It’s the penultimate episode of “Top Chef Seattle”! Sheldon Simeon. Brooke Williamson. The final two — before a third finalist joins from Last Chance Kitchen. We learn it’s been six months since they were in Alaska. The camera crew visits Sheldon on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, where we see him cooking in his restaurant and grilling on the beach with his family. They also visit Brooke in Los Angeles where we see her spending time with her husband and son, and running their restaurants.
Cut to . . . Brooke and Sheldon arriving at Tom Colicchio’s L.A. restaurant, Craft, where we learn Kristen Kish won Last Chance Kitchen and will be the third finalist. But only sort of. This week’s episode is an Elimination Challenge, after which one of them will be going home, leaving two for next week’s real finale. The challenge? Be the chef at Craft and create a three-course menu (appetizer, entree, dessert) for dinner service. Tom will be in the kitchen expediting, which means he will call out the orders as they come in, tell the chefs when to fire each course and check the plates before they go out. He’ll also make sure the kitchen is running smoothly throughout. Oh, and the restaurant opens in just three hours. Padma, Hugh, Emeril, Martin Yan, John Besh and Tom are tonight’s judges.