Sunday, April 7, 2024

Tournament of Champions (TOC V) Season 5 Winner

Tournament of Champions Season 5 Winner

Sunday night at 8pm ET on Food Network is the two-hour season 5 finale of Tournament of Champions. There are four chefs remaining who are competing for bragging rights and a $150,000 prize. The final four chefs are Jet Tila, Britt Rescigno, Maneet Chauhan, and Antonia Lofaso.  Maneet Chauhan won season 2 of Tournament of Champions and Jet Tila was in the final four of the last three seasons. Britt was also in the final four last season and Antonia Lofaso was in the final four in the first season.

For the semi-finals of season 5, Jet Tila will face Antonia Lofaso and the winner will represent the West in the final matchup.  Maneet Chauhan and Britt Rescigno will face off with the winner representing the East in the final matchup.  The two winners of those match-ups will face off in the finale to determine the winner of Tournament of Champions season five.

Here is a previous post about all of the matchups and outcomes for season 5 of Tournament of Champions, but below is how the final four got to this point:

  • Jet Tila beat Brian Malarkey 84-82, Carlos Anthony 79-79 (won tie breaker), and Mei Lin 82-79.
  • Maneet Chauhan beat Nini Nguyen 83-76, Eric Adjepong 86-83, and Tobias Dorzon 86-84.
  • Britt Rescigno beat Jonathon Sawyer 78-74, Marc Murphy 84-80, and Amanda Freitag 83-80.
  • Antonia Lofaso beat Casey Thompson 92-83, Michael Voltaggio 84-82, and Kevin Lee 85-81.

I will update this post with the winner of the final three match-ups after the episode airs and you can discuss this season of Tournament of Champions in the comments.

UPDATE - Continue reading if you want to know who won the final matchups and season 5 of Tournament of Champions.

The judges for the final matchups were Michael White, Eric Ripert, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, and Lorena Garcia.

During the first matchup Antonia Lofaso defeated Jet Tila by a score of 86 to 83. 

In the second semi-final matchup, Maneet Chauhan defeated Britt Rescigno by a score of 86-81.

This meant Antonia Lofaso was representing the West and Maneet Chauhan was representing the East in the final matchup.  This also guaranteed a female chef winning for every season of Tournament of Champions.

In the final battle Maneet Chauhan beat Antonia Lofaso by a score of 90 to 89 with the difference coming down to the randomizer score.  Maneet Chauhan is the winner of Season 5 of Tournament of Champions and takes home the $150,000 prize.  She is also the first chef to win Tournament of Champions multiple times. 

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