The next day, the cheftestants wake up and prepare for the challenge. Fabio works on the story he's going to tell the fundraiser attendees about his dish. Hosea makes fun of him for writing such a long story. Hosea interviews that he's sure he's going to win this, "unless everybody is just serving hundred dollar bills on plates." That would be an interesting strategy. Probably not a winning one, though.
The cheftestants arrive back at the kitchen and have one hour to prep and pack. As soon as they walk in, Melissa realizes that the fridge is warm. Carla interviews that someone left one of the fridge doors open, so all the food that was in there has gone bad. Turns out that Radhika's duck and Hosea's pork were both in there. Hosea uses a thermometer to check the temperature of his pork and realizes that he can't serve it, unless he wants to kill all of the guests. They all tell Radhika that she can't serve her duck either, so she starts crying and pacing around. Ariane and Jamie try to console her, and Jamie offers to help her when they get on site. Radhika wonders if she should just throw in the towel now. Melissa had some cheese in the fridge, but she was able to find some other cheese to substitute pretty quickly. Carla interviews that they all want to help Hosea and Radhika. So then Hosea finds some more pork in the kitchen and everyone helps him prep and cook it. Radhika has some duck legs left over, and everyone helps her to get the meat off them. Carla interviews that everyone is chipping in to help. Everyone starts dicing up mirepoix for Radhika. Even Stefan is helping. Aw, his heart grew two sizes that day. He explains in an interview that he doesn't want to beat someone because of a refrigerator mishap; he wants to win fair and square. So maybe not with the heart getting bigger thing. Radhika interviews that she's incredibly stressed and she knows the judges won't care about her sob story about the fridge.
The cheftestants arrive in the ballroom and literally sprint in to set up their tables. They have to create three hundred plates alone. Radhika explains that she hasn't pulled her duck out yet, and she doesn't even know if it's cooked, but as soon as she opens it, she knows it's going to be good. The cheftestants get to cooking and prepping as the guests begin showing up. Stefan interviews that Natasha Richardson, the guest judge, has a great voice. Really? She's wearing a dress with her boobs falling out and he's listening to her voice? Natasha gives a little speech asking people to donate to AIDS research, and also explains that they've each been given an AIDS ribbon to pin next to their favorite dish. That seems a little... exploitative isn't the right word. It cheapens the symbol a little? I've already mentioned what everyone cooked, but here's a handy guide for you, in the order they were presented on the episode, along with comments from the guests and judges.