They run to Whole Foods. Heather and Beverly start shopping and Heather shoots down every single suggestion that Beverly makes without any discussion, and then yells at her across the store to pick up various ingredients, like a servant. Beverly interviews that she doesn't love Heather's bossiness, but she's trying to be a team player. Dakota says that she's cooked a lot of venison but not in a while. Chris Moto explains his idea to Grayson; he's going to soak his yams in salt water overnight, which will make them flexible, and then they can carve them into some sort of lattice work? But will it taste good? Or will they be all briny? Grayson makes him promise that it will work and be awesome, and he promises. Grayson interviews that the crazy stuff isn't her style, but she just has to trust her partner. Everyone checks out (but not before Heather once again calls Beverly like she's a dog) and leaves.
Back in the kitchen, the prep begins. Edward jokes that he was hoping for roadkill or an elephant carcass. Chris Moto and Grayson decide to start with their spice mix and move on from there, and Chris interviews that he's never cooked elk, but he's heard that the temperature is the most important thing. We haven't really seen any sous vide this season yet, have we? Is that not a thing anymore? Paul and Sarah seem to be working well together, as Paul debones the squab and Sarah starts making a mix of meats in order to make sausage.
Beverly's version of being on a team is checking in with Heather every step of the way, and it makes sense, because you know if she doesn't, Heather will start yelling at her. But it also gives Heather a lot of opportunities to tell Beverly she's doing it wrong. The first example is when Beverly describes the spice rub and Heather says that she doesn't want the dish to be too Asian, because that's not her style. Which is fine, but how about offering up an alternative, then? Because clearly it IS Bev's style. Heather interviews that Bev cooks Pan-Asian and she cooks American farm-to-table, and their styles don't meld. Well, isn't part of the challenge to MAKE them meld, instead of just throwing up your hands and going, "Oh well. I'll just make sure my stuff is good so that I can throw my partner under the bus if needed." Heather keeps harping on Bev, and the other cheftestants start to notice. Edward says in an interview that Heather is being "a complete bitch." Sarah is worried that her sausage isn't good enough, and Paul admits in an interview that if the sausage doesn't work out, they will definitely be in the bottom.