Three celebrated food experts put the latest group of contestants through a series of challenging elimination rounds and turn one home cook into a culinary master.
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Finale Pt. 2 09x23
The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner.
Finale Pt. 1 09x22
The three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges.
The Semi Final 09x21
The final four are split into two teams, and will need to cook one incredible entrée for the judges' mentors – Chefs Daniel Boulud, Jonathan Waxman and Lidia Bastianich. The judges will choose which winning team will move on, leaving the final two to battle it out in a do-or-die pressure test.
Battle of the Beef 09x20
The Top Five home cooks face a series of pressure-filled skills tests using an incredibly common protein – beef. The judges will decide which contestant will claim a safe spot on the balcony and who will face another culinary test. The two weakest home cooks go head-to-head to claim the final spot in the Top Four, while the other will be cut..
Cooking with Heart 09x19
The remaining five receive a heart-warming mystery box challenge, in which contestants will create a dish inspired by their loved-ones.
Restaurant Takeover 09x18
The Top Six face the Restaurant Takeover Challenge at Providence in Los Angeles. The home cooks split into two teams and must feed a dining room filled with 48 guests. The judges will evaluate each team's performance and the losing team will face the challenging pressure test, after which someone will be sent home.
Waste Not Want Not 09x17
The six remaining contestants face a Mystery Box challenge filled with waste – literally. The home cook who makes the best dish from food scraps will be safe in the elimination challenge, during which they'll take on another Mystery Box Challenge – but, this time, with all the best and freshest ingredients.
American Heroes 09x16
The seven remaining home cooks will divide into two teams and race against the clock to serve restaurant-quality dishes to 25 California firefighters.
Tag Team 09x15
The contestants are told they will be competing in the dreaded Tag Team Challenge.
Sky's the Limit 09x14
The remaining home cooks split into two teams and are tasked with serving 100 dishes to hungry airmen in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the March Air Reserve Base.