfire test of their basic abilities and a more involved Elimination Challenge designed to test their versatility and inventiveness. Celebrated pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini is head judge, with critically acclaimed chef Hubert Keller and DailyCandy editor-at-large Dannielle Kyrillos rounding out the judges' table.

Episode descriptions

Mr. Chocolate
1. Episode: Mr. Chocolate
44min

Pastry chefs must impress guest judge Jacques Torres.

Cocktail With a Twist
2. Episode: Cocktail With a Twist
55min

Chefs must create a dessert out of a cocktail.

Glee Club
3. Episode: Glee Club
55min

The 10 remaining pastry chef'testants are divided into teams and go head-to-head in a bake sale to raise money for a local high school pep squad and glee club.

Lucent Dossier
4. Episode: Lucent Dossier
55min

The pastry chef'testants are challenged to recreate the exotic flaming desserts associated with the Lucent Dossier Experience. For one chef, the pressure becomes too much, and that chef is forced to leave the competition.

Edible Fashion
5. Episode: Edible Fashion
44min

The pastry chef'testants are challenged to create outrageous edible fashion.

Black & White
6. Episode: Black & White
44min

The remaining pastry chef'testants must make a bold statement with black and white desserts for a special anniversary party for the Los Angeles Times.

Dessert Wars
7. Episode: Dessert Wars
44min

The six remaining pastry chef'testants take no prisoners when they go head-to-head in the first-ever "Dessert Shop Wars."

"Celebritea" Party
8. Episode: "Celebritea" Party
44min

The final five pastry chef'testants must create fun and unique desserts for Food & Wine magazine's "Celebritea" Party.

Ben & Sylvia's 61st
9. Episode: Ben & Sylvia's 61st
44min

In this penultimate challenge, the final four chef'testants are challenged with making an anniversary cake for Sylvia Weinstock, one of the world's most famous wedding cake designers.

Finale
10. Episode: Finale
44min

And then there were three... The final three chefs face off in a 4-star, 4-course sweet and savory dessert challenge for the title of Top Chef Just Desserts.

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