Season 5 Episode 13

Yes, Virginia, There is a Chopping Block

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Nov 28, 2010 on Food Network

Episode Recap

Patricio Sadoval is the chef and restaurateur of Mercadito in New York, York.
Kenneth Collins is the executive chef at Gospel Uptown in New York, New York.
Laura Simpson is the chef de cuisine at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Wade Burch is the executive chef at South West NY in New York, New York.
Appetizer Baskets:
Pomegranate Juice
Red Chard
Gingerbread Cookie Dough
Chef Wade - Oysters Rockefeller with Braised Red Chard
Chef Laura - Oysters Mignonette with White Wine
Chef Kenneth - Oyster with Smoked Bacon Chard & Pomegranate
Chef Patricio - Raw Oyster with Red Chard & Apple Salsa
Chef Kenneth Collins was chopped after the Appetizer round.
The judges felt that his choice to put so much of the cookie under the other pieces on his plate was a poor one.
Entrée Baskets:
Irish Cream Liqueur
Maraschino Cherries
Blue Cheese 
Chef Laura - Roasted Goose with Potatoes & Chutney
Chef Patricio - Sautéed Goose with Cheese/Cherry Sauce
Chef Wade - Goose 2-Ways with Blue Cheese Sauce & Jus
Chef Patricio Sandoval was chopped after the Entrée round.
The judges noted that his dish didn't seem appropriate as Entrée.
Dessert Baskets:
Pasilla Chiles
Peppermint Patties
Sour Cream
Chef Wade - Boniato Latkes with Ice Cream and Mint Fudge
Chef Laura - Chile Boniato Pudding with Mint Hot Chocolate
Chef Laura Simpson was chopped after the Dessert round.
The judges cited a lack of balance in her Appetizer and textural flaws in her Dessert.
Chef Wade Burch won the $10,000 prize.