Did the Top Chef Contestants Go Too Far? Watch This Sneak Peek and Decide

Exclusive! These chefs aren't happy with each other after an intense challenge

By Chris Harnick Feb 07, 2019 3:30 PMTags
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Did the friendly competition on Top Chef just transition out of the "friendly" zone?

In E! News' exclusive sneak peek of Bravo's hit culinary competition series, a post-challenge pow wow gets heated when Sara Bradley and Adrienne Wright have some words.

"You guys were over there, like, taunting [the crowd]," an emotional Sara says in the clip below. "And I was like, these are supposed to be my people…Insinuating that I made s—ty food…To go and be like, ‘Oh, she's got boxed waffle mix over there. We never played like that."

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But her fellow cheftestants aren't really hearing the criticism, and when Adrienne refers to Sara as "mama" that's when things escalate.

Click play on the video above to see what happens.

Also in "Hoop Dreams," Top Chef alum Ed Lee drops by for a quickfire challenge that's part trivia, part culinary creativity. Then, the contestants meet basketball coach John Calipari at Rupp Arena where they host a concession stand cook-off.

See who's still in the competition below.

ELIMINATED: Caitlin Steininger

Wins: 0

Caitlin was the first to be eliminated with her tomato cobbler, salt and pepper biscuits and homemade ricotta.

ELIMINATED: Natalie Maronski

Wins: 1

Despite winning the first challenge, Natalie was sent home in week two for her meyer lemon curd pie with mascarpone and bourbon glaze.

ELIMINATED: Kevin Scharpf

Wins: 0

Kevin went home in week three for his ricotta cake with ricotta whipped cream and macerated cherries.


Wins: 0

Pablo was sent home during the two-part Restaurant Wars challenge. His dish was the seared scallops with sunchoke, apple puree and lime.


Wins: 2

Nini was sent home during the two-part Restaurant Wars challenge. She served front of the house and provided the cocoa nib sorbet, chocolate crumble and chocolate ganache.

ELIMINATED: Brother Luck

Wins: 0

Brother Luck, a season 15 contestant, returned to the competition via Last Chance Kitchen...and then was eliminated the same episode he returned in.

ELIMINATED: Brandon Rosen

Wins: 0

Brandon found himself in the bottom twice a few times, and finally got the boot during the big cut of beef challenge.


Wins: 1

While he has one win so far, Brian was also in the bottom three twice before getting sent home after the party boat challenge.

ELIMNATED: David Viana

Wins: 0

Despite taking home two Quickfire Challenge wins, David never won a main challenge before being sent home.


Wins: 1

One win to his name, for Eddie, the big cuts of beef challenge. He didn't make it to the semi-finals.

ELIMINATED: Justin Sutherland

Wins: 0

Justin has skated by through most challenges, not once getting a top dish.

ELIMINATED: Adrienne Wright

Wins: 0

After nearly being eliminated in the first episode, Adrienne went on to place high a few times...but was sent home in China.

Sara Bradley

Wins: 1

Sara found herself in the bottom a few times, but has stuck in the competition.

Michelle Minori

Wins: 1

Michelle was another middle of the pack contestants before picking up a win in Nashville. However, she was eliminated, but returned after Last Chance Kitchen.

Kelsey Barnard Clark

Wins: 2

Kelsey had a few dishes in the top category, and finally won in the boat challenge. She took home the first win in China.

Eric Adjepong

Wins: 3

Eric was middle of the pack until a recent top dish and win.

Top Chef airs Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Bravo.

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