The new contestants are introduced and then must cook with one of three proteins native to the Louisiana swamp: alligator, turtle, or frog.
Quickfire Challenge: None
Elimination Challenge: Create a Dish Highlighting a Louisiana Delicacy
Season 5 comes to a close with the final three master chefs creating memorable dishes from their personal and professional lives, after which the winner is revealed.
The chefs serve up their version of a burger for a surprise guest critic. Also: The culinarians pay tribute to teachers through food; and three contestants advance to the finale.
The chefs create dishes with a Mexican flair for a wrestling troupe.
The culinarians must reinvent nachos. Later, they're divided into pairs and cook up a fish dish for Malibu locals. Ali Larter is the guest judge.
The chefs create dishes as inspired by romantic comedies. Then, they whip up palate-pleasing plates for children. Guest judge: Mindy Kaling.
The epic "Restaurant Wars" challenge tasks the foodies to open eateries with a Los Angeles theme. Also appearing: actress Busy Philipps and culinary editor Dana Cowin.
The chefs must whip up their own version of curry. Later, they throw a surprise engagement party for host Curtis Stone. Also appearing: Lindsay Price.
The chefs create classic American cuisine with an Asian spin.