The chefs on Top Chef Kentucky 2019 will be doing battle tonight in Macau, as they want one of those spots in the Top Chef finale next week! That’s right, the winner of Top Chef Season 16 will be determined next week, but who will be competing? Watch with us tonight during our Top Chef Kentucky 2019 Live Recap and see who went home on Top Chef Season 16 tonight!

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Last week on Top Chef 2019 Season 16, the final five chefs made their way to Macau and got to do some shopping at the market with Graham Elliot, which ended up being the Quickfire Challenge and having to use those ingredients to create a dish. Michelle won the challenge and was able to pick her sous chef and ingredients first for the Elimination Challenge, as well as the other chefs picking. For the Elimination Challenge, they had to create a dish for a Chinese New Year celebration with 200 guests! They had to use the ingredients they selected in their dish and no other chef could use those ingredients. They felt Adrienne didn’t use one of her ingredients, plus the portion size was small and the ingredients didn’t all talk together and because of that, she was eliminated!

Who is eliminated tonight on Top Chef 2019? Find out in our Live Recap that follows!


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Here we go…

Quickfire Challenge

The chefs arrive to meet Padma Lakshmi, who has James Beard Awards winner Abe Conlon. For this challenge, they will be utilizing the durian, a popular fruit in China, in a dish. It is considered a delicacy, but because of the smell, it has been banned in certain places! The winner of this challenge will get an extra hour of cooking in the Elimination Challenge.


After tasting all of the dishes, we have some results for this challenge on Top Chef Kentucky 2019. Abe said they did an amazing job, given the circumstances. Kelsey and Eric had their least favorite dishes. That means their favorite dishes came from Michelle and Sara, but the winner of this challenge is Michelle, so her second win in a row after coming back from Last Chance Kitchen!

Elimination Challenge

For this challenge, they will be using their own heritage as inspiration. They will create a dish fusing their own heritage with Chinese ingredients. They will be serving their dish to a table of 8 and it determines which three chefs will cook in next week’s finale! Abe will take them to a restaurant to learn about fusing the ingredients and then have 30 minutes to plan a dish before shopping!

At the restaurant, the chefs were surprised by having their family members there! Michelle, Sara and Kelsey all have their moms there and Eric’s sister joins him, as they enjoy a fabulous meal on Top Chef 2019! While eating, the chefs and families share stories about their heritage to help gain inspiration for this challenge.

The meal may be done, but they get more time with their family members, as they will shop with them also. They create their dishes and plan it out and then off to the store. We have issues with Kelsey’s mother losing her cart, but how did that happen?


The judges and family members have arrived and it’s time for them to taste these dishes! The chefs are racing, but here we go. Padma surprises them, as the chefs get to eat with the judges tonight on Top Chef Season 16:

  • Michelle – Nilou said her dish had a strong dish. Tom Colicchio did not get the Chinese ingredients in there. Nilou said she would have preferred a broth.
  • Sara – Tom said he was a fan. Padma said she was a huge fan. Nilou said this is all things coming together in a perfect bowl.
  • Eric – Nilou said she loves his food. Tom said it was salty. They did not like the seeds he used and it gave it a weird texture.
  • Kelsey – Tom said it is well-spiced and the flavors are very local. Padma said it was too strong.

Judges’ Table

The judges said they all did good, but one dish stood out and brought all those local ingredients and that goes to Sara! That means Sara is headed to the finale next week! That leaves us with Kelsey, Eric and Michelle all in danger of being eliminated tonight. For Kelsey, they seemed to think salty. For Eric, it was the seeds and the texture of it. For Michelle, she had too much going on and didn’t fuse the Chinese ingredients well.


After discussing all of the dishes, the judges decide that it is Michelle eliminated tonight! She was owning those Quickfire Challenges, but not on this one. The lack of Chinese ingredients hurt her and she has been eliminated tonight!

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We end with finding out that only two of them will be cooking in the finale, so another challenge comes next week in the finale before the final dishes! What do you think of the results on Top Chef 2019 tonight?

Join us tonight on Reality Rewind for our Top Chef Kentucky 2019 Recap! Let’s find out together on who went home on Top Chef Season 16 tonight! Subscribe to our Email and RSS or like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all our latest updates.