The competition actually got serious on Sunday night's episode of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off." The show has been entertaining for weeks, but in terms of actual cooking, it doesn't come close to "Iron Chef" or "Top Chef." For the first time, the reality TV show turned into a real cooking competition when the remaining four chefs took over food trucks.
Each contestant had to prep, cook and serve 100 portions of a dish in a little under two hours. That would be hard for actual chefs to pull off. Lou Diamond Phillips, the show's Season 1 winner, made a special appearance.
On Rachael Ray's team, Hines Ward, Kathy Najimy and Carnie Wilson created a Comfort Cruiser food truck. Ward created his son's favorite chili cheese dogs, Wilson attempted to do a less labor intensive dish with a meatball, mashed potatoes and gravy, and Najimy gave her mom's macaroni and cheese what she called a Mediterranean twist with olives and parsley. Why Wilson thought peeling, boiling and mashing potatoes and rolling 100 meatballs would not be labor intensive is beyond me. She was still a hot mess running around her station.
Guy Fieri's lone team member Daddy "D" Dean McDermott took on a triple pork taco with avocado crema and tomatillo sauce for his Mexican food truck called Nacho Deano. He nailed it. He didn't even get to serve one-third of the people waiting for his food and he still won the challenge.