Guy's Grocery Games Tournament of Champions: Meet the Competitors

Find out which returning chefs are competing in the five-part tournament for a chance to win the ultimate shopping spree.

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Champions Back at the Market

These 16 former Triple G champions are back to try their luck again in Flavortown Market. The winners of the four preliminary battles will go on to the finale for a chance to leave with one of the biggest shopping spree hauls yet. Find out how the chefs won the games the last time they were on the show.

Part 1: Erika Tucker

When it came to competing in Musical Carts during her last appearance on Guy's Grocery Games, Erika was forced to use three items from her competitor's cart. Her dish of charred skirt steak earned her the win for the round and the shopping spree.

Orange You Glad You're in Flavortown

Part 1: Trevor Ball

Faced with a Budget Battle during a Round 2 game, Trevor managed to use the least cash to make the most with steak and oysters. He went on to win the final round and used the two minutes of his shopping spree to grab all 10 items for a total win of $20,000.

Part 1: Veronica Eiken

Despite Veronica having trouble using mayonnaise, a required ingredient in a game of Guy's Grocery List, she managed to create a dish that put her ahead of her fellow chefs. She ended up making it all the way to the shopping spree.

Part 1: Walter Potenza

When faced with a Watch Your Weight game, Walter had to sacrifice the ingredients for a sauce for his steakhouse dinner, but what impressed the judges was his improvisation: He used the cooking liquid from his sauteed kale. Walter ended up taking home $12,000 for his foundation that helps kids with diabetes.

Part 2: Crista Luedtke

In a special Battle America episode, Crista represented the West. Facing a 1, 2, 3 game in the last round, she created a California-inspired surf-and-turf taco dish that earned her the Shopping Spree.

Part 2: Darion Williams

After a spin of the Food Wheel forced Darion to use fresh salmon and ingredients from the frozen aisle, he created a cayenne-and-sugar-glazed salmon that impressed the judges. His luck continued in the shopping spree, where he won $20,000.

Flippin' Out in the Kitchen

Part 2: Meg Heriford

Charged with the task of shopping for, and using, one ingredient from each of Flavortown's 10 aisles, Meg used her experience as a diner owner to whip together a pork chop dinner that left the judges floored. Meg ended up winning $14,000 in the shopping spree.

Blue Plate Blues

Part 2: Salvatore Boscarello

After earning $18,000 in the shopping spree, Salvatore was at a loss for words as to what it meant for him to win the money to help bring his family to the States. For someone who was so outspoken every single round, that's saying something.

Watch the Video: Cut the Cheese

Part 3: Eddie Matney

Eddie thought he was headed for disaster in his first game, Let It Roll, but once he got the hang of the show, he put out dishes inspired by his Lebanese background that wowed the judges. It was his za'atar chicken in the last round that earned him a shopping spree.

Part 3: Phillip Franklin

In a Closing Time challenge, Phillip resorted to grabbing everything in sight, but it turned out to be a smart decision, as his dish impressed the judges. His final dish proved he was in it to win it, and he went on to the shopping spree, where he won $16,000.

Part 3: Reino Cruz

During a game of Word, Reino had no idea what to look for in the aisles. But as two of his competitors nearly broke into a brawl, Reino ran from behind to snatch up the item and win the advantage, which came into play during the final round that Reino ended up winning.

Part 3: Tanya Solomon

In a Game 3 challenge, kosher caterer Tanya followed the rules of the game by using the two ingredients Guy spun for, but she had to break the rules of kosher cooking and use a non-kosher ingredient. But it was worth it, because she left the winner.

Part 4: Caitie Maharg

During her time on the show, Caitie prevailed with top dishes in every round. And in the last game she wowed the judges with her "Beer Blanc" sauce, which sealed her fate. In the end she took to the shopping spree and came out $16,000 richer.

Part 4: Cristina Topham

What Cristina didn't know when Guy sent her and a competitor shopping with bags instead of carts was that it would end up being a Bag Swap. Despite getting her opponent's dessert ingredients, she turned out a dish that earned her the shopping spree, where she bagged all $20,000.

Part 4: Eddie Porter

During a No Carts Allowed challenge, Eddie had to shop for his breakfast-for-dinner dishes taking only what he could carry. He ended up winning the round, and he made it to the final game. In the shopping spree Eddie earned all $20,000 with just 20 seconds to spare.

Cart to Table

Part 4: Jay Kean

Despite cutting his finger pretty badly in a Game 1 challenge, Jay soldiered on and ended up winning the final game, 5 Items or Less, even using an item from Guy's sales rack to create a sophisticated scallop crudo. He went on to win $12,000 in the shopping spree to use toward his pop-up restaurant.

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