Sam Kass speaks first about the losers. He thinks Stephen and Jacqueline lacked creativity. Exactly. They show the sandwich again, and one quarter of the bread looks like it was maybe grilled but how did that happen? Why doesn't the whole sandwich have grill marks? It looks awful. He also thinks Lynne and Tiffany's sandwich lacked texture. In other words, it was messy and he hates a mess.
So then he gets to reveal whose sandwiches were in the top. He points out that Tracey and Angelo's sandwich was "bright and lively" and he enjoyed the herbs. He also liked Kenny and Ed's sandwich, which was flavorful and the tuna was beautifully seared. Is there any doubt that Angelo and Kenny are the front-runners now? Maybe they will peak early. Especially Angelo. Here's hoping. Anyway, the winners of this challenge (who, don't forget, will have immunity in the Elimination Challenge) are Angelo and Tracey. BOOOOOOOOOOOO! Why couldn't I hate someone that also sucked? Like Mike I. from last season? Kenny interviews that he's "a little heated." No one is happy for Angelo, and Sam Kass notices it, as everyone is pissed off that Angelo keeps winning.
Elimination Challenge. Sam Kass talks about Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation, and one component is finding ways to make healthier school lunches. I'm sure you were aware, but if not, school lunches are a disaster area where the people in charge have no money and have to adhere to archaic nutritional guidelines and that's why you end up with one of my favorite school lunches of mystery meat/gravy with mashed potatoes, white bread and butter, and Jell-o. Starchy! Also, scary! And yet, I ate that shit like it was Thanksgiving dinner weekly. That was my favorite school lunch. We also had, in my later years, a "salad bar" that consisted of iceberg lettuce, croutons, and then three choices of dressing in a large vat that I don't think they ever cleaned out but just dumped more dressing in when it got low, and God only knows what kids did to the dressing when the lunch ladies weren't looking. It's a miracle I got out alive.
Anyway, the challenge is to cook a healthy lunch for fifty kids on a budget of $2.68 per child. So that's $134 total, but then Sam Kass takes $4 away (arbitrary!) to cover labor costs. Are they using exploited child labor? I have to believe each lunch takes at least one person an hour to prep, which would be minimum like $8, right? But I guess the cheftestants don't have the same economy of scale or potential government subsidies in purchasing ingredients, so it all evens out. Sam explains that the meal consists of a main course, a few side dishes, definitely a vegetable and a fruit, and often a dessert, but it needs to appeal to the kids.