Season 18 Episode 1

No Pain, No Shame

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 26, 2013 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Kristen Gregory is the executive chef at Firefly Grille in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jason Rivas is the chef de cuisine at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa in Temecula, California.
Tek Moore is the executive chef at Le Barricou in Brooklyn, New York.
Jonah Frazier is the executive chef at Garden Terrace in Belmont Park in Belmont, New York.
Appetizer Baskets:
Smoked Catfish
Ricotta Salata
Giant Jawbreaker
Watermelon Soda
Chef Kristen - Aromatic Catfish Soup with Spicy Spinach 
Chef Jason - Catfish Ceviche Taco with Ricotta Salata and Watermelon Relish 
Chef Tek - Catfish Croquettes with Jawbreaker & Soda Gastrique 
Chef Jonah - Soupe de Poisson with Watermelon Soda and Jawbreaker Broth
Chef Jonah Frazier was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges did not think he executed his sauce well. 
Entrée Baskets:
Lamb Tagine
Miso Paste
Croissant Doghnuts
Zucchini Blossoms 
Chef Jason - Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Stew with Asian Noodles
Chef Tek - Braised Lamb with French Toast and Miso Soubise
Chef Kristen - Lamb & Goat Cheese Zucchini Blossom with Bread Pudding
Chef Jason Rivas was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges did not feel that he repurposed the lamb tagine enough.
Dessert Baskets:
Blueberry Scones
Ginger Preserves
Gjetost Cheese 
Chef Tek - Blueberry Crumble with Pancett and Gjetost Rosemary Sauce
Chef Kristen - Lemon Mousse Tart with Ginger and Gjetost Caramel Sauce
Chef Tek Moore was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges thought that the Dessert lacked a vehicle to make sure everything was incorporated well.
Chef Kristen Gregory won the $10,000 prize.