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16 Chefs Compete

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Aired: 6/11/12

When the contestants return to the dorm following elimination, Robyn confronts Barbie, accusing her of bringing the whole team down and blaming her for everything falling apart in the kitchen during dinner service. Barbie chalks it up to Robyn starting to crack.

As a new day begins, Barbie wakes up everyone while cleaning the kitchen by banging pots and pans and stomping her feet. Robyn and Tiffany fly out of bed, and both seem ready to get physical with Barbie. Luckily, Chef Ramsay calls and breaks up the arguments.

When they arrive in the kitchen, Gordon tells the competitors to be quiet, and the teams see that the dining room is packed for a U.S. Citizenship ceremony. In celebrate the momentous occasion, Chef Ramsay tells the guests that the contestants will be whipping up an all-American meal in their honor. He then explains to the contestants that the first team to complete service for the 60 new citizens on their side of the dining room wins the challenge.

The menu consists of a California Cobb salad appetizer, followed by a choice of three entrees: Nebraska beef sliders, a New York-style pizza, and a Wisconsin grilled cheese sandwich. The test of speed and synchronization gets off to a rocky start.

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