Baseline Challenge Sixteen hapless home cooks begin culinary boot camp. First, the recruits prepare signature dishes, which are then critiqued by hosts Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay. Later, they learn the basics of cooking breakfast.
Going Global An international-theme challenge finds the recruits attempting Chinese hand-pulled noodles and globally inspired meatballs.
Flavor Combos The 12 remaining recruits make their own pizzas. Later, their palates are tested with extreme and odd flavor combinations.
Late Night/Date Night The recruits pull an all-nighter at a local diner, where they learn how to make a late-night treat. Then, Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell show them how to prepare a romantic entree for two.
Luck Of The Irish Eight recruits will be asked to re-create one of Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay's favorite meals using nothing but their sense of taste and smell.
Something Fishy It's time to get down and dirty as the recruits visit a fish market and have to make a colossal raw bar tower.
Kicked Off By Kinfolk The recruits have to impress their hardest critics yet in hopes of moving on to the finale.