Jimmy Tessier is the chef de cuisine at Bacio in the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Courtney Renn is a personal chef with Chef Courtney in Atlanta, Georgia.
Akiko Thurnauer is the chef and restaurateur of Family Recipe in New York, New York.
Nathaniel Zimet is the chef and restaurateur of Boucherie in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Chef Jimmy - Trout Lettuce Wrap with Strawberry Relish
Chef Courtney - Trout & Arugula Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Chef Akiko - Trout Tempura with Rhubarb Purée
Chef Nathaniel - Pan-Seared Trout with Lemon Verbena Fumet
Chef Courtney Renn was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges cited that she served incomplete plates.
Scottish Red-Legged Partridge
Peanut Butter Taffy
Red Curry Paste
Chef Akiko - Partridge Two Ways with Coconut Curry Sauce
Chef Nathaniel - Partridge Leg and Meatball with Sweet Potato Kale Hash
Chef Jimmy - Partridge with Charred Kale and Red Curry Peanut Drizzle
Chef Jimmy Tessier was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges explained that the partridge was severely overcooked.
Dulce de Leche
Sesame Seed Buns
Chef Nathaniel - Sesame Seed Dumpling with Pineapple Salad
Chef Akiko - Cocoa Sesame Bread Cake with Smokey Pineapple
Chef Akiko Thurnauer was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges described issues with her consistency.
Chef Nathaniel Zimet won the $10,000 prize.