Potluck, Cakes And Wedding Challenge The 11 finalists are introduced and presented with their first three challenges. They must create an original dish for a dinner party; decorate a wedding cake; and cater a wedding for 100 guests in six hours.
Bon Appetit Challenge Giada De Laurentiis tests the contestants on their presentation skills. The winner's dish will appear on the cover of Bon Appetit magazine.
NBA Chocolate Challenge A chocolate challenge is given by former NBA player Darryl Dawkins and last season's winner Guy Fieri. Then, the contestants must put a unique spin on stadium food and serve their creations at a New Jersey Nets game. Basketball fans choose the winner.
Fort Dix Challenge Paula Deen and Giada De Laurentiis instruct the remaining finalists to prepare comfort-food dishes for troops at Fort Dix in New Jersey.
Alton's Classroom The contestants build their own brand by making a packaged food that represents their unique point of view; they also film their first full-scale, on-camera cooking demonstration.
Iron Chef Showdown The remaining four finalists each get a surprise sous chef to help them on an Iron Chef battle, where they must create three dishes in one hour.
Meet The Press Three hopefuls remain and they head to Rachael Ray's daily talk show, where each will prepare a signature dish. Then, the final two contestants are chosen.
Finale The 11 finalists reunite and the winner is revealed live in New York City. Also: home videos of the final two.