Every Chef That Has Been Eliminated From 'Next Level Chef' Season 2
Spoiler alert: This article contains major spoilers for Season 2 of Next Level Chef.
Most of us can agree that Fox’s Next Level Chef is food television gold! Aside from having British restaurateur Gordon Ramsay at the helm with Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais who all serve as mentors and judges, the competition series spotlights proficient chefs from across the country.
Interestingly, the competition set consists of various floors with different kitchens that are meant to test the chef's ability to adapt and thrive in undesirable conditions.
Season 2 of the series features chefs ranging from home cooks to notable social media chefs. And since the competition is stiff, folks wonder who could cook for the occasion and who fell flat.
So, who was eliminated from Next Level Chef in Thursday’s episode? Here’s what to know.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 7 of ‘Next Level Chef’?
Next Level Chef’s March 23 episode was incredibly fishy as Gordon informed the remaining contestants they would cook with fish during their challenges. During the team challenge, Matt (Team Blais) flubbed the team’s cod dish and was again up for elimination. Gordon, Nyesha, and Richard also selected Preston (Team Ramsay) for the cook-off after his roasted salmon and purple cauliflower dish went entirely left when the judges deemed it raw and unsavory.
Preston and Matt went head-to-head in the final round of the night. Gordon challenged the chefs to cook lobster. Preston’s grilled lobster tail with caviar and pasta impressed the judges, creating a tie between him and Matt, with Gordon on Preston’s side and Richard on Matt’s. Nyesha broke the tie when she selected Matt as the chef to go home.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 6 of 'Next Level Chef'?
April from Team Arrington and Chris from Team Blais are in the cook-off at the end of the March 16 episode of Next Level Chef. They each have to make a version of the classic fish and chips to wow the judges.
Although both dishes are solid modern takes on the dish, April's is declared as soggy, and both Nyesha and Richard eliminate the dish, which means April is sent home. And next week, Team Arrington starts in the basement.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 5 of 'Next Level Chef'?
This week's challenge is to successfully cook with game meats, such as elk, which can be tough at times. Cassie (Team Ramsay) and Shay (Team Arrington) are named last in the competition and they go head-to-head in the final challenge to see which one of them stays.
They have 35 minutes to make the best rack of lamb. And in the end, though Cassie's lamb is cooked to near perfection, her lumpy side of mashed potatoes does her in and she's sent home, much to Gordon Ramsay's dismay.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 4 of 'Next Level Chef'?
For the March 2 episode, titled "Rice Guys Finish Last," the contestants are asked to come up with the best Chinese dish in 45 minutes.
By the end of the episode, Mark (Team Ramsay) and Matt (Team Blais) are put up for elimination. But Matt uses his immunity pin to save himself and in his place, Richard Blais chooses Chris.
Mark and Chris have 30 minutes to make their own interpretation of the international dumpling.
In the end, despite Mark's dish looking "inviting" to the judges, it doesn't stand up next to Chris's. Richard notes that Mark's dumplings has quite a bit of chunky onion, while Gordon cites too much water as a negative aspect.
Ultimately, the judges save Chris and send Mark home. This puts Team Ramsay in the basement for Episode 5.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 3 of 'Next Level Chef'?
For Season 2's third episode titled "No Pain, No Grain," the contestants are asked to take a sandwich and make it upscale. Judges taste the sandwich creations and name Team Arrington's Nuri's soft-shell crab creation.
At the bottom are Team Ramsay's Vinny and Darryl from Team Blaise, who must battle it out. By the end of the episode, Darryl is the third chef sent home.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 2 of 'Next Level Chef'?
Folks who tuned in to Episode 2 of Next Level Chef have learned that chef Alex Morizio, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sent home.
The remaining chefs are tasked with creating Mexican dishes. Some chefs impress the judges while others fall short. Unfortunately, it's Alex of Team Arrington’s seared swordfish and Cassie’s pork belly dish that lands them in an elimination round.
Alex serves a nicely seared pork chop and creamed corn — among other corn presentations — that the judges share it's "under-seasoned." As for Cassie (Team Ramsay), she crafts a pork chop with an "amazing echoing of flavors," but the garnish is a bit much.
Ultimately, the judges save Cassie and send Alex home.
Who was eliminated on Season 2, Episode 1 of 'Next Level Chef'?
For the premiere episode, the 18 chefs are tasked with creating their best dishes. The best dish from each team earns a Next Level immunity pin, and it is soon revealed that Nuri (Team Arrington), Tucker (Team Ramsay), and Matt (Team Blais) are the winners.
At the bottom of the list are April (Team Arrington) and Kamahlai (Team Blais). After an intense face-off, the judges decide that Kamahlai should be the first chef sent home from the competition.
Who will get eliminated next? Come back for weekly updates and watch Next Level Chef Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.