Wolfgang was impressed with the dishes he got in the short prep time. His bottom dishes were Sheldon, who made pedestrian Chinese food (Sheldon knows he deserved that), and Josh, whose dessert lacked flavor and was underwhelming. His top dishes were Brooke's creative and inventive squid dish, Stefan's simple California-style dish and Lizzie's beautiful, simple and well-balanced dish. Lizzie is thrilled that she's not in the bottom after nearly being eliminated. Wolfgang announces that the winner is Brooke. Between her and Kristen, I hope we have a female winner this season. Anyway, Brooke has immunity.
Padma and Wolfang prepare to announce the Elimination Challenge, but first they are joined by Danny Meyer, who owns a hospitality group that runs many famous and successful restaurants, and he gave Tom Collichio his first restaurant. The cheftestants are visibly impressed, since this dude could make their culinary careers. His appearance could only mean one thing: it's time for Restaurant Wars. But, Padma explains, they're doing things a little differently this season. Before the actual Restaurant Wars challenge, each cheftestant will create a dish to represent their restaurant concept, and present it at Bite of Seattle. Two winners will be chosen, and those two will get to "open" their restaurant concept (with a team of their fellow cheftestants) in the next challenge, and they will get $10,000 each. Wow. Padma explains that they will have to prepare two hundred servings, so there will be four sous chefs to help out.
So let's go shopping! Josie interviews that she didn't make it to Restaurant Wars in her original season so she wants to do this up right. I can't believe she's still in the competition, honestly. She's just been lucky to screw up on weeks where others screwed up worse, I guess. Sheldon's restaurant concept is elevated Filipino food, so he plans to take a dish his grandfather used to cook and refine it. Micah recently turned into a raw food convert (oh no) so he wants to showcase what raw food can do for you. I really don't get fine dining that serves raw food. I mean, you would have to do SOMETHING to convince people they can't just eat it at home, right? Like have a unique combination of flavors, I guess? Unfortunately, the meat that they have can't be served raw, so he has to go with fish. So he's making sushi? Kristen grabs a bunch of radishes. She interviews that the past year-and-a-half has been really life-changing for her. She ended a relationship and basically had to start her life over.