Rob Runn is a food service specialist on the USCGC Sturgeon Bay (WTGB-109) in Bayonne, New Jersey. Chef Runn was eliminated after the Appetizer round.
Monica Byrne is a chef and restaurateur at Home/Made in Brooklyn, New York. Chef Byrne received praise for making a flatbread dish, but her dough wasn't completely baked. Chris Santos found a hair on his dish. She was eliminated after Entrée round.
Anna Maria Santorelli is a chef and restaurateur at Anna Maria's in Larchmont, New York. Chef Santorelli cut her hand during the appetizer round and the injury appeared to affect her potential for the rest of the competition. She was eliminated after the Dessert round.
James Gillespie is a culinary instructor in New York, New York. Although Chef Gillespie was criticized during the entree round for piling up his pots and pans on the floor and having an untidy and unsafe kitchen, he won the $10,000 prize.