Top Chef: Just Desserts

Showpiece

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 8/24/11
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  • Episode Description
  • 14 pastry chefs will compete to win the prize of $100.000, a feature in Food & Wine magazine and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Cayman Cookout.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Iuzzini

    Head Judge

  • Hubert Keller

    Judge

  • Dannielle Kyrillos

    Judge

  • Vanarin Kuch

    Contestant - Season 2

  • Sally Camacho

    Contestant - Season 2

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (2)

    • Elimination Challenge

      Divided into four teams the pastry chefs have to create a plated dessert and a showpiece based on a classic fairy tale for a fairy tale costume gala.
      The teams are
      Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Nelson, Orlando, Sally & Rebecca
      Hansel and Gretel: Melissa, Lina & Vanarin
      Jack and the Beanstalk: Craig, Katzie & Megan
      Little Red Riding Hood: Amanda, Carlos, Chris & Matthew
      Winning Team:Little Red Riding Hood
      Winning dessert:Rose Scented Bomboloni, Coconut Tapioca, and Red Berry GĂ©lee
      Top two teams: Little Red Riding Hood,Goldilocks and the Three Bears
      Bottom two teams: Hansel and Gretel,Jack and the Beanstalk
      Eliminated: Lina of Hansel and Gretel

    • Quickfire Challenge

      The pastry chefs in groups of two have to give a modern flair to a classic soda shop dessert.
      Winner: Amanda & Nelson
      Winning Dessert:Chocolate Sponge Cake, Pickled Cherries, and Pistachios
      Prize: Both members of the team will receive immunity in the elimination challenge
      Top two teams: Amanda&Nelson, Carlos&Rebecca
      Bottom two teams: Megan&Orlando, Lina&craig

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