Episode 2.08 : Top 14 Compete

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

June 28, 2011





Show Period

2010 - now

Production Company

Reveille, Shine TV, One Potato Two Potato

Cast and Crew

Main Cast

  • Gordon Ramsay as Himself - Host / Judge
  • Joe Bastianich
  • Graham Elliot Bowles
  • Christina Tosi


The remaining 14 competitors find themselves on the California coast on the beach at Point Magu with an unusual cooking challenge before them. While the contestants ponder a group of picnic tables, a Harley-Davidson, and a couple of food trucks, Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot ride up on motorcycles. Joe Bastianich trails behind on a Vespa, and when Gordon asks him what took him so long he replies, "That may be fast, but this is stylish."

The judges welcome the contestants to the Pacific Coast Highway and present their challenge. They will have an hour and a half before 101 motorcycles descend on their camp. The chefs will be split into two teams, and their task is to give each of the hungry bikers a hearty, handmade sausage sandwich and an accompanying topping.

Every biker will taste a sausage from each team and then cast his vote for his favorite sandwich by revving either the blue or red handle bar on the Harley. The first team to hit 51 votes will win the challenge. The losing team will face a Pressure Test, and at least one contestant will be eliminated.

Tracy and Esther had the two best dishes at the last challenge and are named team captains. Blue Team leader Tracy makes her first pick, Alejandra, based on her amazing flavor profile and ability to hold up under pressure. Red Team captain Esther chooses Derrick, because he's familiar with making sausages, something she has no idea how to do.

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