Bender once again makes another attempt at cooking for the crew, but as usual his food is totally unedible. Bender overhears everybody talking about how bad the meal was.
Determined to become a great chef, Bender pleads his case to Elzar asking him to teach him how to cook. But Elzar rejects him.
We see the devious side of Zoidberg as he takes a leaf out of Benders book and frames Fry for an act he committed. But unlike Bender, Dr Zoidberg feels guilt for what he has done. Bender stumbles across Helmet Spragel, the man who Elzar replaced on TV and it is he who agrees to teach Bender how to cook.
The cooking show that Bender battles Elzar on is a funny spoof of the Japanese Show Iron Chef.