Last week, Art sashayed out the door and back to the land of Biscuits, Oprah and Lady Gaga’s collapsing cake. Unfortunately, we are still left with his annoying BFF, Lorena. There are five Chefs remaining, well, six if you count Patty’s mole. Patricia, Lorrrrrrrrrrrrrena, Takashi, Chris and Kerry. Putting it out there, this should come down to Patty / Chris / Takashi… let’s see if it does. Although Kerry has been growing on me, especially with his great facial expressions.
I worked the fourth meal and am exhausted
We open with Lorena explaining that she is exhausted. Apparently, she was working “fourth meal” last night at The Bell. Run for the border, Lorena, RUN. I really have developed a distaste for Lorena. I don’t trust someone who is always so happy. It’s not natural. Plus, I don’t like her picking on Patty, saying that she’s the one who will “put Patricia in her place” and does it with a smile on her face. Creeps me out. As far as I can tell these two are in the same “place.” Also, Lorena misses her wicked step-sister Art.
Hi Guys! Yes, I’m still gorgeous.
Hottie Stone welcomes the Chefs to the kitchen and asks if they are “used to others doing their prep work?” Lorena nods. Chris says he regularly butchers whole animals at his restaurant so prep is no problem for him.
For their Quick Fire Challenge the Chefs will need to separate 18 eggs, grate 2 pounds of parmesan down to the rind, and break down a whole filet into 5 steaks, portion size 7.5 oz to 8.5 oz.
Using these ingredients
There is a catch, they will not have the use of scales. If any part of your prep is incorrect, you can be disqualified. The first 2 Chefs to complete this mise en place will then use their mise en place to create a spectacular dish in 15 minutes. The winner will receive $5,000 for their charity and immunity from elimination in the Elimination Challenge.
Lorena is nervous because she doesn’t do mise en place regularly. (Chef side note, prep work and mise en place is the best way to keep your skills sharp.)
The Quick Fire begins, and Chris works at lightspeed. He is the first to request check.
All chefs stop working while Hottie inspects Chris’s work. Eggs are good, Cheese is good. Curtis starts to weigh the steaks and… there is one underweight. Unless Chris can come up with another filet, he is disqualified. Unfortunately, Chris has no meat left so he takes the DQ. Patty notes that he moves like lightening, but “speed without precision isn’t much good.” True, but normally you have a scale and there isn’t a hot Australian breathing down your neck.