Judgment time. Paul's bottom two is Jennifer and Robin. Jennifer's pea salad was not great and the chicken didn't hit the mark. Robin's burger was kind of dry. How about neither of their meals had anything to do with their theme? Apparently, that's not a consideration. So why have themes at all?
The top two are Kevin and Bryan. Paul felt that Kevin hit the concept well, and executed his food perfectly. Bryan's food was good, and so tasty that Padma let out an involuntary "Mmm." In the end, Kevin is the winner. He doesn't get immunity, because there's no more immunity to be had, but a version of his dish will appear in the new line of Top Chef frozen foods. That sounds like the worst idea of all time. Way to dumb down your food, show. There's no way any frozen food could be as good as a gourmet meal. And it's going to be distributed through Schwan's. I used to be so jealous because our neighbors would get frozen French bread pizzas through Schwan's and I thought they were the greatest. Meanwhile, my mom was creating home cooked meals every night and I didn't appreciate them. Irony. Kevin is psyched because his grandma buys food from Schwan's so maybe she'll see his face on the package or something.
Elimination Challenge. The cheftestants will be taking over Colicchio's restaurant, Craftsteak. They'll be serving four judges and seven guests. Robin is worried, because she hasn't cooked a lot of steak in the past, and some of the others have worked in steakhouses. She hopes competence is enough to get through. Um. Do you want to tell her or should I?
As the cheftestants prepare to head to the restaurant, Jen is looking ROUGH this morning. Robin keeps talking to her while they get ready and Jen doesn't even have Laurine to deflect some of the attention. She looks seriously annoyed. Jen once again interviews that she needs to focus on her food and cooking and get her shit together. As she has said like every week for the past three or so.
The guys are discussing how they are going to cook their steaks, and the benefits of sous vide, etc. They also talk about who's going to cook beef, lamb, or pork. In other words, they're all prepping to cook massive amounts of meat, since it is, after all, a steakhouse.
The cheftestants arrive at the kitchen and run to the walk-ins (which sounds like a song lyric, doesn't it? Run to the walk-in?) to check out what meat is available. There are just racks upon racks of all different cuts and types. Jen finds the lobster and they start searching for crab too. Everything they're looking for, they find, and more.