The competition heated up on Top Chef Season 12 Episode 5 when the chefs went head-to-head in a Quickfire Challenge with guest judge Jamie Bissonnette.
The winner took home both bragging rights... and $10,000.
For the Elimination Challenge, meanwhile, the team of Quickfire Losers received a chance at redemption when they cooked off as a unit against the Quickfire Winners. Got it?
And then elsewhere - in yet another head-to-head competition - the hopefuls thought about the best dishes they could make on a lean military budget with Revolutionary War-themed battles that took place at the historic Watertown Arsenal.