For the showdown before the finale, the chefs head to Whistler, the site of the 2012 Olympic winter games to compete in their very own culinary games. The winner of each of three event wins $10,000 and secures a spot in next week's finale. And of course, Padma's wearing a big fur hat! The trio of challenges are as follows:
First: Cook a dish on a moving gondola, making a stop to choose an additional ingredient. Lindsay wins and secures her spot in the finale.
Second: Free frozen ingredients from blocks of ice and cook a dish with them in one hour. Paul's brute strength nets him the most ingredients the fastest, and though he helps Sarah and Bev out, he still comes in first, leaving them in a Chicago versus Chicago battle for the last spot in the finale.
Third: Complete a culinary biathlon. After cross-country skiing, the chefs must hit designated targets with a rifle in order to acquire ingredients to cook a dish for the judges.