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15 Chefs Compete

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Aired: 7/25/11

With the men's team down by three players, Chef Ramsay has told the women that they must pick a volunteer to switch groups and don a blue chef's jacket. The men are angry that Chef Ramsay thinks they need help, except for Paul, who is prepared to embrace the female chef with open arms.

The women convene, and Amanda hopes to split up the drama swirling between Carrie and Elise, fearing it will be the downfall of the Red Team. Both Natalie and Jamie are willing to go, but they decide to stay with the women and let Carrie join the men.

The competitors retire for a peaceful night's sleep, but they get a rude awakening the next morning when a gang of clowns wakes them to a circus in their dorm rooms. The contestants rush down to the kitchen, and sous chef Scott tells them that Chef Ramsay thinks they cook like clowns, so they "might as well be woken up by a bunch of clowns."

Gordon emerges and asks which of the women has volunteered to switch teams. But when Carrie announces that she's agreed to join the men, Chef Ramsay makes his own switch and sends Natalie instead. Natalie is happy with the move, because she feels that this is a sign their mentor knows she can step up. Of the men, Will seems most resistant to having a new teammate.

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