6 Facts About Top Chef

1. Top Chef won the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, defeating The Amazing Race, which had won the award every year since the category's inception in 2003.

2. Top Chef won the award for Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards.

3. Top Chef was nominated at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for its second season.

4. Prize money awarded to the Top Chef was $100,000 for the first five seasons, which was then increased to $125,000 from the sixth season onward.

5. Top Chef is a cooking show that uses a progressive elimination format.

6. Top Chef is an American reality competition television series which premiered on March 8, 2006, on Bravo.