In the season finale, Hosea Rosenberg was declared the Top Chef, defeating Stefan Richter and Carla Hall.
: Due to a refrigerator malfunction which spoiled some of the chefs' ingredients during the Elimination Challenge, no one was eliminated.
The contestants each had 45 minutes and access to the Top Chef pantry to prepare and present their dish to host Padma Lakshmi and guest judge Donatella Arpaia, a successful restaurateur and food expert.
The winner received immunity from elimination in the next challenge.
However, ten minutes into the Quickfire, Lakshmi and guest judge Grant Achatz told everyone to convert their dishes into soups.
The chefs had to use their remaining 50 minutes to create their new dishes, using the Swanson's soup broths provided for them.
y not just have one big cook off, winner of that wins the show. Do you think all of Stefan's elimination challenge wins should have been taken into consideration?
Top Chef: New York is the fifth season of the American reality television series Top Chef.The two dishes from each neighborhood were judged head-to-head.The chefs with the winning dishes were safe, while the chefs with the losing dishes were eligible for elimination.It was first filmed in New York City, New York, before concluding in New Orleans, Louisiana.The season premiered on Bravo on November 12, 2008, and ended on March 4, 2009.They cooked their dinner at the band's next venue, an outdoor kitchen at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.