Playing a Risky Game on the Field — Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Rachael Ray discusses menu planning with her team, as seen on Food Network’s “Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-??off.”

Photo by: Todd Plitt

Todd Plitt

Taking risks was the name of the game on last night's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. As the celebs entered a sports arena for their game-day foods challenge, they knew to expect some serious competition, but what they didn't know was that there would be some big rewards. Like last week, one celebrity from each team would be rewarded with MVP status, but this time, those MVPs would also gain immunity from elimination in a second round of cooking.

In the first round, the celebrities made their most-creative interpretations of chicken wings. Penn, on Team Rachael, won MVP for his Chili Wings, and Herschel, from Team Guy, won MVP for his Mongolian Kickin' Wings — repeat wins for both. That left Tiffany and Ice, from Team Guy, and Florence and Judy, from Team Rachael, up for elimination. For the second round, Guy tasked them with making elevated stadium food. Unfortunately one celeb's dish was found to be a bit too much.

Guest judge Alex Guarnaschelli declared Team Guy the winner of the second challenge, which meant either Florence or Judy would be going home from Team Rachael. Even though Judy took a big risk by going outside of her kosher comfort zone and making crab cakes, she was eliminated for what Alex called "too much for my taste" because the dish had "one too many items." Judy was proud to have challenged herself every round, and Rachael was impressed by how brave everyone on her team was in challenging themselves. Judy faced her fears of being eliminated by a Chopped judge, but left knowing she cooked the best she could and that she could always count on telling jokes.

Do you think Judy deserved to go home for her crab cakes? Or would you have sent someone else home? Vote below for who you think (Florence, Judy, Tiffany or Ice) did the best job of elevating stadium food.

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