The Quickfire was a replay of last season's "mystery teammate" challenge. With a wall separating the cheftestants from their partners, they had to make sure this other person cooked a dish very similar or identical to the one he or she was making. Chris was paired up with James Oseland, who put on a fake accent and turned out a dish much like the one Chris made, which earned them a win. Kerry with Ruth and Lorena with Francis also did pretty well, but not quite well enough.
The Elimination Challenge involved instructing two teenage culinary students through a restaurant-quality dish. The students first cooked the dish they wanted to make for their mentors, and then they were instructed on how to make the dish better. Chris seemed to really get into the spirit of the challenge, taking his kids on as actual chefs-in-training. Kerry did as well, but he acted more like a drill sergeant. Lorena, on the other hand, while claiming to love the challenge, seemed less in a teaching mode.
In the end, it was her not particularly inventive take on lasagna (she had them make...a lasagna) that got her canned. Kerry pushed his students to turn out something both flavorful and well-crafted, and that earned him a win.
Next week, Kerry battles Chris for the final prize. Who's gonna win? Place your bets here!
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