A new member joins the Blue Team before a grocery spelling challenge, after which the winners go flying in a stunt plane, while the losers make sangria. Later, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Omar Benson Miller are VIP guests for a tense dinner service that offers some chefs the chance to shine as their competitors fall apart.
Grammy-winning guitarist Steve Vai performs; the contestants must create unique dishes with a limited number of ingredients; the winning team plays a game of paintball while the losing team is faced with delivery day at the kitchen.
The contestants compete in a bison-dish challenge that tests their archery and cooking skills; cowboy steak night with news commentator Stacey Dash and Olympic gold medalist Phil Dalhausser.
The teams make vegetarian, meat, seafood and sweet dishes for the surprise judges; the winners go to Palm Springs while the losing team has to squeeze oranges
The teams can only have one chef in the kitchen at a time as they prepare three entrees, each with a different protein; actress Lainie Kazan and comic Bill Engvall are guests at the dinner service.
The chefs must identify ice cream flavors in a blind taste test challenge; actress Meredith Baxter and Olympic swimmer Haley Anderson attend the dinner service.
The remaining six chefs must rely on their loved ones to complete chef Ramsay's Branzino dish; the winning team will be awarded a day at a luxurious spa while the losers have to clean the entire dormitory.
The chefs prepare high school lunch dishes, and teenagers act as the judges; the winner gets a trip to San Francisco's Levi Stadium, while the losers must sort recyclables from an abundance of trash; actors Randy Couture and Neil Jackson visit.
The chefs must create a steak dish and two sides in 40 minutes to be submitted to the scrutiny of chef Ari Rosenson; during dinner service, the chefs take turns leading the kitchen; two chefs advance.
After facing a number of grueling challenges and dinner services, this season's finalists will compete one last time to see who will be victorious and claim the winning prize of $250,000 and a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas. During the finale, the Top Two finalists will create five stunning dishes, cold and hot appetizers and main entrées featuring chicken, beef and fish. Each dish will be rated by a group of esteemed judges.