Baseline Skill Drill: 14 chefs are given 45 min. to make something using the ingredients in their bags. This will decide the teammates for Bobby Flay & Anne Burrell (she has never lost a season). The chef w/ the worst dish will get to choose their team first & the next-to-last place cook will be placed on the other team.
Carla: Ride or Die enchiladas
Mike: Fettuccini chicken alfredo
Alex: Bacon bird burger
Alina: Bacon chicken pyramid
Michael: Celery omelette medley
Aadip: Maniacal mole marinara mash-up
Diana: Oatmeal & quinoa fruit surprise
Dr. Bob: College dorm chili- WORST DISH
Tim: Tacos, rice & cheese- NEXT-TO-WORST
Anne: Dr. Bob, Sue, Aadip, Michael, Rasheeda, Diana & Crystal
Bobby: Tim, Alex, Mike, Carla, Alina, Chet & Carrie Lee
The cheftestant who cooks the winning meal in the finals will win $25K.
MAIN DISH CHALLENGE: Without using a microwave, the two squads have to make a meat & potatoes dish.
Anne: Seared pork chop w/ bacon & grape wine port sauce
Bobby: Beef tenderloin in mushroom, mustard & red wine sauce
WINNERS- Michael & Chet
ELIMINATED- Tim & Diana (Dishonorable mentions: Dr. Bob & Alina)