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Team Rachael - Gilbert Gottfried, Kathy Najimy, Hines Ward, and Carnie Wilson
Team Guy - Chilli, Cornelia Guest, Dean McDermott, and Johnny Weir
The first challenge was to prepare a tasting menu to feed about a 100 guests and Team Rachael went with a potluck theme, while Team Guy went with a Western theme. The teams had to present their dishes to the crowd with (horrible) performances that went along with their themes.
Gilbert Gottfried lived up to his last pick status, and decided to go with peanut butter and jelly, but to 'spice it up' Rachael Ray suggested sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on it (genius!).
Chilli had the favorite dish of the night for Team Guy with her tilapia taco, and Team Guy ended up winning the challenge. This meant 2 members from Team Rachael were up for elimination, which ended up being Kathy Najimy for her bland mushroom dish, and of course Gilbert Gottfried for his 'spiced up' peanut butter and jelly.
In the elimination challenge Kathy decided to make hummus, and Gilbert boldly decided to go with..... peanut butter and jelly again. It was supposed to be a blind taste test, but of course Rachael and Guy knew who did the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. After tasting both, it was decided that Gilbert Gottfried was going to be eliminated from the first episode leaving Team Rachael with 3 members left.
I don't think someone cooking vegetarian or healthy food will be able to win the competition, so Kathy, Cornelia, and Johnny are ruled out in my opinion. Who do you think is going to win the competition this year?