The chefs team up with the U.S. Coast Guard for an intense cooking adventure at sea. They must prepare military MREs, rescue ingredients from a capsized boat and cook in the cramped galley of a Coast Guard Cutter.
The remaining five chefs go back in time to cook like the Native American Indians, adapting to indigenous desert foods and tools. But a brutal dust storm, spiny cacti and toxic fruit all lead to one chef's demise.
The final four chefs must adapt to the culture and cuisine of Thailand, one of the culinary capitals of the world. They'll source ingredients from a floating market, battle a flash rainstorm and cook the perfect bite at a coconut farm.
The final three chefs battle in the remote jungles of Thailand for $50,000 and the title of Extreme Chef. After working with elephants and a native hill tribe, the finalists race up hundreds of stairs to create the perfect bite in front of a Buddhist temple.