Season 17 Episode 4

Hero Chefs

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 10, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Pedro Rodriguez is the head chef with the New York City Rescue Mission in New York, New York.
Nicki Bogie is a culinary instructor with The Fresh Air Fund in Fishkill, New York.
Wilhelmina Bell is the executive chef at Children's Village and the program coordinator of C-CAP in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Derek Walker is the executive chef at Bread and Roses Café in Venice, California.
Appetizer Baskets:
Chicken Soup
Ground Pork
Pattypan Squash
Barbecue Sauce

Chef Pedro - Jerk BBQ Bolognese with Fried Pattypan Squash
Chef Nicki - Jerk Pork Meatball with Pan-Seared Pattypan Squash
Chef Wilhemina - Ragoût of Ground Pork over Fried Potatoes and Squash
Chef Derek - Country Pork Dumpling Soup with Sautéed Squash
Chef Wilhemina Bell was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges thought her dish was too sweet overall.
Entrée Baskets:
Chinese Broccoli
Finger Limes
Chef Nicki - Scallops Two Ways with Blanched Chinese Broccoli
Chef Derek - Pan-Seared Scallops with Sautéed Chinese Broccoli
Chef Pedro - Pan-Seared Scallops with Scalloped Potatoes
Chef Pedro Rodriguez was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges cited his presentation.
Dessert Baskets:
Aged Cheddar Cheese
Granny Smith Apples
Hamburger Buns
Vanilla Frosting
Chef Derek - Cheddar & Apple Cookie with Raspberry Cream
Chef Nicki - Deconstructed Apple Crumb Cake with Aged Cheddar Ice Cream
Chef Nicki Bogie was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges noted undercooked meatballs in the Appetizer round and improperly prepared scallops in her Entrée.
Chef Derek Walker won the $10,000 prize.

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