Who Couldn't Stand the Heat? 'Top Chef' Season 21 Eliminations Revealed

Discover the latest updates on Season 21 of 'Top Chef,' including who has been eliminated and who remains in the race for the $250,000 cash prize.

Allison DeGrushe - Author

Apr. 18 2024, Updated 7:08 a.m. ET

Official key art for Season 21 of 'Top Chef'
Source: Bravo

Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Season 21 of Top Chef.

After nearly 20 years of Top Chef's continuous success, Season 21 brings forth many notable changes. As you might have heard, Padma Lakshmi has bid farewell to the series, making room for Season 10 winner Kristen Kish to step up as the new host and judge of this popular culinary showdown.

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However, amidst the changes, one thing remains constant season after season: Only one contestant will claim victory and the coveted $250,000 grand prize. Now, the burning question lingers: Who was eliminated on the latest episode of Top Chef: Wisconsin? Delve into the delectable details below!


The cast of 'Top Chef: Wisconsin' stands together and applauds before the start of the competition.
Source: David Moir/Bravo

Who was eliminated on Season 21 of 'Top Chef'?

Week 5 — April 17, 2024

Charly Pierre wears a white chef's jacket for his official 'Top Chef: Wisconsin' portrait
Source: Stephanie Diani/Bravo

In Episode 5, the final challenge of the night sees Charly, Soo, and Kaleena tasked with each creating one single bite to show who they are as chefs. Kaleena makes a bite of grilled venison, miso sweet potato puree, mushrooms, daikon, and pears.

Charly creates espagueti and smoked herring, along with andouille sausage with some egg yolk sauce. And Soo's Caesar salad includes a fish sauce dressing with fried anchovies. But in the end, Charly's less than stellar pasta does him in and he is eliminated.

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Week 4 — April 11, 2024

Alisha Elenz wears a white chef's jacket for her official portrait for 'Top Chef: Wisconsin.'
Source: Stephanie Diani/Bravo

In the fourth episode, Kaleena Bliss and Alisha Elenz are eliminated as a team. They then head to Last Chance Kitchen, where they compete against surprise contestant Soo Ahn. Ultimately, Soo and Kaleena advance to the next round of the competition, while Alisha is sent home from Top Chef.

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Week 3 — April 3, 2024

Kenny Nguyen wears a white chef's jacket for his official 'Top Chef: Wisconsin' portrait
Source: Stephanie Diani/Bravo

Would you like some cheese with your winner? Week three found our Top Chef hopefuls at the Cheese Fest Wisconsin, and you cheddar believe they brought the gouda, the bad, and the ugly.

Sadly the ugly came in the form of Kenny Nguyen's crab Rangoon salad which did not go over well with guest judge Dane Baldwin, chef and owner of The Diplomat in Milwaukee. "I did forget we were at a cheese festival when I tried your dish," he said. Kenny and his knives were out, but he was en route to a food fight with Soo Ahn in Last Chance Kitchen.

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Week 2 — March 27, 2024

Valentine Howell Jr. wears a white chef's jacket for his official portrait for 'Top Chef: Wisconsin.'
Source: Stephanie Diani/Bravo

In the second episode, Valentine Howell Jr. says goodbye to the Top Chef competition. His hop-smoked duck breast, created for the quickfire challenge, fails to impress the judges, ranking among their least preferred dishes.

Similarly, his offering for the elimination challenge, a beer and corn soup, meets a similar fate, earning disfavor from the judges. Ultimately, this leads to his elimination from the show.

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Week 1 — March 20, 2024

David Murphy wears a white chef's jacket, a cowboy hat, and glasses for his official portrait for 'Top Chef: Wisconsin.'
Source: Stephanie Diani/Bravo

During the season premiere, David Murphy bids farewell to the competition. His performance in the pasta challenge falls short of expectations, with the judges critiquing his mushroom-stuffed gnocchi as below their standards.

As for David's 20-minute cook-off dish, it lacks direction. He struggles to decide on a coherent concept and eventually resorts to haphazardly blending random ingredients together.

Catch new episodes of Top Chef on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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