The chefs were also given pre-soaked cedar planks that they could use if they wished.
Episode notes: Chef Lee cut himself during the entrée round.
The chefs were given 40 minutes instead of the usual 30 in the entrée round to allow time to adequately butcher and cook the turkey.
The judges gave Chef Magris the option to bow out of the competition before the judging in that round, but she elected to continue.
Although Chef Nitahara won, he gave the $10,000 prize to Chef Magris so she could visit her ill grandmother in France.
Chef Lai cut his palm during the appetizer round, but did not tend to the wound because he thought the blood on the plate was a smudge of harissa; the judges did not taste his dish as a result.
The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, where they competed for $50,000. The stovetops were outfitted with grill sheets and two other burners.
Chef Magris slipped and fell during the entrée round.
Despite saving her food, she spilled boiling water on herself, causing second-degree burns on both her legs.
Episode notes: This was the first of a five-part series of episodes, where sixteen past champions competed.
The winner of each preliminary round advanced to the finale, where they competed for ,000. The chefs were directed to prepare holiday-themed dishes for each course.
The judges considered this unsanitary, so they did not taste his entrée. Episode notes: This episode featured four past non-winners.
This was the first "redemption" episode to feature a non-runner-up as well as the first to feature two chefs from the same previous episode.
Despite putting on several layers of gloves, his bleeding did not stop.