Shrimp Boats and Hat Ladies
The six competitors left start their day boarding a boat with Tom Colicchio, who gives them a lesson in shrimpin'. Back at the docks, Padma is waiting with a Sudden Death Quickfire where the chefs must create a dish that showcases their freshly caught shrimp. The losing chef is sent home on the spot, while the others are surprised by an unexpected guest judge for their elimination challenge, creator of the Cronut®, Dominique Ansel. The chefs are asked to prepare a decadent brunch for the famed Charleston Hat Ladies. However, it won't be a traditional southern brunch as they must create whimsical breakfast and lunch hybrid dishes inventive enough to impress the judges.