The chefs arrive in Las Vegas to start their six-week, grueling job interview for the title of Head Chef at the Flamingo Resort and Casino. First, the contestants are challenged to show their culinary point of view using an ingredient beloved by high rollers and vacationers alike. Then, the big test goes down at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino where they take over BLT Steak for an evening. Some chefs come up aces with inspired dishes, but one chef is the first to go bust.
Anne Burrell introduces BLT Steak in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Executive Chef Danny Choukalas describes the restaurant's most-popular dishes, including their mouthwatering porterhouse steak, tuna tartare and popovers.
Chef Anne Burrell pushes the seven remaining chefs to the limit with a challenge to create a dish using the nopal cactus. Then, the candidates have to create Mexican dishes worthy of dinner service at Guy Fieri's El Burro Borracho at the Rio Las Vegas All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Leadership and quick thinking become critical when organization and communication fall apart.
Chef Mark Wermiel reveals the best dishes at Guy Fieri's restaurant El Burro Borracho in Las Vegas, Nevada, including their Hamburguesa El Gringo, Drunken Fish Tacos and their top-selling House-Made Churros.
Since everything is bigger and better in Las Vegas, Chef Anne Burrell gets the chefs cooking with a larger-than-life ingredient. Then, dinner service takes place at the world-renowned Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace. The remaining six candidates must not only master authentic Chinese cuisine, they must add a theatrical element to their presentation.
At Mr. Chow in Las Vegas, Nevada, it's all about entertainment, expert cooking and a traditional Beijing menu. Their signature dishes include Noodles with Red Bean Pork Sauce, Beijing Duck and Prawn Toast with Gambei.
Tensions rise when the five remaining chefs fail to impress Chef Anne Burrell on the first test. The only path for redemption is to kill it at Giada De Laurentiis' restaurant, Giada, at The Cromwell Hotel and Casino. But when the blaming begins after a struggle with brunch service, the candidates get schooled on job interview decorum.
Giada De Laurentiis' namesake restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, specializes in Italian food with a California twist, such as the Antipasti Platter, Veal Chop Saltimbocca and popular Lemon Spaghetti with Shrimp.
The four remaining chefs try to redeem themselves in the eyes of Chef Anne Burrell. Dinner service at the three-Michelin-star restaurant Guy Savoy will require the most precise and inspired performance of their lives. At this level of fine dining, there is no room for mistakes.
Guy Savoy offers an authentic taste of France on the Las Vegas strip. Every meal displays an elegant presentation, including signature dishes such as Organic Chicken Foie Gras and Artichoke and Black Truffle Soup.
Three chefs remain, but one job interview will end after the first test, and only the final two will meet the Caesars Executives in the Caesars Board Room to make their case. In the last dinner service, the finalists create a tasting menu that showcases their dream restaurant concept. By the end, someone's life will change forever.