Ella Brennan ran Emeril through the ringer before hiring him as chef of her New Orleans, Commander’s Palace.
The chefs head out on a perfect night to Bourbon Street.
Padma Lakshmi enjoys being the Swamp Queen while the chefs scramble to complete their dishes.
Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio don't waste time as they announce the chefs will jumping right into the Elimination Challenge.
The chefs are already thrown for a curve as they must create great dishes in a swamp.
Nicholas Elmi is Top Chef.
Nobody likes to come in second place.