On Sheldon's team, Stefan is making the first course, which is raw fish, and he's prepping it ahead of time. Josh is making a twist on balout, which is normally a fertilized duck egg which is served with an embryonic duck inside, beak, feathers, and all. Josh's take on it is slightly less weird; he's serving poached eggs with duck meat and foie gras mousse. Sheldon's third course is a Filipino chicken noodle soup called miki, and his fourth course is the national dish of the Phillipines, adobo. Even I've heard of that. And Josh is making a dessert, halo halo, which is frozen ice.
It's two hours until opening, so Brooke heads to front of house to prep the staff. She interviews that she's opened multiple restaurants with her husband so she knows what she's doing, and she hopes to impress Danny Meyer. Back in the kitchen, Kristen is trying to oversee every single thing and control every single thing, which seems like a terrible idea. She asks Josie how long until the stock is ready, and Josie says it will be another hour. Kristen interviews that Josie told her the stock would be done an hour ago, and it shouldn't be taking this long. Josie interviews that broth takes time. Yeah, that's why you should have started it last night.
Stefan meets with his staff. He finds someone who's expedited before, and he tells the dishwashers to go back and see Sheldon and Josh. Stefan knows that he has to delegate. Meanwhile, Sheldon has got the dishwasher helping out with prep. That seems really smart.
Over in Kristen's kitchen, Josie asks where the gelatin is and Kristen stands there with a WTF look on her face. She interviews that she thought Josie had already put the gelatin in the stock, and they only have thirty minutes left. The idea was to put the gelatin in to make it frothy, but she can't do that now because the stock is still hot on the stove. She needed the stock to be done by now. Kristen calls an audible and tells Josie to add cream and soy milk to the stock instead. Now, should Kristen have been more on top of Josie prior to this? Probably. I can see how she thought Josie would follow her instructions, but maybe she didn't think she needed to tell Josie, "The stock needs to be completely done two hours before service so that we can add the gelatin." Maybe she thought Josie knew that. But Kristen took on a lot, and things slipped through the cracks. And she should probably know that Josie sucks.