Season 12 Episode 6

All-American Competition

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 03, 2012 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Mike Gowland is a chef at Manning's Eat-Drink-Cheer in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kimberly Parris is a personal chef and caterer with K. Parris Catering & Personal Chef Service in New York, New York.
Mary Rusch is the chef and restaurateur of Hash House in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Steve Overlay is a chef and executive pitmaster with Memphis Championship Barbecue in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Appetizer Baskets:
Fried Chicken
American Cheese
Apple Pie 
Chef Kimberly - Grilled Cheese Chicken Pot Pie
Chef Mary - Apple Pie Fried Chicken Salad over Spinach
Chef Steve - Buffalo Fried Chicken Salad over Spinach
Chef Mike - Fried Chicken & Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette
Chef Kimberly Parris was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges found that her dish just made them want more of many of the elements.
Entrée Baskets:
Maine Lobster
Hot Dogs
Frozen Lemonade
Potato Chips 
Chef Mary - All-American Lobster Hash with Poached Egg
Chef Steve - Lobster Linguine with Cognac Cream Sauce
Chef Mike - Grilled Lobster with Meunière Sauce and Hot Dog Hash
Chef Mary Rusch was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges did not feel that she developed all of the flavors in her dish.
Dessert Baskets:
Breakfast Toaster Pastries
Bourbon Whiskey
Corn on the Cob 
Chef Steve - Kentucky Peach & Sweet Corn Bourbon Crumble
Chef Mike - Peach Bread Pudding with Whiskey Diplomat Sauce
Chef Steve Overlay was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted the portion of his Appetizer and that his Dessert was a bit heavy.
Chef Mike Gowland won the $10,000 prize.

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