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The chefs create dishes as inspired by romantic comedies. Then, they whip up palate-pleasing plates for children. Guest judge: Mindy Kaling.
The culinarians must reinvent nachos. Later, they're divided into pairs and cook up a fish dish for Malibu locals. Ali Larter is the guest judge.
Olympic skater Brian Boitano guest judges as the contestants put on a Japanese style cuisine experience. Other judges include Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken, Jonathan Waxman, and Rick Moonen.
The chefs serve up their version of a burger for a surprise guest critic. Also: The culinarians pay tribute to teachers through food; and three contestants advance to the finale.
The chefs create dishes with a Mexican flair for a wrestling troupe.
The chefs create classic American cuisine with an Asian spin.
The chefs must whip up their own version of curry. Later, they throw a surprise engagement party for host Curtis Stone. Also appearing: Lindsay Price.
Thirteen chefs arrive in Los Angeles to participate in culinary heats in the Season 5 opener. Here, the foodies take flight by cooking outdoors for a professional skydiving team and are given the opportunity to dive from the sky themselves. In Season 5, the chefs also have sous-chefs who will compete in their own online competition.moreless
In a task that packs a punch, the chefs step into the boxing ring and serve up cuisine in culinary matches. Former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is the guest judge.
The epic "Restaurant Wars" challenge tasks the foodies to open eateries with a Los Angeles theme. Also appearing: actress Busy Philipps and culinary editor Dana Cowin.
Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson from The B-52's star as guest judges. The chefs are given the challenge of using local ingredients to make a salad bar for the Hualapai tribe in the Grand Canyon. In the elimination challenge the chefs are given some unusual ingredients which they must use to cook something for 24 members of the Hualapai tribe.moreless
The winning chef is named in the Season 4 finale. Before that, the final two culinarians battle it out by creating a dish with the help of staffers from their own restaurants back home.
The chefs create a dish using aphrodisiac ingredients. Later, they launch their own Thai restaurant and revamp classic Thai meals. Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is the guest judge.
After the chefs arrive in Las Vegas, they vie for ingredients – appropriately enough with a card game run by the locals. Next, they use the ingredients to create a buffet for the actors, musicians and other performers on the strip.
The ace chefs instruct a mystery guest to make a dish in the penultimate Season 4 episode. Later, they mentor culinary students.
Season 5 comes to a close with the final three master chefs creating memorable dishes from their personal and professional lives, after which the winner is revealed.