Matthew Zappoli is the owner and executive chef of Tre Amici in Long Branch, New Jersey; he was previously the runner-up on Pods, Grills and Sticky Fingers.
Dominick Feragola is the sous chef at Broadway East in New York, New York; he was previously the runner-up on Sticking to It.
Lola Garand is a consulting chef in New York, New York; she was previously the runner-up on Flower Power.
Paul Viggiano is a cooking instructor and was the chef de cuisine at Doc's Steakhouse in Sparta, New Jersey; he was previously the runner-up on Pretty Please with a Pepper on Top.
Vegetable Yeast Spread
Chef Matthew - Beef Braciole with Sautéed Rainbow Chard
Chef Dominick - Beef Tartare with Braised Rainbow Chard
Chef Lola - Slider with Sautéed Rainbow Chard
Chef Paul - Pan-Seared Top Round with Stereo Sauces
Chef Paul Viggiano was chopped again after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought his dish had too much vinegar and that his meat was too tough.
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Chef Dominick - Pan-Seared Branzino with Jicama Relish
Chef Lola - Breaded Branzino with Bubble and Squeak
Chef Matthew - Pan-Seared Branzino with Jicama Rösti
Chef Lola Garand was chopped again after the Entrée round.
The judges found that the fish was under seasoned and that the crust was too heavy.
Crescent Roll Dough
Blueberry Jelly Beans
Chef Matthew - Ricotta and Chocolate Croissant
Chef Dominick - Blueberry Jelly Bean and Mascarpone Danish
Chef Dominick Feragola was chopped again after the Dessert round.
The judges did not find a lack of balance in his meal, citing the rainbow chard and yeast spread in his Appetizer and that the Dessert did not floor them.
This time, Chef Matthew Zappli won the $10,000 prize.