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Saying Sayonara
Season 7, Episode 3
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Air date May 17, 2011
Winner Wayne Lyons
Episode Guide
Canned Cheese, Please!
Have a Heart

Ah, shucks! Oysters in the first basket cause some problems, leading up to an emotional ending to the round. Then the competitors gain momentum in the entrée round when they're challenged to work with two Japanese ingredients. And the judges have to say sayonara to one last chef, after tasting the finalists' passionately prepared passion fruit desserts.


  • Wayne Lyons, Chef and Restaurateur, Soul Flavors, Jersey City, NJ
  • Rosalind Balducci, Personal Chef / Caterer, That Personal Touch Cuisine, New York, NY
  • Adam Powers, Chef and Restaurateur, Fetch, New York, NY
  • Shawn Dickensheets, Culinary Student, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY




Ingredients: Oysters, Clementines, Chinese Okra, French Dressing

Chef Wayne made Pan-Fried Oysters with Chinese Okra. The oyster is perfectly crispy and beautifully seasoned. The Chinese okra is gritty and Amanda got way too much of it on her plate.

Chef Rosalind made Oysters Sofrito with Chinese Okra & Clementines. Rosalind forgot the french dressing. Her oysters are very tasty and easily the best. Only two plates got clementines and the judges dislike that the okra was simply thrown on the plate with nothing on it.

Chef Adam made Oysters & Okra on Grilled Flatbread. The idea is super creative and smart but the dough is soggy and almost raw.

Chef Shawn made Baked Oysters with Okra Mignonette & Arugula Salad. The oysters are tender and moist. Shawn did the best job with the Chinese okra. The dish as a whole is too peppery.

The judges decide they must chop Chef Rosalind for failing to get all of the ingredients on her plates.


Ingredients: Duck Breasts, Green Tea, Adzuki Beans, Brussels Sprouts


Ingredients: Meyer Lemons, Cottage Cheese, Passionfruit, Soba Noodles



Chopped Season 7
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#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