Season 2 Episode 12

All-Stars Showdown

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 22, 2009 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Einat Admony is the chef and owner of Taïm in New York, New York; she won for the first time on Banana, Collard Greens, Grits.
Cody Utzman is the chef and restaurateur of Brooklyn Standard in Brooklyn, New York; he won previously on A Wish Upon a Starfruit.
Jackie Lee is a private chef in New York, New York; she won previously on Jumbo Shrimp, Pepperoncini, Cereal.
Andre Marrero is the chef tournant at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in New York, New York; he won previously on Avocado, Tahini, Bran Flakes.
Appetizer Baskets:
Lavash Bread
Preserved Lemons
Chef Einat - Pan-Seared Squab with Fattoush Salad
Chef Cody - Spiced Squab with Poached Lemon & Tomato Salad
Chef Jackie - Pan-Seared Squab with Lemon & Thyme Sauce
Chef Andre - Crispy Fried Squab with Red Pepper Coulis
Chef Jackie Lee was chopped after the Appetizer round. 
The judges did not enjoy the texture of the sauce she made and they found that she overcooked the squab.
Entrée Baskets:
Ginger Snaps
Beef Jerky
Chef Cody - Pan-Seared Bluefish with White Bean & Ginger Hash
Chef Andre - Blackened Bluefish with Papaya Salad
Chef Einat - Pan-Seared Bluefish with Asian Papaya Salad
Chef Einat Admony was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges did not appreciate her use of the ginger snaps.
Dessert Baskets:
Butter Crackers
Feta Cheese
Chef Andre - Grapefruit Brulée with Chocolate & Feta Crumble
Chef Cody - Feta & Ricotta Donut with Gin Caramel Sauce
Chef Andre Marrero was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted that there was not enough meat utilized in his Appetizer or Entrée and that his Dessert did not read as a Dessert to them. 
Chef Cody Utzman won again in this round, securing $10,000 and a place in the fourth and final round of this Champions Event.