Hubert Keller

From the elimination Quickfire to the high-intensity Elmination Challenge, Hubert Kuller felt the pressure.

on Oct 5, 2011

Little disappointing when Megan confirms that she is not taking the risk, by making a yeast donut. Why?  When on the other hand, Carlos goes for it! Love the idea and the practicality of Sally’s approach and going for the option on making sticks in order to dunk it into the coffee cup. Also, she is the only one who incorporated coffee into her glaze. She is all about flavors! And what happened to Matt with his ginger beignet? Did he truly run out of time to fill the cream into the beignets? Surprisingly, Orlando made a spicy donut that came out bland. Carlos' orange and lemon zest bombolinis with passion fruit cream looked clean and terrific, and the flavors were simple yet exciting and exotic. Congratulations, you deserve to win, and I would have loved tasting it and judging it! Sorry Megan. Your sounded like something went wrong, and it is disappointing being eliminated because of a donut!

Down to six chefs facing the Elimination Challenge! And what is the challenge? Chocolate. All about chocolate. A perfect challenge, no dirty tricks, with a very clean cut at the end! Two teams, Red (Matthew, Chris, and Katzie) and Blue (Orlando, Carlos, and Sally), and having to create a magnificent showpiece and being responsible creating their own signature chocolate dessert -- a challenge where pure creativity is expected!

By watching the two teams and seeing the way they were handling the challenge made me feel so satisfied and happy. Six professionals so geared up and competing for the title of TCJD! It gives me another sugar rush!