In an emotional Elimination Challenge Chef José Andrés recruits the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, tasking the chefs with delivering over 500 meals to frontline workers at 3 local hospitals in Portland.
The chefs are transported into a magical kitchen forest with their prep tables replaced by stumps for this week’s Quickfire Challenge. Then, the cheftestants create a surf and turf dish for members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla.
Meet You At The Drive-In
Amar Santana joins Padma for the Quickfire Challenge honoring Mother’s Day. Then, the chefs will go head-to-head at the first-ever Top Chef Drive-In. Not only will they have to impress Richard Blais, but they will also need to win over the diners.
Thrown For a Loop
For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs create a dish featuring Campbell’s Soup. Then, the cheftestants get thrown for a loop when they find out they’ll be picking their fruit right off of the trees in the heart of Oregon’s Fruit Loop.
Pan African Portland
Gregory Gourdet and Kwame Onwuachi take the chefs on a tour of restaurants in Portland that feature food from the African diaspora. For the Elimination Challenge, the chefs must make dishes inspired by their tour for the judging and dining panel.
The Chefs enter the kitchen to find Padma and seven hungry all-star chefs. In this Quickfire the chefs will have just 30 minutes to serve eight plates of breakfast. For their Elimination Challenge, Amar Santana and Dale Talde join the judges’ table.
In an emotional Elimination Challenge, Chef José Andrés recruits the chefs to join World Central Kitchen, his nonprofit organization that provides meals for victims of natural disasters by making meals for frontline workers.