Chef: Marcel Vigneron
When: Season 2, Episode 4
Foodie Fail: Savory ice cream has been done before, but it never included anything reminiscent of pork.
Chef: Michael Midgley
When: Season 2, Episode 3
Foodie Fail: A memorable misstep in Top Chef history. The collective gags of TV watchers everywhere still echo at the mention of this disaster.
Chef: Sam Talbot
When: Season 2, Episode 10
Foodie Fail: Watermelon and blue cheese sounded weird, looked weird, and evidently tasted weird. Sam gets points for taking a risk, but the dish obviously didn't deliver.
Chef: Ilan Hall
When: Season 2, Episode 11
Foodie Fail: Ilan may have won the title of Top Chef, but he lost out with this ridiculous combination proving the old adage that chocolate and liver should never be in the same sentence, let alone the same plate.
Chef: Clay Bowen
When: Season 3, Episode 1
Foodie Fail: Clay got the boot after the judges so fondly referred to this dish as prison chow.
When: Season 3, Episode 12
Foodie Fail: Tom said it was the single worst dish in Top Chef history. Goodbye, CJ.
Chef: Dale Talde
When: Season 4, Episode 11
Foodie Fail: The dish that sent Dale packing. Anthony Bourdain called them Willy Wonka Scallops and the judges agreed they were way too sweet for seafood.
Chef: Jeff McInnis
When: Season 5, Episode 10
Foodie Fail: Jeff's Super Bowl-inspired dish of Rock Shrimp Ceviche with Sangria Ice, Jicama, Citrus and Mango Salad, and Cilantro Oil was not a touchdown with any football (or foodie) fans.
Chef: Jen Zavala
When: Season 6, Episode 1
Foodie Fail: Jen Zavala was the first Season 6 cheftestant to pack her knives and go when she served Chile Relleno stuffed with Seitan and Tomatillo Salsa. The chefs were tasked with creating a dish based on one of their personal vices, and Jen's "Hot Temper" Chile wasn't so hot.