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15 Chefs Compete

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Aired: 4/16/13

In a continuation of last week's episode, after a disastrous dinner service, Chef Ramsay summons Ray and Dan from the Blue Team and Mary and Nedra from the Red Team and asks for their jackets. He puts all four of them on probation and informs them they must earn their jackets back by the end of the next dinner service or they will be sent home.

The following morning, Chef Ramsay introduces the next challenge - the contestants are asked to create their version of six classic Chinese dishes. They are presented with giant fortune cookies, which contain the names of the ingredients to use in the dishes. They will have three minutes to gather five ingredients for each of their six dishes. It's up to Dan and Ray for the Blue Team and Ja'Nel and Jacqueline for the Red Team to make sure the right combination of ingredients is selected for each dish. When the three minutes are up, both teams have 40 minutes to use the chosen ingredients to create six stunning dishes - dumplings, fried rice, soup, chow mein, spring rolls and stir-fry.

Master Chef Martin Yan is brought in to judge the dishes with Chef Ramsay. The women get the point for the fried rice round, but Chefs Yan and Ramsay prefer the Blue Team's stir-fry, tying the score. In round three they also like the men's spring roll, allowing the Blue Team to take the lead. When the dumplings come to the table, the women once again come out on top. Both teams get a point for their soups, so the chow mein will be the deciding point. Chef Yan picks the men's noodle dish, determining they will win the challenge.

Both Dan and Ray earn back their chef's jackets and are off probation. As a reward, the men go out to play a stress-relieving game of paintball, while the women are left behind to prep for dinner service, including making the labor-intensive pot stickers and dumplings.

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