The first challenge is to prepare tacos, but tortillas and ground beef are out of stock. Also: sandwiches made with frozen food; and seafood dishes featuring five ingredients or less.
First, the chefs must create an Italian feast using only canned foods. Later, a "Closing Time" challenge involves hot dogs; and rice dishes are made using items from Guy's wild grocery list.
In a Single Aisle Showdown, chefs are tasked to make their best dish using only the produce and condiments aisle. And Guy Fieri's final game has two chefs using Five Ingredients or Less to make an upscale chicken dinner.moreless
The first challenge is grilled cheese sandwiches on a small budget; followed by desserts made from ingredients found in the meat, seafood and dairy aisles. Finally, the chefs are thrown a twist when preparing meals celebrating the holiday season.moreless
Guy Fieri first dares the chefs to make a five star dinner using frozen food. Then, chefs gather as many healthy kid meal items as they can hold in their arms. Pressure's on as the final chefs have two mins to shop before closing.moreless
Guy challenges the contestants to games of making an egg dish with a wacky list of ingredients, creating a dinner party meal for only $8, and improvising a new dish when the chef's bags are swapped.moreless
Grocery games featured this week include: Chefs making dishes using 5 or less ingredients, using ingredients from the candy/nuts/cereal aisles, and making a steak and potatoes dish without some key ingredients.
It's a Frozen Food Feud for the first game and, in the 2nd game, chefs get Guy's Grocery List and must use all the ingredients in a Mexican dish. The final two chefs can only cook what they carry without shopping carts.moreless
Guy's grocery games featured in this episode include using canned food to make a surf and turf dish, collect soup and sandwich ingredients without a shopping cart, and making a steak dinner using only the ingredient Guy specifies.moreless
Chefs make a mad dash to produce dept. for a salad, but the leafy greens are Out of Stock. Coupons come in handy during a Budget Battle. Making a comfort meal is easy, until Guy Fieri has the final chefs swap bags of ingredients.moreless
In Guy's first game, the chefs must create an Asian Stir Fry using no more than 5 ingredients. In the second game, they are given an unusual grocery list with the items that must be used for their fun family meal.moreless
In the final game, the two remaining chefs will make their best dishes using only ingredients from the frozen food aisle. The winner gets to go on a $uper $hopping $pree worth up to $20,000.moreless
It's show time. Each of the four remaining finalists must now design a show that realizes their culinary points of view and that will appeal to the Food Network viewers. The elimination will greenlight three of the four finalists who will then make their pilots under the direction of Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives), season two winner of The Next Food Network Star.
Mentor Challenge: Pitch Two Potential Pilots to the Mentors
Star Challenge: Film Your Pilot, Then Pitch It To the Network
The four remaining contestants must cook for Rachel and Guy's closest friends and family.
The two remaining celebrity contestants are challenged to open up their own restaurants and are then judged by the Zagat review method.