Ken Hulme works as a personal chef in Venice, Fla. The former technical writer specializes in catering and home-cooked meals while dressed in full Scottish garb. Ken hopes to spice things up with his signature dish, Spice Islands Salad.
Signature dish: Spice Islands Salad with Sambal Dressing
Speed-round dish: Spicy Shrimp and Pork Meatballs with Rujak Sauce
WINNER! Julie Merriman of Seattle, Wash., spent her professional life working for big corporations while dreaming of being a cook. When her daughters moved out, she took a step closer to her dream and attended culinary school. Julie, who hopes to become a chef, has perfected her signature dish, Chipotle-Rubbed Steak Tacos Mole.
Speed-round dish: Fiery Summer Bruschetta with Zesty Olive Spread and Spicy Candied Bacon
Richard Moore, of Atlanta, has just as much enthusiasm in the kitchen as he does when he's working on his motorcycle. The nine-year Navy veteran uses cooking as a stress-reliever and plans to win over the judges with his signature dish, Blazing Buffalo Bites.
Signature dish: Blazing Buffalo Bites
Speed-round dish: A Horse Rode in on a Turkey Quesadilla
Tina Washburn works as a marketing consultant in San Diego, Calif. The devoted triathlete spent years as a personal chef and consults with athletes on healthful food choices. Tina hopes to impress the judges with her signature dish, Thai Curry Chicken Noodle Soup.
Signature dish: Thai Curry Chicken Noodle Soup
Speed-round dish: Tentacle Tacos
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