So the former contestants are S4 Andrew, S2 Josie, S1 Andrea, S4 Spike, S3 Camille (Who? No, seriously. Who?), S4 Nikki, and S1 Miguel. Jamie admits that she was a little intimidated, because she recognized them from television. I don't think she should be intimidated. This group is hardly the cream of the crop. More like the middle of the crop. The best finish among them was Andrew, who made the top five. None of them made it to finals, so almost all of this season's cheftestants will finish higher than this "All-Star" team. I get that it may be tough to convince the higher finishers to come back, because they are busy actually, you know, cooking, or may not be local. But let's not call them All-Stars.
Padma explains that each cheftestant will compete head to head against a former cheftestant, and they will be assigned a city/NFL team, and must cook regional cuisine. Padma is way over enthusiastic in this segment. I don't know what's up with that, but she's like "So Stefan. AAAAAAAASSSSS the winner of the QUUUIIIIIICKFIIIIIRE challenge, YOOOOOOOU'LLLL be able to choose which NFL team's food you'll be making AAAAAAAAAAND! Which chef on the opposition team you'll be cooking against." Weird. Stefan gets to choose his opponent, and then the rest of them pick a team and then find out their opponent based on that. Fabio explains that he knows nothing about any of the cities, so he took the one that no one else wanted, which was Green Bay. So here are the matchups:
Stefan vs. Andrea cooking Dallas Cowboys (Fabio thinks he picked her because she only cooks vegetables and she was kicked off early).
Jeff vs. Josie cooking Miami Dolphins.
Fabio vs. Spike cooking Green Bay Packers.
Hosea vs. Miguel cooking Seattle Seahawks.
Leah vs. Nikki cooking New York Giants.
Jamie vs. Camille (seriously, who is she and what is with her eyebrows?) cooking San Francisco 49ers.
Carla vs. Andrew cooking New Orleans Saints.
Padma explains that they will have twenty minutes, cooking head-to-head, in front of a crowd of culinary students. Anyone who loses his or her (Padma! His or her, not their) head-to-head will be eligible for elimination. She frees the cheftestants to look over the regional ingredients chosen for their city. It's not really clear if they are limited to only those ingredients or can supplement from the pantry as needed. Jamie explains that she only chose San Francisco because she knew her peeps at home (in San Francisco) would razz her if she didn't, but she really has no idea what to make. I think she caught Leah disease. Notice that they didn't even talk to Camille for Jamie's segment; she's boring. Carla interviews that Jamie is usually very poised, and now she knows how Carla usually feels -- crazed. No, Carla really said that she usually feels crazed. I'm not making that up. I know it seems like I am, but I'm not. She really said it.