Go For It!
Season 7, Episode 8
GfI Chefs
Air date June 21, 2011
Winner Olivier Desaintmartin
Episode Guide
Bite Your Pickled Beef Tongue
Thyme Flies
With a Frenchman and an Irishman in the mix, the competition could take on a European edge. When one of the chefs goes for plates with less than two minutes left on the clock in the appetizer round, the judges urge him to get all of the ingredients onto the dishes. The competitors are given tequila to give their entree dishes a kick, and another ingredient could make them scream. Then second thoughts on what to do with the corn tortillas in the dessert basket cause some problems for one of the finalists.


  • Emily Sims, Executive Chef, Ici, New York, NY
  • Stephen Hartigan, Private Chef, The Field, Bridgeport, CT
  • Olivier Desaintmartin, Chef and Restaurateur, Caribou Café, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jonathan Doar, Sous chef, Fishtail by David Burke, New York, NY




Ingredients: Gorgonzola, Green Papaya, Sour Lemon Candies, Duck Livers


Ingredients: Tequila, Epazote, Puff Pastry, Cuttlefish


Ingredients: Cocoa Nibs, Blackberries, Corn Tortillas, Ginger


  • The chefs for the episode. From left to right: Jonathan, Olivier, Stephen, and Emily
  • Emily's Appetizer
  • Stephen's Appetizer
  • Olivier's Appetizer
  • Jonathan's Appetizer
  • Stephen's Entrée
  • Olivier's Entrée
  • Jonathan's Entrée
  • Olivier's Dessert
  • Stephen's Dessert


Chopped Season 7
<< Season 6Season 8 >>
#01 The Icing on the Steak#06 Get it Together
#02 Canned Cheese, Please!#07 Bite Your Pickled Beef Tongue
#03 Saying Sayonara#08 Go For It!
#04 Have a Heart#09 Thyme Flies
#05 Gotta Grill!#10 Nopales, No Problem