Home cooks take on professional chefs for $100,000
Recaps by Chico Alexander, GSNN
Christopher R. Grant
Universal Studios Hollywood
8p ET Tues, Fox
Copyright Statemente fan pages;
production companies of shows this site covers retain all
rights to the sounds, images, and information contained
herein. No challenge to copyright is implied.
ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL COPYRIGHT 1999-2015 GAMESHOWNEWSNET.COM. All rights reserved.
No infringement of copyright is intended by thes
Web design by Jason Elliott. Logo by Chico Alexander.
Full Copyright Statement
Powered by 1&1 Internet
You're in the Big
It's about to go down in the Kitchen of
Dreams again as another home cook looks for $100,000 and the title of
Food Fighter Supreme.
This week, Holly Haines (San Diego, web designer), a half-Black
half-Filipino talent with a diverse menu combining soul food with Asian
flavors. She loves to throw theme dinners based on musical artists.
Hopefully the Tasting Party is full of music fans, because if she wins
the big money, she's going to turn that love into a pop-up restaurant
But winning the money won't be easy, because you will face five seasoned
pro chefs. Each chef you defeat adds money to your bank.
Beat Chef #1: +$5000
Beat Chef #2: +$10,000
Beat Chef #3: +$15,000
Beat Chef #4: +$20,000
Beat the Final Chef: DOUBLE THE BANK
Any money won is banked for keeps, but do it right, and it is worth
$100,000. But if you lose to a chef, you continue the fight, but you
lose the cash for that round. But it's not just about looking, it's also
about strategy, because each home cook that comes into the arena is
equipped with their own menu.
- Shrimp & Grits
- Steak Lettuce Wraps
- Catfish & Hushpuppies
- Chocolate Cake with Strawberries
- Chicken & Waffles
ROUND 1 for $5000 vs. ALEJANDRA SCHRADER
She grew up in Venezuela, so she's going to bring the heat and the
spice. So it would be wise for Holly to stay away from the steak.
Instead... a challenge of CHICKEN & WAFFLES. Schrader's going to try and
bring a Latin flare to an American classic. You each have 20 minutes...
Food Fighters... FIGHT!
Holly is doing it adobo style with cane sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar.
She's doing it in the stile of Bibingka, a Filipino dessert. Schrader is
working with cumin, curry, & paprika with panko crumbs and, instead of
waffles, panquecas - Venezuela pancakes.
WINNER: 3-2 split in favor of Chef Schrader. ($0)
But it's not over yet.
ROUND 2 for $10,000 vs. DANIEL SHEMTOB
Last week, he took a powder in a 4-1 shot involving a classic street
food. How will he do when Holly gives him the test of ... CATFISH &
HUSHPUPPIES? He loves catfish. Hushpuppies on the other hand... 20 on
the timer... Food Fighters... FIGHT!
Holly's hushpuppies will have longanisa, a Filipino sausage, very spicy.
Chef Shemtob is working a fresh dough with some corn meal added AND
fresh corn for a sweet pop. Holly's catfish has a little bit of Bay
seasoning, while Shemtob is mixing various spices AND salting &
peppering the fish itself. But will it be done in time?
WINNER: 4-1 in favor of... HOLLY! ($10,000)
ROUND 3 for $15,000 vs. MICHELE RAGUSSIS
With over 20 years of seafood experience, this New England chef has just
learned to bake. But how will this Greek-Sicilian nightmare handle
her... STEAK LETTUCE WRAPS with chimichurri sauce? Walmart clock has 20
on it... Food Fighters... FIGHT!
Holly's steak gets grilled with fish sauce. Her chimichurri has mint,
ginger & fish sauce for a little bit of Asian flare. Ragussis wants to
make it simple... marinated steak with big chunky herbs with bold
flavors. Holly is using vermicelli with bean paste & hot pepper paste to
go into the wraps. Ragussis counters with mango & avocado.
WINNER: 3-2 split in favor of... HOLLY!($25,000)
ROUND 4 for $20,000 vs. TIFFANY DERRY
Chef Derry's Texas swag has been on display, and she's also an expert on
Asian and Italian cuisines. So we have a global vs. global, like-cuisine
battle. So Holly decides to flip the script... SCRIPT FLIP! ... with
CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES. Let's get 20 on the clock.... Food
Holly's cake only takes a minute to do in the microwave. The
strawberries will also have balsamic vinegar with an extra hit of
flavor. Derry can only think of making a chocolate budino - a mix of a
cake and a pudding, almost a custard. She's adding allspice and espresso
to amp it up. Holly is adding rosewater and cardamom to a
mascarpone-based whipped cream. Derry also has a mascarpone creme with
rum-macerated strawberries. Can Holly finish her truffle cakes on time?
WINNER: 5-0 SWEEP in favor of... HOLLY! ($45,000)
That money is hers to keep no matter what to take her mom on a family
vacation. Now let's go for $90,000...
FINAL ROUND for DOUBLE vs. ERIC GREENSPAN
He owns three eateries specializing in high-end comfort food. He trained
in Paris. He has a Michelin star. He's got a little bit of experience.
All Holly has right now is SHRIMP & GRITS. Which is about as comforting
as it gets. This is going to be a close one. For $90,000.... Food
Fighters... 20 on the clock... FIGHT!
Holly is adding kimchi to her grits. Greenspan is making mascarpone &
chorizo grits with a fig & balsamic reduction. Huge flavors.
WINNER: 3-2 split in favor of... Chef Greenspan. But don't cry for
Holly, she's leaving the kitchen with $45,000!
More fights and a shot at $100,000 next time. Do not be late for your
To see this episode in its entirety OR to
apply to be a contestant, go to