Danni Bleil is a food stylist in Ottsville, Pennsylvania.
René Stein is the sous chef at Seasonal in New York, New York.
Nancy Caballes is a private chef in Montclair, New Jersey.
Lester Walker is the executive chef at Copia in New York, New York.
Chef Danni - Grilled Sea Scallops with Cheddar Frico
Chef René - Pan-Seared Scallop and Guaje Bean Salad
Chef Nancy - Aged Cheddar Frico with Seared Scallops
Chef Lester - Cheese-Topped Scallops with Guaje Sauce
Chef Nancy Caballes was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought that the frico she made was burnt and that she did not use enough components.
Raspberry Lavender Risotto
Chef René - Roulade with Savoy Cabbage and Pan-Seared Bass
Chef Lester - Caul Fat Wrapped Bass with Risotto
Chef Danni - Pan-Seared Bass with Raspberry Risotto
Chef René Stein was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges cited raw fish and inedible fat on his dish.
Chef Lester - Dried Apple Parfait with Biscotti Baton
Chef Danni - Caramel Apple Gelato with Chocolate "Biscookie"
Chef Danni Bleil was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted overwhelming frico in her Appetizer; bony bass in her Entrée; and unrefined cookies in her Dessert.
Chef Lester Walker won the $10,000 prize.