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The Judges Crown the Winner of 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 27th 2011 3:00AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts' finaleIt all came down to a final face-off between the final three on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo). With $100,000 on the line, as well as a feature in 'Food and Wine Magazine,' the contestants were definitely feeling the pressure.

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For their final challenge, they had to make a dessert that represented someone important to them, as well as an entire table of desserts for display. Aesthetic presentation and flavor were equally important, as this was their last chance to impress.

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Top Three Revealed on 'Top Chef Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 20th 2011 6:30AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts'This week proved to be such a fun challenge, we went straight to the elimination challenge on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo). Each of the four finalists was asked to pick a country, and then tasked with making a dessert that looked like a dish from that country.

By dish, of course, the judges meant a main course, so they had to disguise their desserts as traditional meals. What a brilliant challenge to really see who's a master of desserts. And it proved tough for the competitors.

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Chefs Play a Drinking Game to Relieve Stress on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 13th 2011 5:00AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts'Reality show competitions are very stressful. And by the time you get down toward the end, your nerves are often frayed. That's probably why three of the remaining five contestants on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo) got their drink on with a classic game of 'Never Have I Ever.'

The boys had so much fun that Carlos was certain that he, Matthew and Orlando would be in the bottom tomorrow, simply because they were so wasted. Plus, we learned that they all want to punch Johnny in the face -- Orlando wants to twice!

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Death by Chocolate And a Double Elimination on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 6th 2011 5:30AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts'Two people went home this week on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo). In a surprise twist, the contestants were told that the loser of the doughnut challenge at the top of the show would be eliminated right there.

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Katzie was devastated when Megan was sent packing after her glaze was too crunchy. Luckily for Katzie she wouldn't have to suffer the competition alone for long. The contestants were next split into two groups of three and tasked with creating a chocolate showpiece.

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Stop By 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 8th 2011 6:45AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts''Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo) kicked off with a $25,000 prize on the line. The Quickfire Challenge was to come up with a small dessert that packed enough flavor to inspire a flavor for Extra Gum's Dessert Delights line.

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The winning flavor was pancakes with strawberries, elevating Craig to the front of the pack. As an additional reward, he got to pick team captains for two teams heading into the next round. He chose himself and Amanda.

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The Fairy Tale Ends Right Away for One Chef on 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 25th 2011 6:29AM
'Top Chef: Just Desserts'The second season of 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' (Wed., 10PM ET on Bravo) kicked off with a fairy tale theme, but it wasn't a happy ending for one contestant who would bear the unfortunate stigma of being the first person eliminated.

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The season opened up with a Quickfire Challenge pairing up the fourteen contestants. Each was tasked with creating a soda-fountain inspired dessert, where Amanda and Nelson came out on top. That said, it's so early in the competition, it's hard to know who to root for yet.

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Gail Simmons of 'Top Chef: Just Desserts' Makes an Ice Cream Pie on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 24th 2011 2:45PM
Gail Simmons' ice cream pie on 'Today'Gail Simmons has branched out from judging Bravo's 'Top Chef' to hosting her own spinoff, 'Top Chef: Just Desserts.' But can she really make her own desserts? Simmons showed up on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to make an ice cream pie and prove she can dish it out as well as she can ... well, dish it out.

Simmons said 'Just Desserts' is about more than just baking something tasty. "It's not about putting a dessert on a plate anymore," she said, "it's about structures and sugar and architecture and, kind of, magic."

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Bravo orders from the Dessert menu

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 26th 2009 10:02AM
top_chef_logoIf you're a fan of Top Chef, there's nothing tougher for the contestants than desserts. Just this past week during 'restaurant wars,' did you notice that one team decided to have no desserts on their menu at all. They just didn't want to risk blowing it.

Well, Bravo noticed, not just last week but all through the Top Chef series. Bravo's creating a Top Chef spinoff called Just Desserts in which chefs will have no choice, they'll have to deal with sugar, icing, cakes and struedels.

Top Chef: Just Desserts is the second Top Chef spinoff, after Top Chef Masters. I'm anticipating Top Chef: Maitre D's down the road, aren't you?

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