There were seven different quickfire challenges from past seasons for the chefs to pick from. Mike assigned Antonia the canned goods challenge, Antonia assigned Richard the hot dog challenge, and Richard assigned Mike the one pot challenge.
While they were working, Padma came in to tell them that they could assign a classic Top Chef twist to another chef. Richard assigned the no utensils twist to Mike, Antonia made Richard cook with one hand, and Mike assigned Antonia the double apron challenge with Carla, who was brought back for this challenge. It’s good that Carla got to help Antonia, since Carla has said that there was a boys’ club on Top Chef.
The winner of the quickfire was Mike. I really thought he would be gone from the competition by now, but he’s really on a roll.
The elimination challenge had the Top Chef All Stars cooking a “last meal” for culinary icons. Mike picked Michelle Bernstein. He was able to assign the other chefs their challenge. He gave Masaharu Morimoto to Antonia and Wolfgang Puck to Richard.
There is also a mystery envelope to be opened at some point during the challenge.
Richard has to make goulash and apple streudel. Mike has to make fried chicken, biscuits, and gravy. Antonia has to make miso soup and sashimi.
Judges Table was right there after the judges were done eating. And the Top Chef All Stars were told that only two of them were moving on to the finale.
Richard was the first one sent to the finale. But, when it got down to Antonia and Mike, Padma pulled out the envelope from earlier. Antonia opens it to read that there will be one more challenge to determine who will be moving on.
Antonia and Mike have 45 minutes to make the perfect bite. The Top Chef judges were going back and forth on whose was better.
Antonia was sent home and Mike moves on to the Top Chef finale!
But, can anyone beat Richard for the title of Top Chef?