The chefs compete in a blind taste test, which wrong answers lead to a dip in a dunk tank, and the winning team gets to spend the day at the Santa Monica Pier. Later, a special dinner service honoring firefighters.
Following the departure of two contestants, the remaining chefs create Indian-inspired meals, with the winning team earning a day of pampering at a luxurious spa. Later, effective communication serves one group well.
With only six chefs remaining in the competition, Chef Ramsay raises the stakes and asks the contestants to create a single bite that makes a bold first impression. For the amuse-bouche challenge, Chef Ramsay invites Michelin-starred chefs from some of Los Angeles' most critically acclaimed restaurants to judge the contestants, with the winner getting a taste of the sweet life at LA Market at the JW Marriott Hotel. Later, dinner service disappoints as the teams show a lack of cooperation, leaving hungry diners dissatisfied with their meals.