Elimination challenge. After a brief Kenmore Elite and Calphalon commercial from The Katie Leebot, Colicchio tells the group that they'll be cooking their signature dishes for each other. Both Candice and Tiffani are confident in what they'll, quite literally, bring to the table. The chefs are separated into two groups, the red group and the blue group. When one color cooks and presents, the other team tastes and insults.
Flurry in the kitchen. Candice is making a chicken-shiitake roulade, and trots out the fact that the eye eats first so everything has to look good. Sort of the story of her modeling life, no? Actually, there's no point to describe all the dishes here since I'll just be doing that when they present to the tasters. More with the personalities -- Dave thinks his dish kicks ass and he's not crying yet, so bonus! Really, I do love Dave. With that bleached hair and blond eyebrows, he's like a big emotional polar bear. DonKen screams and flicks his knife around and generally makes lots of noise. They all hate him. Except Candice, I think. She smiles and preens herself when she says, "He scares me." I think she wants him. Truth be told, he is a bit hot. However, apparently DonKen's signature dish isn't even his. It's the signature dish of some guy he knows who owns a restaurant. DonKen says he doesn't have a signature dish because he doesn't have a restaurant. I guess he doesn't have any friends either because you'd be making your signature dish for them whenever they came over. "Let's hope they shut up and eat it," DonKen says. I think they're all hoping you "shut up and eat shit." Well, except Candice. Colicchio checks in on the chefs, and Andrea interviews that she's bringing in something that none of the other chefs are bringing: "The ability to move your bowels with vegetables." I have no response to that. Except that maybe she could open a Vegas restaurant called the MBM Grand. Colicchio checks in on DonKen, who goes off on some crack-ass tangent about cooking fish and giving back to the sea and surfing and putting his wet suit on back-to-front and sand between his toes. Colicchio just stands there, a frozen look on his face. DonKen thinks Colicchio is "cool, a real man." Time's up.