This is the first episode where we hear Guy refer to the place of the competition as "the URS Arena." URS stands for Ultimate Recipe Showdown. Arena seems to be used to distinguish this show from Iron Chef's Kitchen Stadium.
Ivan Aviles – Boricua Plantain Sandwich
Anna Georgantonis-Keah – Squash Sandwiches
Michael Giletto – Germany's Version of the "South Philly Cheese Steak with a Twist"
Competitors Mac and Cheese:
Autumn Clements – Black and Tan Irish Mac and Cheddar
Brett Greenberg – French Onion "Soup" Mac and Cheese
Jenny Flake – Pepita Crusted Cheddar Jack Southwest Chicken Mac
Peg Schaefer – Mexitana Ancho-Lamb Chili Ray Isacsson – Spanish Influenced Chili with Collard Wrapped Pork, Chorizo and Sweet and Smoky Paprikas
Anne Tegtmeier – Ultimate Veggie Chili
Catherine: I think it's a very creative idea. I like the idea of French onion soup and mac n' cheese.
Autumn: I did a lot of black and tan in bar-tending and I thought what better way than to put it in macaroni.