"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.
Pastry chefs must impress guest judge Jacques Torres.
Chefs must create a dessert out of a cocktail.
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.
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.
The pastry chef'testants are challenged to create outrageous edible fashion.
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.
The six remaining pastry chef'testants take no prisoners when they go head-to-head in the first-ever "Dessert Shop Wars."
The final five pastry chef'testants must create fun and unique desserts for Food & Wine magazine's "Celebritea" Party.
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.
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.