Episode 13: Fit for a King Edit


Premiere: March 9, 2011
The chefs cook for Bahamian Royalty with minimal cooking equipment.

  • Quickfire Challenge: The remaining chefs compete in a culinary duel against the Top Chef from their season. Each season's chefs are given a mystery ingredient selected for them by Tom Colicchio, which they must share. The chefs have 40 minutes to create a dish featuring their ingredient. Each winner (indicated in bold) wins $10,000. Stephanie, going up against two competitors from her season, is eligible to win up to $20,000.
    • Season 4: Stephanie Izard vs. Antonia and Richard (Veal)
    • Season 5: 'Hosea Rosenberg' vs. Carla (Lamb)
    • Season 6: Michael Voltaggio vs. Mike (Duck)
    • Season 7: Kevin Sbraga vs. Tiffany (Pork)
  • Elimination Challenge: The chefs must create meals for the King of Junkanoo with limited cooking equipment. Further complicating the challenge is a kitchen fire that forces them to start from scratch, affording them the opportunity to rework their dishes.
    • WINNER: Mike (Sous Vide Chicken, Mushrooms, Yams, Lobster Sauce, and Lobster Hash)
    • ELIMINATED: Carla (Fried Pork Medallion with Sweet Potato Purée, Apple Sauce, and Apple Chip)
      • Guest Judge: Eric Ripert (Quickfire and Elimination Challenges)