Annie gives her check to the guy who runs Refugees International. He's sweet, and nearly passes out when he sees the amount. Cute.
The teams convene at Casa de Trump at Trump Tower. He loves food and informs the poor people watching that the economy sucks, so we're forced to eat frozen foods. He says this while standing in a gold-plated dining room that is opulent and tacky and just a disgusting display of wealth. But hey, all you losers at home can sit and enjoy some freezer-burned peas off paper plates. Or Schwan's Live Smart food. Oh God, my friend Lauren and I had the worst plane ride of all time flying with a salesman for Schwan's on his way to their national convention. Ugh. I can't even think about their products without thinking of this man. Anyway, Ivanka and Joe Kernan from "Squawk Box" will be the second person. Jesse's finally up as PM. Herschel's taking the bullet for his team because Clint and Joan just can't get along.
KOTU meets with the execs who explain their gimmick. They want something that tastes good and is unique. Athena learns that the line is convenient and healthy. They start researching their regular menu to see what sells well -- spicy Italian meatballs. Annie's pushing turkey meatballs, with gluten-free pasta. Jesse suggests cooking up three of their ideas and going with whichever tastes best. Annie and Brande are tasked with cooking. Jesse keeps Melissa with him to do marketing... so there aren't too many cooks in the kitchen.
Herschel asks if anyone will volunteer to cook. Joan doesn't go near kitchens, and Clint's not a chef. Joan says this is the task from Hell, because Melissa's first words were "room service." They look at the popular healthy items, and decide to go that way and stick in the comfort zone. Clint doesn't think it will work, and suggests something with soy sauce. Herschel seems skeptical, but he's OK with it, since he's not a meat eater and is trusting Clint. Hold the freakin' phone. I could have sworn when I was researching these people at the beginning of the season that his bio said something about him selling frozen meat products... It does! I didn't make it up. How does he run this company without having a clue what might be good? He SELLS frozen products. This is a FROZEN product challenge. This should be a slam dunk. Er... a touchdown! Whatever, I'm so confused. Ivanka comes in and assesses that KOTU is desperate for a win and hoping that this will be their ticket, and seems skeptical that her father would ever try something like soy ginger chicken. KOTU tries to cook up some dessert ideas.