Elimination A Sandra Lee challenge for the seven finalists ends with the elimination of one contestant.
Giada Elimination A Giada De Laurentiis challenge has contestants preparing two dishes and trying to arrange the perfect table setting. Also: a visit from the first-season winners, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh.
Alton Brown TV 101 The five finalists show off their cupcake-decorating skills; and an Alton Brown challenge eliminates one person.
TV Guide Press Conference The four finalists test their media skills at a Meet & Eat event that includes editors from TV Guide, after which one of the contestants is eliminated.
Paula Deen Pilots The three finalists perform a demo on The Early Show; and an elimination leaves two remaining, who prepare pilots with the help of Paula Deen.
Finale A winner is chosen from the two finalists after they prepare a meal for surprise guests, unaware that they're serving the eliminated contestants, who enjoy a reunion.