We’ve been waiting 16 long episodes to hear Padma Lakshmi utter the words “You are Top Chef,” and only in our wildest fantasies did we imagine she’d be saying it to a female competitor in a girl-on-girl finale showdown. Tonight, Brooke and Kristen face off in a five-course kitchen battle for 160 diners, plus judges, before a live studio audience, with the judges scoring each course as it comes out.
Check out a handy recap of Brooke and Kristen’s road to the finale, as well as a sneak peek of the live battle, below.
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