Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Recap: Episode 11 – Giving It The College Try
The remaining chefs on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 will be giving it the college try tonight on Top Chef New Orleans 2013, as they head to the campus at Louisiana State University to feed the incoming students! The chefs will also be put to the test in the Quickfire Challenge, as musician Questlove guest judges a drumstick challenge! It will be a lively one, as we all know how college campuses get, especially in New Orleans! Follow along with tonight’s new episode during our Top Chef 2013 Season 11 Recap and see who was eliminated on Top Chef 2013 tonight with us!
Last week on Top Chef Season 11, the chefs were put to the test of creating a dish featuring coffee! The winner not only got immunity, but also $10,000! Shirley wanted that money for a new air conditioner for her home in Vegas and it worked, so she will be cool next summer! During the Elimination Challenge, the chefs were asked to create dishes that reminded them of home. This should have been easy since they probably made the dishes thousands of times growing up. Well, Travis made biscuits and gravy, which the judges on Top Chef 2013 New Orleans loved, but the biscuits were not properly done and that led to his elimination!
Who goes home tonight on Top Chef 2013? Find out in our Live Recap that follows!
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Nina is feeling alone now, since her group (her, Bene and Travis) are all gone! The chefs head to the kitchen and meet Padma Lakshmi and Questlove, who will be judging today’s Quickfire Challenge. A drumline comes through and at the end is a table full of drumsticks! They have 30 minutes to prepare a dish of drumsticks, which they each have their own kind. It is all the chefs for themselves, so they attack the table and grab which leg they want. Shirley takes a fall and Nick helps pick her up instead of grabbing his meat, which is a very nice thing to do.
Stephanie has the turkey legs, which will take a long time to cook, so she definitely does not want to serve raw meat. Shirley is cooking duck and it cooks faster than she thought, so she seasons some more and hopes to get them grilled in time!
The time runs out and time for the judges to go around and taste the dishes and drumsticks. Questlove said he was precently surprised. The dishes he did not like: Nick (too salty), Justin (wanted something more creative) and Carlos (overcooked and Padma got a little bone in hers). The dishes he liked: Carrie, Nina and Brian. The winner of the Quickfire Challenge is Carrie, who gets immunity in the next Elimination Challenge on Top Chef 2013 Season 11!
Elimination Challenge: They will be taking over the dining room for 500 incoming freshmen at Louisiana State University for orientation. They have to serve meals, cafeteria style, for the 500 freshmen! They will staying in the dorms for the night, so they go home and pack their overnight bags. The winner of the challenge will win a Toyota Rav4!
The chefs get to campus and get their tour guide of the campus, which features a live tiger! They then get to their dorm rooms, which are so small, but that is college life!
The next day arrives and the chefs head to the kitchen at the dining hall. They have no clue what they are working with, so they all go in shocked. They talk about stations and what everyone will be doing. Shirley chooses the station with the big oven/stove to cook her fried rice, but Carlos is doing fish and says he can’t do it anywhere but on her station. She gives it up to him, but says you see his true colors coming out and he is all about himself!
The chefs start working on their dishes, but none of them are used to cooking for this many people. Nina feels Justin’s dish is not food that college kids will want to eat. Stephanie is making a macaroni and cheese dish, but not finding the cheeses she would normally work with, but is going to make due. Carrie is making a broccoli salad for her cold dish station, which Tom Colicchio questions the healthy dish, but she said it is good to have a healthy option. Justin feels there is a lot of dishes not up to standards, but we shall see.
The time runs out and each chef gets a helper to serve food with them. The college kids come in and the chefs are getting slammed, well all of them except Carrie and her broccoli dish. Brian has a long line, but the students are saying it is worth the wait. Nick claimed his oven earlier and now Carlos wants to use it, but Nick is using it and now he has to use the stovetop to cook his fish and he is falling behind.
The judges on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 arrive and time to taste the dishes! For Brian, they like the big pieces of shrimp in it. For Shirley, they think the meat is cooked very well. For Nina, they wanted her to fry the chicken more. For Nick, they liked the meat. For Justin, they said not a lot of seasoning or flavor in it. For Carrie, they were happy about giving vegetables, but think she may have backed out since she had immunity. Carlos has no fish ready for the judges, so he says Nick stole his oven and throws him under the bus! For his dish, they think he did a good job and it was on fire. For Stephanie, they didn’t like the sandwich in the soup and it got soggy. The judges ask Nick about the oven, which he is not happy about and can’t believe Carlos did it!
The chefs are in the holding room and Nick calls out Carlos for saying he stole his oven to the judges. They all question his integrity, but he said he didn’t mean it. The watch the judges discuss the dishes and they liked how Shirley used the brick oven. They liked Brian’s dish. They thought Stephanie’s sandwich was soggy and had to wait all day for the fish from Carlos. Nina served a dish that some of them didn’t have corn. They said if Carrie didn’t have immunity then she would be here and probably go home. Padma comes in and the judges want to see Shirley, Carlos and Brian.
Judges’ Table: the three of them had the favorite dishes for the day. They said most of the students they talked to thought that Brian’s dish was the best. It happened before, as Shirley said she wanted the money to get an air conditioner and she won the money. She wanted to win the car to give to her parents and she won the car with the best dish of the day!
The judges now ask to see Stephanie, Nina and Justin, who have the least favorite dishes of the day on Top Chef 2013. They didn’t like that some of the dishes went out without corn for Nina, but they thought the corn was the worst part of the dish. They thought Justin was not cooking for college kids. Stephanie had too much cheese and he sandwich just fell apart when putting it in the soup.
The judges discuss the chefs, so who do you think will go home tonight on Top Chef Season 11? I am thinking it could be Justin, since he put out a very bland and boring dish. The chefs are back in front of the judges and Justin has been eliminated tonight on Top Chef New Orleans 2013! He now heads to Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen to take on three-time winner Louis!
What do you think of the results on Top Chef 2013 Season 11 tonight?
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