Harold Cohen, a retired plastic surgeon from Hollywood, Fla., has traveled the world and now spends his time developing the perfect burger. Although legally blind, the Ultimate Recipe Showdown defending champ is confident that his feel for food will help him to create his signature dish, Alabama Smokehouse Pig Burger with White Barbecue Sauce and win over the judges.
Signature dish: The Alabama Smokehouse Pig Burger with White Barbecue Sauce
Speed-round dish: Mexican Cemita Burger
WINNER! Michael Cohen, a music composer in Los Angeles, Calif., has participated in several cooking competitions, including season one of Ultimate Recipe Showdown. Going up against his father, Harold, for the Ultimate Burger crown, Michael will try to win with his signature dish, The Ultimate BLT Burger.
Speed-round dish: Winning Recipe: Northern Italian Trattoria Burger
Chris Osserman of Plano, Texas, is a general manager of a lumber company who enjoys experimenting with unusual ingredients. Chris added a special twist to his signature dish, Great American Southwest Sliders.
Speed-round dish: Tuscan Espresso Burger with Grilled Radicchio Slaw
Dani Mitchell Turk of Brandon, Miss., has been surrounded by food since the age of 14, when she began working at a restaurant. Dani, who owns a bakery, hopes to impress the judges with her signature dish, Must-Have Muffaletta Burgers!.
Signature dish: Must-Have Muffaletta Burgers!
Speed-round dish: It's All Greek to Me Burger