Mike: chocolate coconut corn bar and coconut horchata chaser, which is supposed to be like cookies and milk.
So they skipped over Marcel and Carla, which is fine by me, but why did they show EVERYONE else. Weird. Joe lines up with Padma to explain which dishes he liked and which ones he didn't. The worst are first. They also cut to this weird shot of Jen GRINNING REALLY HARD, like so hard that one of her eyes is almost shut. I'm just saying. In light of what comes later, I feel like I need to explain why I thought something about Jen was off from the very beginning. Anyway, Joe disses Tiffany's dish because it fell apart and was messy, Mike's dish because it wasn't chocolatey enough, and Stephen's dish because the filling wasn't great and needed more mint. I don't think I've ever asked for more mint on anything. I hate mint except for gum and toothpaste.
The two favorites were Spike and Tiffany, and Joe puts his best Camp Rock acting skills out there to pretend like he couldn't decide which one was best. So they're going to let the kids decide! What a spontaneous decision! I wish they had just admitted up front that Joe was going to narrow it down to two and then the kids would decide. I don't get why we needed this whole storyline overlay. Anyway, many chefs are worried about the kids deciding, or even being around or seeing kids at all. For example, Dale L. thinks that kids are called brats for a reason. Look, I don't begrudge anyone for not liking kids, just because I have some. A lot of kids are annoying, mine included at times. I do kind of think that, by writing off all kids, you're missing out on some cool people, but it's not like any of the chefs is going to make a magical buddy connection at a Quickfire, so whatever.
Spike and Tiffani learn the details of what they need to do to earn immunity in the Elimination Challenge. They will have to serve their snack to 150 kids. Tiffani is confident; Spike is less so, if only because he's putting carrot chips up against Tiffani's sugar bomb. So what are the other cheftestants going to be doing while these two serve food? Standing around? Playing with the kids? No, they're going to help out! Tiffani and Spike do a schoolyard pick to determine the teams. Jamie immediately interviews that she's not really interested in helping someone else win the Quickfire. I get her point, but suck it up. You signed up to do the show, and you've been on it before, so you know that you may have to do some things that you consider bullshit. Do it, and lose the 'tude. And I hate when people use the word 'tude, so you know I mean it.