Top Chef Seattle: Berry Battle

Chefs go head-to-head cooking with berries

Top Chef Seattle: Berry Battle

This week on Top Chef Seattle, the chefs went head-to-head in a berry battle. But it was the Quickfire that stole the show.

For the Quickfire Challenge, the chefs had to pick their ingredients based only on size and weight as they were all  wrapped in aluminum foil. And the first catch was if you unwrap it you MUST use it. So if you get a lemon instead of an onion, you have to use it. Oh, and you can cook only using foil. No pots or pans. So it was a lot of fun to watch.

So the elimination challenge put the chefs in a one-on-one battle cooking with berries at the Remlinger Farms Berry Festival. And the festival guests get to vote on which dishes are their favorites. That means the bottom group up for elimination will be decided by the crowd, not the judges. The judges will decide who goes, though.

Top Chef 10 Episode 7 Quickfire winner

Top Chef Episode 7 Scorecard

Quickfire Challenge: Cook a dish using surprise ingredients using only aluminum foil as your pots, pans, etc.

Quickfire Challenge Winner: Kristen’s Almond & Chocolate Sponge Cake, shown above (she wins immunity and will cook alone in the elimination challenge)

Elimination Challenge: Go head-to-head in a battle showcasing berries

The Pairings:

  • Sheldon vs. Micha
  • Danyele vs. Josh
  • Stefan vs. John
  • Josie vs. Lizzie
  • Bart vs. Brooke

Top Chefs: Kristen, Sheldon, Josh, Stefan, Lizzie and Brooke

Bottom Chefs: Micha, Danyele, John, Josie and Bart

Top Chef 10 episode 7 Kristen's winning dish

Winning Dish: Kristen’s Matcha Goat Milk Custard with Macerated Tayberries (shown above). That’s two wins in one episode for her.

Eliminated Chef: Danyele