Katie Leebot entreats Chefferson to give his overall impression of the chefs, "Were there any real disasters?" Chefferson fingers Candice's gazpacho as being a stand-out disaster, "Just an overpowering nacho cheese taste, and I would be hard-pressed to eat the whole bowl." Yeah, well, I was hard-pressed to eat my whole plate of overcooked, over sauced pasta at your place and guess what? I didn't! Stephen grins at this castigation, and Candice tells us she was embarrassed. Chefferson's winner of the Gas Station Challenge is Lee Anne, hands down. People clap heartily. Lee Anne looks humbly happy. Chefferson's highest praise is that he never would have known her "spiedini" came from a gas station.
The Elimination Challenge is to create gourmet entrÃ©es that can be reheated in one of their KENMORE microwaves. The next day, the chefs will be reheating their dishes for a group of women from the Oakland-East Bay Junior League. The women are a mixture of working moms and homemakers, so they need to make good food fast. Oh, dude! I just remembered -- this is yet another episode where Stephen just writes his own condescending pomposity! Remember how he was "educating" the women? Harold's not happy about the challenge. He tells us, "I'm a restaurant chef. I want people to come to the restaurant and allow myself and the rest of the staff to take care of them. I'm not into this challenge at all. Right from the get-go. I'm not into promoting reheatable, microwaveable food."