Top Chef Stats

Compiled stats and facts across 14 seasons.

Check out stats from Top Chef Masters, Just Desserts and Top Chef Duels!

Total Seasons

14

Total Hosts

2

Total Judges

11

Total Chefs

199

Gender Breakdown

10891

Total Guest Judges

181

Most Frequent Guest Judge

9
Eric Ripert

Total Cities

30

Total Countries

5

Chefs from California

49

Chefs from New York

35

Average Chef Age

33

Youngest Chef

21
Patrick Dunlea

Oldest Chef

58
John Tesar

Average Quickfire Time (min)

43

Challenges with a Knife Pull

80

Challenges Cooking for Kids

12

Most Quickfire Wins

5

Most Elimination Wins

9
Paul Qui

Most Overall Wins

11
Paul Qui

Top Chef with Least Wins

3
Kevin Sbraga

Challenges Won with Immunity

13

Best Last Chance Kitchen Streak

8
Louis Maldonado

Coats by Season

Seasons 1-7

Season 8 - All-Stars

Season 9 - Texas

Season 10 - Seattle

Season 11 - NOLA

Season 12 - Boston

Season 13 - Cali

Season 14 - Charleston

Restaurant Wars

Total Restaurants

28

Menus without Dessert

2

Didn’t Shop for Decor

3

Eliminated Roles

Executive Chef
5
Front of House
5
Line Cook
4

Winning Roles

Executive Chef
5
Front of House
3
Line Cook
5

Quickfires

Total Quickfire Challenges

183

Total Quickfire Cash Won

$395k

% of Quickfires That Awarded Prizes

53%

Immunity

20%

Cash

3%

Skip Challenge

8%

Choose Ingredients

8%

Choose Teammates

Mise en Place Quickfires

13

Pairing Quickfires

7

Blindfolded Quickfires

7

Season Finales

Chefs Competed

33

Total Courses

139

Most Frequent Finale Diner

5
Hubert Keller

Winners Who Skipped Dessert

2

Runners-Up Who Skipped Dessert

4

Winners Who Made Risotto

0

Runners-Up Who Made Risotto

2

Top Chef Voted Fan Fave

1
Stephanie Izard

Most Times Voted Fan Fave

2
Sheldon Simeon

Chef Turned Judge

1
Richard Blais

Also Competed on Masters

1
Bryan Voltaggio

Most Cash Won by a Top Chef

$225k
Richard Blais

Most Cash Won by a Non-Winner

$45k
Kevin Gillespie

Other Prizes Awarded

Trips

27

Cars

12

Cookbooks

32

Knives

22

Computers

1

Super Bowl Tickets

2

Television Spots

2

Dishes in a Menu/Book

9

Eliminated for Seafood

82

Eliminated for Vegetarian Dish

27

Eliminated for Salad

12

Eliminated for Soup

9

Eliminated for Burgers

6

Eliminated for Risotto

5

Voluntarily Left Competition

4

Disqualified from Competition

1
Cliff Crooks

Total Emmy Nominations

25

Total Emmy Wins

2

Official Top Chef Cookbooks

3