After 13 grueling weeks of competition, the chefs must create the best four-course meal of their lives for their final challenge at Willamette Valley Vineyards. They’ll serve it to an esteemed table.
The chefs get an early wake-up call from Padma to go meet guest judge Brooke Williamson and dig for clams for their Quickfire Challenge. In the Elimination Challenge, the chefs honor James Beard. Kwame Onwuachi and Nina Compton serve as guest judges.
The Cheesier the Better
Padma is joined by Vitaly Paley and Gregory Gourdet to introduce an old school Quickfire Challenge. For the Elimination Challenge, Massimo Bottura tasks the chefs to pull inspiration from his famous parmigiano reggiano dish.
This week’s Quickfire Challenge takes inspiration from France’s infamous Black Box challenge. The chefs are surprised by guest judges Kristen Kish and Brooke Williamson who arrive with packages from their families. However, there’s a twist.
Tournament of Tofu
Tom, Gail and Richard Blais join Padma for the Quickfire Challenge where the chefs must create a dish featuring Chipotle’s 53 real ingredients. Then, Ed Lee tells the chefs they will be competing tournament style for the Elimination Challenge.
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein task the chefs with creating a dish using hipster ingredients. For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs create a recipe fit for the home cook. All-Star alumni Dale Talde and Richard Blais join the judges’ table.