The winner is: Chris and James and their prawns.
But Chris has won $5k for his charity The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, bringing his total to $41,000. James, for his trouble, gets a lap-dance from Patricia’s mole. You thought the mole got voted off WITH Patricia, didn’t you?
Kerry says “It not for the portion thing, we would have won.” Well, jackhole, we’ll never know because… you DID have a portion problem stemming from a COMMUNICATION problem on your part, Kerry.
Moving on to the Elimination Challenge… Curtis says “The key to a successful kitchen is having GREAT communication skills.” He goes on to say that over 200 Las Vegas schools don’t meet progress standards in education. (Wait… people actually LIVE in Las Vegas? They allow kids there??? – don’t comment that I suck, I’m just kidding, of course I know kids live in Las Vegas.) To fight this epidemic Southwest Career and Technical Academy created a program to help fix this- they have an Introduction to Culinary Arts Program.
For the Elimination Challenge, each Chef will be paired with two “stars” from the culinary program. The students will create and cook a dish, then the Chefs will need to taste it and partner with the students to interpret and elevate their dish to “master level.” The catch is , the Chefs will have to INSTRUCT the students, but they are not permitted to cook the dish for do any prep work.
Ok, they didn’t really explain this challenge very well, in my opinion.
In an interview Lorena says, incredulously, “I’m putting my chance to go to the finals in the hands of kids?!?!! This is very scary.”
The student’s “elevated” dishes will be served to the judges, a few teachers from their school, and their parents. The winner receives $10k for their charity and a ticket to the Finals.
The Chefs have to draw knives to choose their students.
Lorena pulls her knife and kills Kerry and Chris making her the winner of Top Chef Masters. Wow. I did NOT see that coming. Thanks for reading my recaps all season!!
Lorena is paired with Joseph (JoJo) and Jhane
Chris is paired with Lacey and Emilio
Kerry is paired with Brittany and Erwin
The Chefs pack up and leave and the students come in to cook their dishes.
The Chefs return to meet the students and sample their dishes.
Hi, I like pina coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain
Nice to meet you. I’m your worst nightmare.
If you screw this up for me I will pop a cap in your ass
I already threatened HER, now it’s YOUR turn