Chef Ramsay has just sent Amanda home, but he's not done yet. Cyndi, Zach and Barret are still on the chopping block. He decides Barret is in over his head and eliminates him. Now just ten chefs remain.
The next day Chef Ramsay asks one player from each team to enter a glass booth containing hundreds of pieces of paper blowing around inside. Each slip contains an ingredient, and the contestants have 45 seconds to gather as many as possible for their team.
Susan gets in the booth to gather ingredients for the women, and Anthony represents the men. Now each player must create one delicious and visually stunning dish using at least five ingredients from the papers that Susan and Anthony have grabbed for their teams.
Chef Ramsay's guest judge is Jennifer Garcia, senior writer for People magazine. After looking at all five dishes from both groups, they will choose the three best-looking plates from each team and taste only those selections. The chef on the winning team with the best dish will be featured in People magazine. They pick Ja'Nel, Cyndi and Mary for the Red Team and Anthony, Zach and John for the Blue.
In the tasting phase, Jon's duck breast gets 92 points out of a possible 100. Ja'Nel's prawns get an 89. Anthony earns only an 82 for his halibut. And Cyndi's sea bass scores a 90, giving the women a five-point lead heading into the final round.
Zach earns 83 points with his beef. Even though Mary's flank steak misses the mark a bit, she still scores a 90. The women once again win the challenge, and Mary's dish will be featured in People magazine.
The men must work off their loss by spending the day cleaning the dorm rooms for both teams. The women are off to a makeover and photo shoot for Star Watch. And they all receive a top-of-the-line Vitamix blender.
When they return to Hell's Kitchen, Chef Ramsay calls all of the contestants down to his office. He tells them that the dining room is closed to the public tonight, but he is opening the doors for two tables of 12 members of the U.S. Army. The competitors must prep for service immediately.
One chef from each kitchen will be responsible for each of the six courses on the menu. Both kitchens will serve their dishes at precisely the same time.
Ja'Nel and Jon make the appetizers, and both kitchens successfully deliver the prawns. Nedra and Ray are up next on the linguine. Nedra struggles to get her water boiling for the pasta, and Ray has difficulty delegating to his teammates. They both deliver the second course, but an unhappy diner sends back one of Ray's dishes
Mary and Michael have eight minutes to get their risotto to the pass. They both stay well-coordinated and deliver their dishes in perfect unison. In the meantime, Zach purposefully gives Ray cold sauce, so his refired pasta is still not delivered.
Anthony and Cyndi take control of the next course and send perfect fish to the diners. Ray finally finishes his last order of lobster linguine, two courses late.
Susan and Zach prepare the final entrée - New York steak. Susan struggles to get hers cooked in sync with the Blue Team's, and Zach does not season his steaks. Despite the lack of leadership, both teams finally deliver their beef.
Despite their efforts, Chef Ramsay names both teams as the losers and asks them to nominate the one weakest link in their kitchens. The women select Nedra, and the men choose Ray. But Ray points out that Zach sabotaged him on the line, and Chef Ramsay asks all three chefs to step forward. In the end Chef Ramsay eliminates Ray.