The Chefs come into the Kitchen and Curtis Stone (Cold Fox or SCF, as I am abbreviating) is there, which is never a good sign. SCF announces that there will no QuickFire Challenge today, they are going straight into the Elimination Challenge. SCF also announces two guests: Christine and Jay.
Hottie and the Bride and Groom
Christine and Jay were planning to get married last March, but shortly before the wedding, the Maid of Honor was killed in a car accident and they decided to postpone the wedding. When they rescheduled, they went to deliver the deposit to the venue only to find they had vanished. Jerks. BIG JERKS.
The good news, SCF announces, Christine and Jay are getting married TOMORROW. And the Chefs are going to be the ones cooking for it. That’s right in 24 hours, these chefs will need to feed 200 people. Plenty of time, right? (No. It isn’t. In case you were thinking it was.)
Christine and Jay are relying on the Chefs to make it memorable. The couple’s favorite food is Asian and would really love to have a whole pig (which, sorry, takes more than 24 hrs to obtain, prep, cook, etc) and/or pigs blood soup.
Pig’s blood soup
Sorry, I should have better prepared you for that. I apologize.
The reception will take place at Ravella. They will have a budget of $6,000, and they will have 45 minutes to shop for food at Whole PayCheck and another store of which I did not catch the name, let’s call it Not-Whole Paycheck. They will be preparing a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, salad, a plated meal, cake and dessert buffet.
Oh look, Tammy Faye Baker is our Wedding Coordinator
The couple wants a “many tiered” cake. Art has volunteered to make the cake and makes a BIG deal about it, bragging how he just made Lady Gaga’s 25th Birthday Cake, and has made cakes for Oprah and Maya Angelou. So, you know he’s going to f*ck it up, right?
On the way to Whole Paycheck, Art spies a dude running in the dessert and he perks right up!!
Get those knees up, honey!
At Whole Paycheck the gang starts to get their “stuff” and they begin to reminisce about their own weddings. Chris prepped and catered his own wedding on a shoe-string budget. Thierry, who has been married for 25 years, woo’d and won his wife with Croque en Bouche.
Croque en “Bush”
Kerry’s best man and caterer was Tom Colicchio, who cooked calf-deep in water in the middle of a hurricane.
Let’s get this show on the road, I have a hot pan on the stove