Top Chef

Food for the People

Season 2, Ep 3, Aired 11/1/06
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  • Episode Description
  • The 13 remaining contestants are asked to make food for everyday people: beach goers and firemen. Guest Judge: Stephen Bulgarelli. QuickFire Challenge: Create an Original Ice Cream Flavor. T.G.I. Friday's Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Updating a Childhood Favorite. Round Three.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gail Simmons

    Judge

  • Padma Lakshmi

    Host/Judge

  • Tom Colicchio

    Head Chef/Judge

  • Marcel Vigneron

    Season 2 Contestant

  • Betty Fraser

    Season 2 Contestant

  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Though not my type of ice cream!

    By JPPT1974, Jun 08, 2008

  • We all love ice cream

    By lsburton, Mar 28, 2008

  • Although they may not be used to making food for the masses, this challenge takes their talent to the limits!

    By tec2030, Nov 05, 2006

  • Lessons not learned!

    By tiredoldguy, Nov 03, 2006

  • Bacon and Avocado Ice Cream- what?????

    By angieaha, Nov 02, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Cliff: (referring to his QuickFire dish) I'm staring this ice cream down like it owes me money.

    Notes (2)

    • Marcel calls himself a molecular gastronomist, and this is a real school of culinary thought. The purpose of molecular gastronomy is to use science to explore the components of flavors, investigate old wives' tales and techniques, and create new combinations. It melds the art of cuisine with the science of chemistry to take food to a whole new level.

    • Guest chef Stephen Bulgarelli is the Senior Director/Executive Chef for T.G.I. Friday's restaurant chain.

    Trivia (3)

    • QuickFire Challenge Dishes Shown: Marisa - Vanilla peanut & swirls. Cliff - Marshmallow with cookies. Michael - Peanut butter, jelly & bananas. Betty - Redondo Beach berry. Ilan - Bacon & waffle. Carlos - Avocado, vanilla & marshmallow. Sam - Ginger snap & citrus crumble. Marcel - Bacon & avocado. Josie - Peach cobbler. Emily - Calming chocolate with lavender.

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes: Michael - Cheese steak sandwich with onion rings. Marcel - Pork chops with mashed potatoes and cabbage. Sam - Summer fruit salad. Emily - Super slamming surf & turf. Frank - Wonderland mushroom fantasy. Ilan - Bacon smoked roasted corn. Cliff - Grown up mac & cheese with fish sticks. Josie - Miami style BBQ steak skewers with fire roasted salsa. Elia - Shrimp & fish tacos with guacamole and fried beans. Carlos - Chicken fried shrimp with corn, red pepper and lime salad. Mia - Mama Mia meatloaf sandwich with spicy ketcharella. Marisa - Strawberry crisp with orange caramel sauce. Betty - Grilled cheese with portobello mushrooms & roasted red pepper soup.

    • Emily was eliminated this episode. Betty was the winner.

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