Back at the house, Ashley is pissed that they have to basically do a "wedding challenge" when at least three cheftestants are gay and not allowed in that institution. Preeti agrees with her, but she feels guilty that she's not more fired up about it. Ashley says she realizes that she's in Vegas and knew that it was coming, but she still doesn't feel good about it. While I totally get her point, it isn't like this is the first time they've done wedding themed challenges on this show. Hell, they had to cater Gail's fake bridal shower last year. I think she had to have known that it was in the realm of possibility, especially given the amount of catering type challenges they have on this show.
The next morning they are outside by the pool at the hotel and there are cabanas, which Jennifer says are bigger than her old apartment in New York. It is a pretty sweet looking pool area. They get to work setting up the food in the hot sun. I personally have never been to a bachelor or bachelorette party that took place during the day, but maybe this is their kick-start to their night of drinking and strippers? Preeti realizes that she forgot a plate garnish, so she takes some shiso leaves and tosses them down on the plate and thinks they look awesome. Eve is having some issues with the lack of flavors in her dish, and is told she needs salt. Eve almost obliviously stabs Jennifer in the head with a big old knife. Yay, teamwork! Laurine (who has had significantly more screentime this week) says that the boys' dishes all seem so contrived and the girls are familiar and the client will be happier with this. Again, interesting theory. She'll be wrong, no matter how many times she repeats it though. Even as a non-foodie, I love trying out new things at cocktail parties. In fact, that's my favorite time for tasting new things -- they are bite size and there's no commitment issues like you face with ordering an entrée you may not love.