Hell's Kitchen

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5 Chefs Compete

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With just five chefs left, the pressure is on like never before. Benjamin can't believe Autumn is still here, and (behind her back) he calls her a "deadbeat" and accuses her of getting away with doing as little work as possible.

The next morning, the chefs get ready for their next individual challenge. They're taken to a high-end grocery store where Chef Ramsay tells them that chefs have to be concerned about profits when they're running restaurants. So for this challenge, they're each given just $10 to select the best quality ingredients within their budget. Then they'll get 30 minutes to turn those ingredients into a profitable "fine dining" dish.

Back in "Hell's Kitchen," the chefs whip up their masterpieces and present them to their mentor along with three guest judges, including chef and restaurateur Joaquim Splichal, Saveur magazine deputy editor Dana Bowen, and Vern Lakusta, the general manager of Gordon Ramsay at the London. The judges will taste each dish and give Chef Ramsay a price they'd be willing to pay for the entree. The chef with the highest average price wins.

The judges are impressed Jay's pita-crusted lamb and give it an average price of $28.66. Jason's ravioli dish doesn't go over well, since he bought the raviolis already prepared. His average is only $16.00, and Jason himself admits he should have known better. Benjamin's seared lamb loin dish is criticized by Dana for not being creative, and he ends up with an average of $25.00. The judges truly enjoy Autumn's veal dish and shower her with compliments. Her average price, however, is $27.33, which keeps Jay in the lead. Holli's five-spice ahi tuna might have a bit too much going on, but the judges really like the flavors and give the dish an average price of $29.66, making her the winner.

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