Andrea Glick is a private chef and instructor in Long Island, New York.
Nick Grosz is the executive chef at Norwood Club in New York, New York.
Lisa Beels is the executive chef and entrepreneur of Haute Palate and Petite Palate in New York, New York.
Eric Levine is the executive chef with Encore Catering in East Hanover, New Jersey.
New Zealand Mussels
Chef Andrea - Steamed Mussels with Pear Chutney
Chef Nick - Steamed Mussels with Waffle Crostini
Chef Lisa - Mussels in Pear Marula Broth with Croutons
Chef Eric - Steamed Mussels with Marula Pear Reduction
Chef Andrea Glick was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges felt that she did not present very well and that the mussels were not cleaned properly.
Root Beer Schnapps
Chef Nick - Cocoa-crusted Ostrich with Lap Cheong Hash
Chef Lisa - Honey Mustard Ostrich with Root Beer Reduction
Chef Eric - Seared Ostrich with Curry-Fried Blossoms
Chef Lisa Beels was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges cited many technical flaws, such as undercooked potatoes and leaving the stems on the squash blossoms.
Puffed Rice Cereal
Chef Eric - Rice & Cashew Nougat with Horned Melon Sauce
Chef Nick - Pain Perdu with Horned Melon Gelée & Gummy Jus
Chef Nick Grosz was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges pegged him as the winner until he disappointed them in the final round.
Chef Eric Levine won the $10,000 prize.