The 12 remaining contestants gather on the rooftop of the elite London West Hollywood hotel. That's where judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, and Joe Bastianich announce that the cooks will be split into teams for their catering challenge. Chef Ramsay explains that the venue holds a special place in his heart, because it's the home of his Michelin-starred restaurant.
The contestants find out that they will be preparing food for an exclusive party. Each team will have to conceptualize, prepare, and cook three courses of hors d'oeuvres for the VIP guest list. Ben and Christian, who won last week's challenge, are named team leaders.
Ben chooses Suzy for the Blue Team, because he says that she's produced a presentation similar to the one required for this challenge. Christian selects Adrien for the Red Team. Ben then picks Tracy, Jennifer, and Esther, while Christian goes with Alejandra, Derrick, and Giuseppe. With just two chefs left, Ben chooses Christine, leaving Erryn to round out the Red Team.
Chef Ramsay tells Ben that his all-girl group makes it look like "you've got Charlie's Angels there." Meanwhile, Christian is happy to have a male-dominated team, because he feels that women are more dramatic than guys and he'd rather not have that drama in the kitchen.