Top Chef

Season 2 Episode 3

Food for the People

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Nov 01, 2006 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • QuickFire Challenge Dishes Shown:

      Marisa - Vanilla peanut & swirls.
      Cliff - Marshmallow with cookies.
      Michael - Peanut butter, jelly & bananas.
      Betty - Redondo Beach berry.
      Ilan - Bacon & waffle.
      Carlos - Avocado, vanilla & marshmallow.
      Sam - Ginger snap & citrus crumble.
      Marcel - Bacon & avocado.
      Josie - Peach cobbler.
      Emily - Calming chocolate with lavender.

    • Elimination Challenge Dishes:

      Michael - Cheese steak sandwich with onion rings.
      Marcel - Pork chops with mashed potatoes and cabbage.
      Sam - Summer fruit salad.
      Emily - Super slamming surf & turf.
      Frank - Wonderland mushroom fantasy.
      Ilan - Bacon smoked roasted corn.
      Cliff - Grown up mac & cheese with fish sticks.
      Josie - Miami style BBQ steak skewers with fire roasted salsa.
      Elia - Shrimp & fish tacos with guacamole and fried beans.
      Carlos - Chicken fried shrimp with corn, red pepper and lime salad.
      Mia - Mama Mia meatloaf sandwich with spicy ketcharella.
      Marisa - Strawberry crisp with orange caramel sauce.
      Betty - Grilled cheese with portobello mushrooms & roasted red pepper soup.

    • Emily was eliminated this episode. Betty was the winner.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Marcel calls himself a molecular gastronomist, and this is a real school of culinary thought. The purpose of molecular gastronomy is to use science to explore the components of flavors, investigate old wives' tales and techniques, and create new combinations. It melds the art of cuisine with the science of chemistry to take food to a whole new level.

    • Guest chef Stephen Bulgarelli is the Senior Director/Executive Chef for T.G.I. Friday's restaurant chain.

  • Allusions