Quahog Quandaries and Pickle Puzzles
Season 4, Episode 8
QQaPP Chefs
Air date June 8, 2010
Winner Marc Anthony Bynum
Episode Guide
Fired Up!
Turbot Powered
When panic sets in at the end of the Appetizer Round, the judges cheer on a competitor who appears to be giving up on making a completed cookies and clam dish. Then in the rush to get a tantalizing venison entree finished, one chef makes a dangerous mistake. And even though they find peanuts in the dessert basket, the finalists know that they are competing for so much more. The two remaining chefs take the intensity level in the kitchen up a notch as they face off for $10,000.


  • Ricardo Cardona, Executive Chef, Sofrito, New York, NY
  • Kat Ploszaj, Executive Chef, Petit Oven, Brooklyn, NY
  • Marc Anthony Bynum, Executive Chef, Venúe 56, Hauppauge, NY
  • Melissa Muller, Executive Chef, Organika, New York, NY




Ingredients: Quahog Clams, Rhubarb, Almond Butter Cookies


Ingredients: Venison Tenderloin, Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Sharon Fruit, Cornichons


Ingredients: Matzo, Salty Peanuts, Dried Strawberries, Cocoa Nibs


  • The chefs for the episode. From left to right: Melissa, Marc, Kat, and Ricardo
  • Ricardo's Appetizer
  • Kat's Appetizer
  • Marc's Appetizer
  • Melissa's Appetizer
  • Kat's Entrée
  • Marc's Entrée
  • Ricardo's Entrée
  • Marc's Dessert
  • Kat's Dessert


  • This is the first episode with an all-female panel of judges.
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#01 Rattle & Roll#08 Quahog Quandaries and Pickle Puzzles
#02 My Froggy Clementine#09 Turbot Powered
#03 Jitters & Giant Eggs#10 Keep On Cook'n On
#04 Dr. Deckle & Mr. Fried#11 Green Apps and Lamb
#05 Mussels Mastery & Cotton Candy Can-Do#12 Crunch Time
#06 First Things Worst#13 Rowdy With a Chance of Meatballs
#07 Fired Up!