Team Top Chef

The chefs serve Habitat for Humanity volunteers from food trucks.

on Oct 10, 20130

The Yellow Team kills it with Carlos and Aaron's tacos, Carrie and Aaron's empanadas, and Travis and Brian's ceviche. Those tacos looked enormous, and according to Tom were "muy bueno." Ultimately, Carrie gets the win for her exceptional empanada dough. That girl is on fiiiiire! She also taught us a fun trick: to roll out your dough with an ice-cold bottle of wine instead of a rolling pin to keep your dough cool and together.





Since your wine bottle will be covered in flour after, you should probably just go ahead and drink it. That's my chef tip.

The Green Team's mediterranean offerings were also well-received. And despite some issues with Bene feeling unheard, the Red Team was safe as well. We'll see if the chefs pay more attention to him next time.

Ultimately, the Blue Team's offerings had the most flaws. Bret served a cold ceviche with a hot element. Patty's tomato was out of season and had no place on her tuna slider. And Jason made his salmon hand roll ahead of time so he could shmooze the crowd. Jason ends up going home and vows to slay his competition in Last Chance Kitchen. Looks like I won't have to defend Jason's cocky comments every week here! So, there's that., After a weak premiere, Patty seems to be skating on thin ice. Hopefully she can turn it around.

Tell me: did Jason deserve to go home? Which truck would you frequent?

Until next week, Have a Nosh!

4 comments
hoottoon
hoottoon

Where is the empanada recipe?

momacat
momacat

IMO the blatant disrespect Jason showed toward Leah Chase with his comments was more than enough to send that Ken doll packing.

kris3186
kris3186

Go Iowa!  I'm rooting for Carrie this season as a former Iowan.  Show them we aren't all meat and pototoes, girl!

motherhubbard
motherhubbard

 @kris3186 "Oh, there's nothing halfway about the Iowa way we treat you when we treat you—which we may not do at all."