Superstar chefs Melissa d'Arabian, Elizabeth Faulkner, Alex Guarnaschelli and Fabio Viviani deal with sabotages that include hitting the slots for ingredients, grating a giant block of cheese and cooking in banana leaves.
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.
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
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
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
Ted Allen challenges previous winners of The Next Food Network Star to create a three-course meal using mystery ingredients; the competitors are Melissa d'Arabian, Amy Finley, Jeff Mauro and Aarti Sequeira. The judges are Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown.moreless