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Four chefs will create a three course dinner... with one chef eliminated after each course.

Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN

Ted Allen
Linda Lea, Michael Krupat, Dave Noll

Packager: City Lights Television for Food Network
Origin: Food Network Studios, New York City
Airs: Tuesdays at 10p ET on Food Network

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Canned Peaches/Rice Cakes/Beets
February 17

From the four corners of the world, they've arrived at New York City to test their mettle against each other and against the clock for a shot at $10,000. Let's meet the chefs who hope to avoid the titular action tonight.

parts unknown
former professional boxer & chef
parts unknown
former journalist turned catering manager
Staten Island, NY
owner & executive chef, Chow Gourmet
orig. Buenos Aires
surfer & chef

The rules are simple. You're given a mélange of random theme ingredients that must be used in that dish. You have 30 minutes of cooking time. After each course, the plate will be judged on creativity, presentation, and above all, taste. The chef whose plate scores the lowest after each course will be "chopped". The last chef standing wins $10,000.

Tonight's judges...

- Chef & restaurateur Aaron Sanchez
- executive chef Alex Guarnaschelli
- rock'n'roll chef & restaurateur Chris Santos

Round 1: APPETIZER. In the mystery boxes this round...  asparagus, chorizo, button mushroom, and canned peaches.

The twenty minutes for this round - instead of the usual thirty - starts ... NOW.

Chris: Sauteed Vegetables & Spicy Chorizo
Cindi: Trio of Beans
Robert: Stuffed Mushrooms
Lucas: Warm Asparagus Salad

Cindi has a plan for the chorizo, and that's important, because she's a veg. But her station is becoming a leaning tower of gasgetry. Lucas' dish is very much... him. Robert's downfall might be that he's not a trained chef. Chris has a lot of color going on. He says he's a warrior. But are they on target now with two minutes left on the clock? We'll find out...

TIME. What's on the plate is what the judges will eat.

Chris's tricolored peppers is very classic and works well. But how about a little fresh herb or spice next time? Cindi has different textures and flavors, but the peaches only made it onto one plate. Robert stuffed the peaches and the mushrooms. Bold flavors work. Lucas tries to play it straight. Very clean. Aaron's serving has a clove of garlic that wasn't supposed to be here?

And Cindi begs.

But will we have a very sloppy dish make it through to the next round, or will simple and clean work out in the end? And what about... Cindi?

The first person to be chopped... is... CINDI. Presentation wise, it wasn't an invitation to eat. And again, no peaches.

Round 2: ENTREE. In the boxes of fun today... rice cakes, chicken thighs, yellow plantains, fruit punch, and cocktail onions.

Thirty on the clock... Get cooking.

Chris: Baked Chiciken with Sweet Plantains
Robert: Plantain Puree with Pan-Seared Chicken
Lucas: Mofongo (Mashed plantain with bacon et al.)

No secret. Rice cakes are about as appetizing as cardboard. Lucas is going for a Caribbean-Central American influence. Chris is baking the rice cake. Robert... his puree is working pretty good. Lucas is still cooking with five minutes left. You have to stop cooking and start plating... He's basically trying everything in the book to try and salvage this dish.

And... TIME. Step away. Let's go to the panel.

Robert's chicken is nice, moist, and crusty. Chris can make a great dish without a crunch. Lucas... just completely screwed the pooch. Alex: "You've given me food that I can't eat."

But we have talent against evidence. What will win out in the end?

The next person to be chopped... is.... no surprise, LUCAS. At the end of the day, you served raw chicken.

Round 3: DESSERT. And in the boxes for tonight's final course... betts, goat cheese, quick cook oatmeal, and crystallized ginger...

... Thirty on the clock... GO!

Chris: Three-Layer Oatmeal Parfait
Robert: Dessert "Salad" Oatmeal Crusted Goat Cheese Medallion

Robert has a plan for the first time all day. Chris is pulling out all the stops. Both chefs seem to be done early. No need to call time. Let's go to the Chopping Block.

Chris' parfait is very well balanced. For the other Chris, it could be sweeter. Alex wanted some crunch. Robert's dessert.. isn't. It straddles the line between dessert and cheese course. He says you can always do something with something.

Chris' dessert was comfort food. Robert's dessert was innovative and challenging. Robert had a star in each of his dishes. Chris is more familar and grew more from the word go.

But who will get the cash, and who will get chopped?

The final person... to be chopped... is... Robert. There were just some elements that didn't gel.

But it's all elementary for Chris Coleman, who gets the bragging rights, 10 G's, and the title of Chopped Champion. He calls it his biggest triumph... but an even bigger triumph awaits, as his daughter was just born in Ireland.

Next week, four more chefs and another $10,000 to be won if you can avoid being... chopped.

To see this episode in its entirety, or to apply to be a contestant on "Chopped", visit the official website at