In a task that packs a punch, the chefs step into the boxing ring and serve up cuisine in culinary matches. Former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is the guest judge.
The chefs create a dish using aphrodisiac ingredients. Later, they launch their own Thai restaurant and revamp classic Thai meals. Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is the guest judge.
Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson from The B-52's star as guest judges. The chefs are given the challenge of using local ingredients to make a salad bar for the Hualapai tribe in the Grand Canyon. In the elimination challenge the chefs are given some unusual ingredients which they must use to cook something for 24 members of the Hualapai tribe.moreless
Olympic skater Brian Boitano guest judges as the contestants put on a Japanese style cuisine experience. Other judges include Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Jonathan Waxman, and Rick Moonen.
After the chefs arrive in Las Vegas, they vie for ingredients – appropriately enough with a card game run by the locals. Next, they use the ingredients to create a buffet for the actors, musicians and other performers on the strip.moreless
The three remaining chefs travel to Vancouver. There, they play a tag-team Quickfire with an assist from some Asian master chefs. Next, they are asked to combine Texas and Vancouver into a cocktail and dish that best exemplifies each of their transitions from the Southwest heat to the Northwest cold.
Guest Judge: None
Quickfire Challenge: Team up with a Top Chef Master to Create an Asian Inspired Dish
Elimination Challenge: Create One Dish & One Cocktail for "Fire & Ice" Party