Here Are
The Rules,
Chefs

  1. 1 League Commissioner determines the number of teams participating in their league and the number of contestants per team
  2. 2 Week 1 is for scouting, the game officially
    begins with Week 2
  3. 3 League Commissioner organizes the draft — between Week 1 and 2 — to determine which Chefs are on which Team (draft recommendations below)
  4. 4 Teams earn points based on their Chefs' performance over the course of the season
  5. 5 Team with the most points at the end of the
    season wins the League

Points System

- Each Episode -

1* Quick Fire
Challenge Win
2* Elimination
Challenge Win
1** Surviving
an Episode
0.5 Favorite Dish
During Quick
Fire Challenge
1 Reaching Judges'
Table During
Elimation Challenge
0.5 Last Chance
Kitchen
Challenge Win

- End of Season -

5 Reaching
the Finals
2 Winning Last
Chance Kitchen
5 Winning
Top Chef

* In the event of a tie — the winning chef-testants split the points

** Including Last Chance Kitchen episodes

How To
Draft Your
Team

At the risk of having too many cooks in the kitchen, we wanted to share a couple of recommendations on how to run your Draft.

Regardless of how you draft, we suggest making a night of it – gather all your Teams together in one place, share flavor profiles, and hold an in-person draft. Alternatively, if everyone is too busy checking out organic farmer’s markets, you can easily hold your draft over e-mail. As Commissioner, the choice is up to you:

Option 1

The Traditional "Snake" Draft

Determine a draft order for the Teams, by drawing knives, holding a cooking challenge, or simply picking out of a hat (or any other random method of your choosing). Then hold a “snake” draft to pick one Chef per round of the draft – the Team with the first pick in round one, picks last in round two; the Team with the second pick in round one, picks second to last in round two, etc. Once a Team picks a Chef during the draft, that Chef is “off the table” and no other Team may select that Chef.

Option 2

The "Random" Draft

For those Commissioners who like a little adventure, you can randomly assign Chefs to each Team. Any method will do, and we encourage creativity and variety, just as long as all the Teams end up with the same number of Chefs, with no Chef appearing on more than one team.