John Ramirez is an executive sous chef at Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown, New York. Chef Ramirez was eliminated after the Appetizer round because he deliberately left out the duck hearts because they were undercooked.
Remy Ayesh is a culinary instructor at the French Culinary Institute in New York, New York. Chef Ayesh was eliminated after the Entrée round.
Judson Branch is the senior sous chef at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Chef Branch was eliminated after the Dessert round because he used too many ingredients from the pantry, which muddled the flavors and exhibited a lack of clarity of
Justin Burdett is the chef de cuisine at Miller Union in Atlanta, Georgia. Chef Burdett won the $10,000 prize.