Getting to know each other is the theme for this first round. The new crop of fifteen chefs arrives in Miami, and then they are given two challenges – one with leftovers – to introduce themselves and their cooking to their fellow contestants and the judges.
Guest Judge: Anthony Bourdain.
QuickFire Challenge: Create an Amuse-Bouche in 10 Minutes
Elimination Challenge: Create a Surf & Turf Dish Using Exotic Ingredients