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The finalists cook "the most important meal of their lives" for the judges to determine which will be crowned Top Chef.
Guest Judges/Sous Chefs: April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig, Dan Barber of Blue Hill, and Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin
Special Guest Judges: Alfredo Ayala and Tim Zagat
Final Challenge: Create a Traditional Four Course Tasting Menu
There are four chefs and only three spots for the final round, and the contestants know it as they travel to Puerto Rico for the next two challenges.
Guest Judge: Wilo Benet
Quickfire Challenge: Make Two Frituras featuring Plantains
Elimination Challenge: Use a Whole Pig to create Dishes for a Governor's Mansion Event
Last season's relay race is back as the eight remaining chefs show off their speed and skills in set up, then they cater a wedding that takes sides.
Guest Judge: Gale Gand- Elimination Challenge
QuickFire Challenge: Mise en Place Relay Race
Elimination Challenge: Cater a Wedding
The contestants mix it up with Rick Bayless tonight as they dress up street food, and then take to the streets themselves to cater a community event.
Guest Judge: Rick Bayless
Quickfire Challenge: Create an Upscale Taco
Elimination Challenge: Mealstogether.com Block Party Challenge