As Padma and Curtis wait for dishes to be served, Padma asks Curtis what he would do with lettuce. Curtis says there are a million things you could do but he can only come up with two: caramelize it or serve it fresh. Good thing he's not a cheftestant, because those both sound kind of lame.
Stefan needs an outlet and the only ones are near Lizzie's station. She tells him he can use one but stay out of her space and Stefan acts like she bit his head off. Man, he's buggin' me today. I mean, I know he's always been a sexist pig but he's really showing it this episode. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Josh are giving one another shit for using ground pork and bacon, respectively. Josh interviews that he's making bacon jam and his goal is to have his dish taste like wet salad in your mouth. That's his GOAL? That's a terrible goal.
Sheldon says he always tries to treat ingredients with respect, even this shitty iceberg lettuce. He doesn't use those words, but that's pretty much the idea. He's making lettuce cups but he's also pickling the hearts of the heads of lettuce. And then he starts a fire on a burner. NO OPEN FLAMES! Make him walk the plank.
Suddenly there are two minutes left and everyone is trying to plate their two hundred bites. Brooke admits that she's just throwing her ingredients into the lettuce cup at this point, and it ends up looking terrible but she knows it tastes good.
Stefan serves first, and his dish is braised iceberg lettuce, pastrami, fingerling potato, and blue cheese sauce. Curtis says it's an intense flavor. That could be good or bad. Sheldon serves a Vietnamese lettuce wrap with pork, shrimp, and pickled iceberg hearts. Curtis asks if he was worried about serving it as one bite, and Sheldon says he was worried it might be too much concentrated flavor.
Lizzie serves an iceberg salad with crispy bacon, shallots, and anchovy vinaigrette. Lizzie says that her plates were bigger than she would normally use, but it's what she had. Josh made an iceberg roll with apple cider vinaigrette, bacon jam, and blue cheese. He was inspired by the wedge salad (as was Stefan). Brooke made an iceberg wrap with bacon, scallop, caramelized onion, and crispy quinoa. Padma notes that it's a little big for a dish that was supposed to be a bite.