Time to prep! They have two-and-a-half hours, which does seem insane. I mean, just cooking the chickens, taking off the skin, and removing the meat is a huge task. Chris explains that he's making his mayonnaise out of tofu, which sounds awful. I'm not a huge fan of mayonnaise in general, but tofu mayo? No thanks. Lindsay and Sarah seem to be sharing equipment, and Lindsay is barking out orders as usual. Sarah seems a bit peeved. Trouble in paradise?
Ed explains that he's using a kimchi and chipotle pepper puree instead of ketchup to eliminate the sugar, and he's grilling his meat instead of frying, to make it healthier. Okay, but he's still using short ribs while Paul is using turkey, so there's that. Paul explains that he's using turkey meat on a lettuce wrap with peaches, so his sounds much healthier already. Let's hope it tastes good. Sarah is just burning her meatballs. I mean, there's browning, and then there's just burnt, and hers look burnt.
Chris is pre-making all of his sandwiches while Grayson still has to chop her chicken and mix it. Pre-making sandwiches is a terrible idea, as anyone who ever used a lunchbox in elementary school can tell you. They always end up soggy. And warm. Grayson asks Chris for help wrapping her rack of trays, and he does, but they're almost out of time and he gets frustrated and ends up throwing a chair. DAMN! Temper, Chris Jones. But it does all get done, and they head out to the block party.
The cheftestants arrive at the block party location and run to their stations, because they only have forty-five minutes to set up their food. Chris immediately starts cutting up watermelon, which immediately starts attracting bees. Beets? Bees. Beads? Bees. Ed is individually cooking chunks of meat? Or something. Paul explains that Ed made his bread from scratch, which took a lot of time, but of course Paul can't just enjoy being ahead of the game; he's worried that he's missing something important. Well, he did forget the shrimp in the Quickfire.