A Delicious App Review: Top Chef University To-Go

This post was made possible by Top Chef University, a cooking tips and recipes app. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Whenever I watch Top Chef, I just want to reach into my TV and sample the food—it looks so delicious! I don’t think I’m alone in saying I end every episode wishing I could be half the chef those contestants are. Luckily for me, the new Top Chef University To-Go app brings my favorite Top Chef contestants straight to my iPad and will turn me into a master chef in no time.

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Whether you’re a novice chef or a true artist in the kitchen, you’ll want to download this app and you’ll be well on your way to culinary bliss. The app is available for download free starting today.

Top Chef University To-Go App Features

  • Cook and learn from the top 11 chef’testants at Top Chef University

  • Access over 200 lessons organized into 20 courses

  • Watch lesson videos in high definition

Getting Started

Eleven Top Chef competitors from past seasons teach the more than 200 lessons on the app and make it accessible to even the most novice of chefs. Lessons are arranged into courses on each type of food. The app itself is free and comes with the basic course on kitchen essentials.

Before you can dive into the culinary world, you need to know some basics. Carla, one of my favorite chefs, takes you through a series of lessons on how to stock your pantry and how to care for kitchen instruments, among other things. I loved learning the correct way to chop vegetables once and for all.

Main Course

The food courses are broken down into techniques and types of food, such as seafood, stocks, or salads. From there, each lesson covers a variety of recipes and tricks. Each course costs  provides hours of instruction, and is  a great alternative to a cookbook that wouldn’t teach you nearly as much.

I started in the Sauces and Salads course because I’m a big fan of Chef Spike and wanted to learn his ways. Spike walked me though making the perfect vinaigrette and had my mouth watering the whole time. I love that each lesson gives me space to add notes, and breaks things down into manageable categories that are always accessible at the bottom of the screen. There are tons of lessons to choose from, so you can work your way through all of them or bounce around to whatever tickles your fancy.

Just Desserts

Top Chef University To-Go is full of extra features to make you the best chef possible. Don’t know hoisin sauce from hollandaise? An extensive glossary of terms and tools is always at the bottom of your screen for quick reference. Search for a recipe or lesson by ingredient, type of food, or even by chef. And these video tutorials aren’t your typical cooking show—they are high quality and infused with chef personality so they are entertaining to watch. Here is just a sample of what you’ll see in Top Chef University To-Go.

 Download Today

To download the app, visit Itunes or the Top Chef University website.  Not only can the app can be downloaded on your iPhone, but it can also be viewed in Hi-Def on an iPad or an Apple TV.  Soon you’ll be impressing your friends and family with your new found culinary skills and you’ll be on your way to becoming a true top chef.



  1. Dee says:

    I took a cooking class and I’m still not half the chef these guys are but the people in this house give me a LOT of practice.

  2. Sarah L says:

    This would be very fun to have. I like learning new cooking things.

  3. I love to cook & bake, but I am definitely not as skilled as a chef! This would be a great tool for me! Thanks!

  4. I’d love to try this. I’m new to cooking more than the same old same old.

  5. this is a lovely opportunity for nicole! Thank you!

  6. I hadn’t heard about this but I love learning new ideas and recipes and I love Top Chef. It’s a no-brainer for me to try. Thanks!

  7. I like that it has courses. Most apps that I’m familiar with just show recipes. I definitely need some lessons on cooking technique. ;)

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