|Chopped All-Stars: Mega Chefs|
|Season 14, Episode 10|
|Air date||April 14, 2013|
Chopped All-Stars: Food Network vs. Cooking Channel
Chopped All-Stars: Judges
- Richard Blais, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Gavin Kaysen, Children's Cancer Research Fund
- Elizabeth Faulkner, Edible Schoolyard Project
- Chuck Hughes, Cedars Cancer Institute
Ingredients: Black Sea Bass, Wakame Seaweed, Cream Soda, Black Garlic
Elizabeth's Pan-Seared Black Sea Bass with Black Garlic Puree and Wakame Fumet was praised for the complexity of her broth but the judges criticized her fish after she forgot to score it.
Gavin kept his appetizer simple by prepping a Crudo of Sea Bass with Dashi and Cream Soda Broth. Two of the judges however, are not impressed on his the slicing of the fish despite executing the dish with heat.
Chuck used his cream soda for his fish and also paired it with garlic and wakame. His Glazed Black Sea Bass Tempura with Crispy Skin was liked by the judges but overall, the dish was too sweet due to the soda.
Richard also made a crudo dish (Raw Black Sea Bass with Italian Sausage Aioli). The least criticism was the lack of salt and acidity to the dish.
Despite winning overall praise in his appetizer, it was the cloying sweetness of Chef Chuck's dish that sealed his elimination.
Ingredients: Precooked Oxtail, Labneh in Olive Oil, Mustard Greens, Fruit Cocktail
Richard's Glazed Oxtail with Fruit Chutney, Mustard Greens and White Bean Puree impressed on the flavour of the protein but not the chutney.
Gavin cooked an Beef Oxtail Stew with a Side Cheese Course that was applauded on the technicality. However, the dish lacked cohesion on the basket ingredients.
The judges are impressed with Elizabeth's 'Braised Oxtail with Potato Labaneh Puree, but are disappointed on her plating.
As a result, Chef Elizabeth was chopped in the entrée round.
Ingredients: Peanut Brittle, Mexican Chocolate, Grape Tomatoes, Sponge Cake Snacks
Gavin made a Citrus, Chocolate & Peanut Ice Cream that the judges thought his dessert comforting but safe.
Richard delivered in his creativity of his Sponge Cake with Chocolate and Thai Tomato Salad which impressed the judges on the savory notes on his dish but the dish lacked harmony.
In a clear-cut result, Gavin's courses won out over Chef Richard and was made Chopped Champion to advance in the finale.
|Chopped Season 14|
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|#01 Leftovers Overload||#08 Redemption Intention|
|#02 Chopped Champions: Part 1||#09 Chopped All-Stars: Food Network vs. Cooking Channel|
|#03 Chopped Champions: Part 2||#10 Chopped All-Stars: Mega Chefs|
|#04 Chopped Champions: Part 3||#11 Chopped All-Stars: Judges|
|#05 Chopped Champions: Part 4||#12 Chopped All-Stars: Celebrities|
|#06 Chopped Champions: Finale||#13 Chopped All-Stars: Finale!|
|#07 Just for the Halibut|