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9 Chefs Compete

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Now that Salvatore is gone, the teams are in a tizzy. Benjamin is frustrated with Siobhan and full of negative comments, while the Blue Team is concerned about only having four members compared to the Red Team's five. The next morning, Scott calls the dorm with some news: Chef Ramsay is taking everyone to one of Los Angeles' oldest and most famous French restaurants. The contestants put on their snazziest attire and are surprised when they end up at an old sandwich shop. Turns out Chef Ramsay has brought them to Philippe's, a Los Angeles institution, because the 100-year-old restaurant lays claim to inventing the French dip sandwich.

After they sit down and dig in, Chef Ramsay gives them their next challenge: Back in "Hell's Kitchen," they'll each have 30 minutes to create an amazing gourmet sandwich. As they get cooking, Benjamin continues to criticize Siobhan and what she's making. After the 30 minutes is up, Chef Ramsay asks the Red Team to choose the person with the worst sandwich to sit out in order to even up the number of competitors.

The Red Team agrees Siobhan's looks and sounds the worst and knocks her out of the competition. First up is Benjamin's pan-seared ahi tuna on ciabatta. Chef Ramsay enjoys it, but he also likes Ed's open-faced grilled ahi sandwich. He gives both teams a point.

The second round presents two more stellar sandwiches -- Holli's smoked duck breast on pumpernickel and Jason's sloppy joe with lobster. Again, both teams score. Next, Jay's country pork pate sandwich beats out Fran's balsamic chicken with roasted peppers because of her soggy bread. And finally, Nilka's roasted pork with truffle mayo wins over Autumn's pork loin with sauteed vegetables. Chef Ramsay says Autumn's presentation is like the work of a first-year culinary student. Ouch.

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