Marco wants the teams to be inspired by nature and brings them to Central Park. A park forager helps them to find edible herbs in the park, while Marco himself prepares a meal with herbs collected from the park. The black team wins the first challenge with a grilled squab dish. As a prize the black team will have a maitre'd to help them out in the dinner service without reservations.
The teams have to prepare a four dish menu with inspiration from the park. Dean is the head chef of the black team, while Kelsey is the same for the red team. The chefs are struggling, as they don't know how many guests will come. Marco tells, that the restaurants will be assessed by a Zagat survey. Dean from the black team slices his hand and has to leave to the hospital. On a thirty point basis on decor, food and service Soul wins the challenge with only ten points. Michael and Panya are blamed for the loss and have to leave.