We have a winner!
In the final battle of Rachael's Hey, Can You Cook?! showdown, the two remaining contestants faced TV's toughest judge, Hell's Kitchen's Gordon Ramsay. Only one passed the ultimate test and survived to win it all -- look below to see who it was!
In Rachael's latest cooking competition, five amateur cooks competed in challenges that pushed them to their limits ... and after the exciting finale with guest judge Gordon Ramsay, only one emerged as the Hey, Can You Cook?! champion -- Pete!
The Grand Prize includes:
- An original recipe published in a future issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine
- A chance to spotlight their talents in their very own cooking segment on Rachael Ray, with Rachael as their assistant
- A 4-day course in French Regional Cuisine at the acclaimed Le Cordon Bleu® International Culinary Academy in Paris, France, including roundtrip airfare for two and six nights at the Millennium Hotel Paris Opera.
- A fabulous kitchen facelift by Rach's content buddy, Kristan Cunningham, that includes Viking® appliances and a Silestone® countertop.
Meet the Contestants
Click on the photos to learn more about each finalist, to watch their submission videos, and to download their recipes!
Angie and Pete face off in their final competition to see who will emerge the Hey, Can You Cook?! champion!
Rachael presents Angie and Pete with their final cooking challenge ... and introduces them to the highly demanding chef who will be judging their recipes -- Gordon Ramsay!
The clock is ticking as chef Ramsay and Rachael pay a visit to the kitchen check in on the contestants' progress.
Chef Ramsay has made his decision, and after a close competition, the Hey, Can You Cook?! champion is crowned!
After Pete is crowned the Hey, Can You Cook?! champion, Angie shares her thoughts about the competition.
Colby whisks the remaining contestants off (via helicopter!) to a surprise location where they are presented with their next challenge -- cooking for singing sensation Michael Bublé!
All bets are off as the contestants prepare their recipes for Michael Bublé -- whose meal will hit the jackpot, and whose will be a bust?
Michael has made his decision, and soon one contestant will be headed to the safety of the kitchen table and two will face elimination -- who will survive to compete in next week's finale?
It's down to two contestants -- who will be leaving the competition, and who will be joining Pete in the finals!
Suzanne reacts to being eliminated from the competition.
The Hey, Can You Cook?! challenge continues! The contestants compete to see who can make the most perfect meatballs in 90 seconds!
Chef Ming Tsai surprises the contestants with the news that he will be judging their food this week -- and sending one of them home!
Rachael checks in on the contestants as they prepare their meals for Ming Tsai.
Ming has made his decision, and soon one more contestant will be leaving the competition.
The second contestant eliminated, Pat shares her thoughts as she heads back home to Arnold, Missouri.
Get to know the five amateur cooks who beat out thousands of hopefuls for the chance to prove to Rachael's judges that they can cook!
For their first challenge, Rachael sends the contestants on a high stakes scavenger hunt through the streets of New York City.
It's anyone's game as the race continues through Chinatown and on to the South Street Seaport. Who will be first to reach the finish line?
The contestants face their first cooking challenge -- feeding a yacht-load of hungry Rachael Ray fans aboard the Atlantica in New York Harbor!
Rachael's audience on the Atlantica have judged the contestants' meals, and now four of them will take their places at the kitchen table ... and one will be sent packing!
It's down to the final two -- who will be going home, Chrissy or Pat?
The first contestant eliminated shares her thoughts as she makes her way home.
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