Hero Chefs
Season 17, Episode 4
Hero Chefs
Air date September 10, 2013
Winner Derek Walker
Episode Guide
Sports Stars
We Love Leftovers!
These four extraordinary chefs all serve their communities with their culinary talents. In the first round they must combine chicken soup and barbecue sauce. The second round has the chefs creating scallop dishes with two unusual produce items. And the finalists have to get their buns in gear in the last round, when they are given hamburger buns to cook with.


  • Pedro Rodriguez, Head Chef, New York City Rescue Mission, New York, NY
  • Nicki Bogie, Culinary Instructor, The Fresh Air Fund, Fishkill, NY
  • Wilhemina Bell, Program Coordinator, C-CAP (Careers through the Culinary Arts Program), Philadelphia, PA
  • Derek Walker, Executive Chef, Bread and Roses Café, Venice, CA




Ingredients: Chicken Soup, Ground Pork, Pattypan Squash, Barbecue Sauce


Ingredients: Scallops, Chinese Broccoli, Tamarillos, Finger Limes


Ingredients: Aged Cheddar Cheese, Granny Smith Apples, Hamburger Buns, Vanilla Frosting


  • The chefs for the episode. From left to right: Derek, Wilhemina, Nicki, and Pedro
  • Pedro's Appetizer
  • Nicki's Appetizer
  • Wilhemina's Appetizer
  • Derek's Appetizer
  • Nicki's Entrée
  • Derek's Entrée
  • Pedro's Entrée
  • Derek's Dessert
  • Nicki's Dessert


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