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9 Chefs Compete

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Although Garret tabbed Tom and Giacomo for elimination last week, Chef Ramsay made his own decision and sent Gabe packing. The teams retreat to the dorms after another long day.

Early the next morning, Chef Ramsay calls the dorms and orders everybody to the dining room. Within minutes, everybody but Sara is in the dining room. Unfortunately for her, she was in the shower. Chef Ramsay doesn't appreciate the delay or the lack of communication amongst the teams. He then divulges that day's challenge. The teams will be cooking three entrees from the existing menus. But the twist is, only one team member will be in the kitchen at a time.

Virginia and Tom head to the kitchens first. Chef Ramsay informs them that the teams will be cooking a chicken entrée, the tortellini dish, and the salmon. And all must be completed in 20 minutes. But only they know that right now. Tom looks in a refrigerator and finds some pre-prepared tortellini, while Virginia starts hers from scratch. Chef Ramsay spots Tom's shortcut and orders him to make fresh tortellini. With five minutes up, Giacomo and Rachel rush in as replacements. Tom and Virginia have only 15 seconds to tell them everything that needs to be done. Both teams complete a successful first change.

Next into the kitchen are Keith and Maribel. But Maribel doesn't hear Rachel tell her about the tortellini. Meanwhile, Keith begins new tortellini, even though Giacomo clearly told him that dish was already prepared. Sara and Garrett are left to finish off the three entrees. Maribel doesn't manage to explain anything to Sara. Garrett, misunderstanding Keith, begins yet another batch of tortellini. When 20 minutes expire, Sara plates only chicken and salmon, totally unaware of the tortellini entrée. Garrett managed to complete all three entrees, and although he didn't sauce the tortellini, that dish still wins by default. A slouching Tom asks if he can speak, and Chef Ramsay derides his posture as that of a fat slob. In a confessional, Tom asks if Chef Ramsay knows who he's speaking to, and claims that one wouldn't want to get into a street fight with Tom.

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