Since Hugh is the winner of the Quick Fire, he gets to choose his scientific principle first. He picks emulsion and nominates Traci to choose next. She takes acidity and Floyd. Floyd takes the "Maillard Reaction" and Mary Sue gets viscosity, leaving Naomi with elasticity. Curtis informs the chefs that they will be creating dishes to use for an interactive science fair for high school students tomorrow. In the inimitable words of Billy Mays: But wait there's more! Curtis explains that they will be cooking not with the luxurious GE Monogram appliances, but with beakers, Bunsen burners, and scientific equipment. None of the chefs can quite whip up the energy to do anything but stare blankly and sorta curl their lips in disgust. The chefs take some time to talk to get in touch with their inner science nerd and chat with their scientists. The chefs are trying to balance the science-y stuff with making delicious food that appeals to high school students. Currently it's a toss up for most likely to succeed: Naomi has decided to make Hot Pockets, while Mary Sue is going the sugar route and making dessert for the teens. Meanwhile, Floyd is talking about his dead dad, which is sad, but also a really strange editing choice.
The chefs head to Whole Foods for the usual shop n' talk. Hugh is making an okra salad where the kids have to make their own mayonnaise. Yeah, THAT should be a big winner with the teens. He's going to have to sculpt those little okra in the shape of Justin Bieber if he wants the teens to even consider letting them past their lips. Naomi on the other hand is making pizza with three different types of flour to show how elasticity is affected. Traci dead pans that she is going to cook fish in acid a.k.a. ceviche. Ricotta was too boring. The end. It's too bad Traci can't buy some charisma at Whole Foods.