The Chopped dessert challenge was a curve ball and took all of the finalists out of their comfort zones. Not only were they working with wacky ingredient combinations, but they had to compete against their own teammates. Josh decided to go all out and make Danish-style doughnuts called Ebilskevers: "I'm just going to wing it and make it Asian-inspired."
Josh's overcomplicated dessert landed him in the bottom for the second time. "You tried to shove a lot into a short time period. There's a Josh in there that I think is really interesting, but we're not getting him because of all the complications," said Bob Tuschman. He tried to take that advice to heart in the Producers' Challenge.
Giada made her argument for Josh in the pitch room: "I finally saw a point of view, mixing his heritage with his passion, which is Asian infusion," she said. She thought Josh could improve his camera presentations with time, but Bob and Susie decided this was his week to go home: "When he gets up to perform, it's 120 miles per hour. That doesn't work here," Susie said.
Josh left the competition with a new POV to run with: "This experience was very unique. I think it's clarified my direction, fusing Asian cuisine with European. I've presented it to some of the biggest chefs in the world and they did give me some positive feedback. I'm going to take those words and create something awesome."