Hubert's much-anticipated burger is next: beef and Roquefort cheeseburger with caramelized onions and rustic potatoes. It looks effing delicious. The potatoes look perfectly crispy and the burger looks juicy. I want to go to Hubert's restaurant and eat this right now. The judges agree that it's visually appetizing. Morgan thinks the cheese overpowers the taste of the burger, and Spike thinks it doesn't have a "wow factor." Backstage, the chefs joke that they're going to toss Spike off a roof. I see where he's coming from though; compared to the other chefs, it's not that creative, and it's not perfectly executed. You can do typical burger if it's perfectly executed, but it sounds like this wasn't.
Kelly returns to the kitchen to reveal the scores. Hubert got three stars, Art got three and a half stars, and Anita got one and a half stars (OUCH). Hubert interviews that they all felt Anita's pain. Michael got four stars (so he beat Hubert!) and Rick also got four stars. Michael jokes that they need to have a burger-off now. Anita interviews that she has a huge disadvantage going into the Elimination Challenge, but she's going to work for the other twenty stars.
With the results of the Quickfire out there, Kelly announces that the Elimination Challenge will be catering a lunch party for Zooey Deschanel. Art interviews that he knew there would be a twist. The chefs watch a video message from Zooey, wherein she reveals that she's a vegetarian and doesn't eat any meat, fish, eggs, or dairy. And I know there are different types of vegetarian, but that sounds pretty vegan to me. She doesn't mention honey, so who knows? The chefs also murmur that she's vegan. And then on top of that, she's gluten intolerant and she doesn't eat soy. Damn. What does she eat on a daily basis? Nuts and berries? And plain vegetables? That's no way to live. Kelly further explains that each chef will be responsible for one course. The chefs confab to figure out who's going to make what. Art volunteers to do dessert, and Michael wonders if he's trying to go home, since dessert is such a trap on this show. Art says that's the only thing he knows how to make, given the restrictions. They then agree on an order for the other courses and head out to go shopping.
At the store, Michael interviews that Zooey's diet consists of thinking of the things you love to cook and then just saying no to them: beef, seafood, dairy, eggs, pasta, all no. Rick wanders around the produce section and then interviews that he can do a lot of things with vegetables and beans and grains. As long as they don't contain wheat or wheat flour, right? Art was planning on making something with rice milk, but he doesn't know how to make rice milk ice cream, so he bought some premade rice milk ice cream. Ooh. Buying the main component of your dish premade seems like a terrible idea, especially when he could just serve something like strawberry sorbet or strawberries with balsamic vinegar (but obviously more creative than that) and call it a day. And no one would blame him! No one expects him to be able to make a vegan flourless chocolate cake without a recipe, when that's not his cooking style.