Four chefs with incredible weight-loss stories charge into the Chopped Kitchen to compete. In the first mystery basket they find a fatty protein that challenges them to stick to their healthier-food philosophies. In the entree round, there's a fish to breakdown and a snack food to transform. And when the final two physically fit competitors dash into the dessert round, the judges watch eagerly to see if their angel food cake creations will be heavenly.
- Chris Avtges, Food Service Director, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
- Elizabeth Mwanga, Founder, Winning Diabetics, New York, NY
- Philip Dell, Private Chef, Sin City Chefs, Newport Beach, CA
- Joel Gargano, Executive Chef, Higher One, New Haven, CT
Ingredients: Dried Goji Berries, Bitter Melon, Duck Breast, Kumquats
Chris made a Seared Duck Breast with Sweet Potato and Onion Hash.
Elizabeth made a Seared Duck Breast and Bitter Melon Salad.
Philip made a Southwestern Seared Duck Breast with Warm Salsa.
Joel made a Pan-Seared Duck Breast and Noodle Salad.
Eliminated: Chef Elizabeth
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Black Cod, Dinosaur Kale, Pork Rinds
Chris made Seared Black Cod with Creamy Polenta.
Philip made Grilled Black Cod Crusted with Sesame Seeds and Pork Rinds.
Joel made Seared Cod Filet with Ragout of Napa Cabbage and Kale.
Eliminated: Chef Chris
Ingredients: Clotted Cream, Passion Fruit Puree, Spirulina, Angel Food Cake
Philip made Fruit Salad with Angel Food Cake Croutons.
Joel made Spirulina and Clotted Cream Pudding with Angel Food Cake.
Eliminated: Chef Joel