The chefs have a chance to reflect and pay homage to the person who taught them how to cook by making a “tribute dish” in their honor.

PREMIERE: Dec 21, 2011, 10:00 PM
Episode 8: Tribute Dinner

This week’s Quickfire will reach out to its fans via Twitter, as they follow instructions tweeted live by fans and create a dish based on what they want the chefs to do. Whenever Tom sees an idea he likes, he will call it out in the room. No matter which direction the chefs thought they were taking their dish, they will have to switch it up based on the latest tweet. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs have a chance to reflect and pay homage to the person who taught them how to cook by making a “tribute dish” in their honor. Legendary singer and cookbook author Patti Labelle guest judges, along with Emeril Lagasse, head judge Tom Colicchio, and host Padma Lakshmi.