Guy's Grocery Games Redemption Tournament — Meet the Competitors

Guy's invited back 16 chefs, who were just short of the win, to try their luck again. This time there's a chance to win up to $40,000 in the shopping spree.

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Part 1: Chase Meneely

After having a chaotic and unfocused trip to Flavortown Market his first time, the ever-eclectic Chase is determined to make the best of his second chance. Driven by causes very close to his heart, Chase plans to give potential earnings to foundations supporting multiple sclerosis and autism.

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Part 1: Eskender Aseged

This Ethiopian-born chef is no stranger to challenges, having fled his native country, traveling on foot for three weeks. As he says, "I'm a very determined individual." Eskender is ready to redeem himself after his overcooked duck was the reason he was sent home the first time. He hopes to win money to donate to his San Francisco community.

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Part 1: Jodi Ruben

Redemption has been Jodie's theme the entire year. After making a bad business decision, Jodie lost her business, and she is fighting to get her work back on track. She's returned to Triple G to prove that the undercooked rice she plated the last time was a mistake, and she wants to get back on top, where she belongs.

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Part 1: Lee Ann Miller

This peppy mother of two — and bed-and-breakfast owner — from Amish country is back to redeem herself after her use of canned cherries hit a sour note with the judges. Sweet as pie and eternally optimistic, Lee Ann is ready to roll up her sleeves and earn some cash for her son's education.

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Part 2: Kaimana Chee

The ukulele-playing Hawaiian chef is back after his hollandaise sauce struck a bad chord with the judges. In an effort to spread the aloha spirit, Kaimana dreams of opening a poke shop in his city of Washington, D.C. Don't let his cheery demeanor fool you; this time around, he says, there'll be "no more Mr. Nice Hawaiian Guy!"

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Part 2: Jen Solomon

After being cut for too much almond extract in her dish, Jen is back with a vengeance. Getting sober 13 years ago with the support of her family, she knows all about redemption. If she can take home the ultimate prize, Jen plans to take her family on vacation to Italy to show her gratitude.

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Part 2: Stephane Meloni

In Stephane's opinion, getting eliminated for oversalting his dish is debatable. He says: "Some people love me, some people hate me. I leave no one indifferent." This Frenchman has owed his wife a honeymoon for more than 10 years, and he's going to give his blood, sweat and tears to claim the redemption prize.

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Part 2: Terry Braggs

This single dad from Oakland, Calif., who went home because of an overly sweet Thanksgiving dinner, is putting all sweetness aside for a shot at the Redemption Tournament finale. Back for his bragging rights, Terry says a win would mean money to continue growing his catering company. Making it to the third round was a real heartbreaker, but it has fueled what he calls his "burning desire to win."

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Part 3: Jamie Gadson

Jamie and her husband, Ethan, last appeared together on the show, only to be sent home without the $20,000. This time around she's the head chef in the kitchen, and she's back for redemption. She's here to prove to the judges that she can win on her own. If Jamie wins that shopping spree money, it will go right back into her catering business that she owns with her husband.

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Part 3: Mary Schiller

Mary, a high-school culinary instructor, is returning for her shot at redemption after her overcooked salmon sent her home. This time around, she's ready to kick some butt and cook the kind of food that her family enjoys eating. She's determined to get to that shopping spree because the money will go toward her kids' college education.

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Part 3: Robbie Jester

The first time Robbie, an executive chef, appeared on the show, his presentation was found to be lacking, and he never got a shot at the shopping spree. This time around, he's playing for his mother, who desperately deserves to go on a vacation. He's here to prove to his family and his cooks back home just how well he can represent his Italian style of cooking.

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Part 3: Tom Lin

Tom is a chef and an owner of two Szechuan restaurants. Last time, his pancakes fell flat, but this time he's ready to whip up his stir-fry specialty. He's back for redemption and to prove to his mom, who's battling ovarian cancer, how well he can cook Asian cuisine.

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Part 4: Bourke Floyd

Bourke cut himself severely the last time he was on the show, but now he's back to prove that he can cook while keeping all of his fingers attached. If he can get to the shopping spree, Bourke plans to make good on the promise he made during his first appearance: to give to MaxLove Project, which supports pediatric cancer patients.

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Part 4: Chris Tzorin

Chris went home last time for his dish being too sweet. Because Chris dedicated the show to his son, the mother of his child was so touched that she moved closer to Chris and allowed them to be in each other's lives. If he is successful this time around, Chris will give all his earnings directly to his son.

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Part 4: Johanna Lawrence

Johanna was sent home last time because of undercooked chicken. Now this Chinese-Filipino chef is back to prove to her family that she's not wasting her time in America and that she knows how to cook. If she wins the shopping spree, she plans to put the money toward her kids' college fund.

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Part 4: Reva Constantine

Last time she visited Guy's Grocery Games, Reva fell hard, literally. Plus, her dish was deemed too sweet, and she was sent home just shy of the shopping spree. Now she's back to show her children that it's not how many times you fall, it's how many times you get back up.

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