(Air date: January 7, 2008). In the seventh episode, cooking excellent food takes focus, and the chefs are feeling the pressure after serving up disappointing dishes for Christmas. The heat is on when the Quickfire Challenge demands that the chef'testants create a sweet treat without using any sugar. And when it comes time for elimination, the chefs must serve to an especially judgmental crowd when Toby Young, food critic and best-selling author, joins the judges table. Will the chef'testants be able to prove their place in the kitchen? In the seventh episode, cooking excellent food takes focus, and the chefs are feeling the pressure after serving up disappointing dishes for Christmas.
[NOISE] [MUSIC] Hello chefs. hello. I'd like to introduce our guest judge for this round. Award winning chef and owner of the chef academy, Jean-Christophe Novelli Hello. Hello. Hello, nice to meet you. Jean Christophe Novelli is an acclaimed pastry chef. Immediately I'm thinking desert challenge. So chefs, your diet Doctor Pepper prepared a challenge is to create the ultimate sweet treat. But there is a catch What you see before you is all the sugar in our Top Chef pantry. John, Chris, Steph and I will be walking out with it. Oh. You'll have 45 minutes to create a sweet treat using any non-sugar ingredient. Immediately I think of, Because I'm not strong at all in pastries or desserts. Your time starts now. Good Luck. Bye. [UNKNOWN] Miami people are focused on their physique. I'd say over half my desserts are sugar-free. I'm going to do a little spring roll. Stuff it with some nuts, soak it with honey and make it a fat free frozen yogurt. I'm excited. I can really [INAUDIBLE] today. [NOISE] You guys, pop them inside the 375. Please don't change it. Not only am I not good at deserts, but I'm not good at creating deserts without Sugar, cuz I've never had it before, but I find some [UNKNOWN] dough, some ricotta [UNKNOWN] and then some agave syrup, to give it some sweetness. So I'm gonna do a layered blend of the cheese mixture, the [UNKNOWN] dough, and the strong fruit. [NOISE]