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17 Chefs Compete

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Aired: 6/5/12

Seventeen chefs remain in the pursuit of a dream job as the head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris in Las Vegas. After a pathetic showing on opening night, Chef Ramsay sends a wake-up call that he hopes will help the competitors find their rhythm, as Chef Scott arrives in the dorm with a rap crew to get them out of bed.

When the teams arrive downstairs, Chef Ramsay informs them that they had the worst-ever preparation of scallops. He presents them with two mounds of ice containing 125 scallops each and instructs them to find every one of the pieces and get them in the bucket.

Within seconds of starting, Royce is cut when a scallop hits him in the face; he is taken out of the competition to visit a medic. Barbie mostly stands by the sidelines as her team digs through the ice. When they're finished, they take their buckets of scallops to the kitchen, where they must shuck, clean, and cook as many properly prepared scallops as possible. The first team to deliver six stunning scallop dishes wins the challenge.

The men on Blue Team are the first to the pass, but with the round sides of the scallops facing out the plate is rejected. The women arrive with their first plate and earn one point. The men's next plate contains uneven sized slices, and the scallops are declined. The women arrive with another perfect plate and win their second point.

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