Chris Rendell is the chef de cuisine at Double Crown in New York, New York. Chef Rendell was eliminated after the Appetizer round because the sliminess of his clams and nopales overwhelmed the dish.
Ronaldo Linares is a chef at Martino's Cuban Restaurant in Somerville, New Jersey. Chef Linares was eliminated after the Entrée round because his cauliflower sauce was too bland and the pork skin was burned.
Denise Baron is the culinary director at Burtons Grill in Boston, Massachusetts. Chef Baron was eliminated after the Dessert round because her appetizer dish as a whole didn't go together and her strawberry tofu mousse was more a breakfast item than a dessert.
Miguel Aguilar is the head chef at Piquant in New York, New York. Chef Aguilar considers himself the best Peruvian chef in New York and he won the $10,000 prize.