Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen 9

Last Chance Kitchen

The rules are the same. If you get booted from Top Chef Texas, you have one last chance to redeem yourself. The restaurant is closed and it’s time to go home. The only thing left is the food and Tom Colicchio to judge if you really have what it takes to be Top Chef.

Beware, there are spoilers below!


Ty-Lor goes back disappointed in himself, but he knew his ship was going down when Padma ate his food and shook her head in disgust.

Ty-Lor gets a note from Tom saying he got pretty far, maybe there’s more for you. Ty faces Nyesha and then we are reminded of old, but not so good times.

Nyesha didn’t care for two cheftestants in the competition, Heather, who she just kicked off for good, and Ty-Lor. Am I forgetting something? I thought everyone liked Ty. The editors are nice enough to show the footage of Ty telling Nyesha to “shut the f-ck up” and being incredibly rude. For her it’s personal.

I had totally forgotten about that and the fact that he and Heather were bffs. Now I’m not so sad he got the boot.



This challenge is about the cry of the Top Chef, “I am not a pastry chef”. The cheftestants must cook a pastry in 30 minutes with the help of a sous chef.

Since Nyesha is the champion, he gets to pick first. She picks one of her enemies, Heather. Ty is bummed, because not only is he really comfortable with Heather, but she’s also a pastry chef. Nyesha is playing the game, because these are all the things she’s already taken into consideration.

Ty looks stunned and it takes a moment for him to pick Malibu Chris. He’s worked with him before and they’re a good team.

Nyesha makes a coconut and lime tart with coconut crème fraiche mousse and caramel sauce. Tom thinks it’s a good dish, but the mousse could have been more flavorful.

Ty makes a puff pastry with dark chocolate mascarpone cream, vanilla bean rum cherries and caramel sauce. Tom also likes this dish, but felt the mousse could have had more punch.

Whose dessert looked the tastiest?

See results without voting

Tom felt both dishes were restaurant ready, but if he had to choose only one to eat again he would pick…Nyesha. She stays the Reigning Last Chance Kitchen Chef.

Ty is bummed out, but he has enormous respect for Nyesha and feels she’s a really good chef. Maybe he’s a nice guy after all. Or I’m just fickle.

More by this Author


Alecia Murphy profile image

Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I didn't know Nyesha and Ty had beef either and that does change my feelings about him a bit. But I can't knock Nyesha for being consistently thorough in her delivery. It'll be interesting to see if she keeps on this way.

vmartinezwilson profile image

vmartinezwilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA Author

I think that unless she screws up big time, any dish that could go either way is going to go her way. I think she got screwed and I get the feeling Tom does too.

As for Ty, I'll chalk up his crass behavior on a competitive heat of the moment thing along with keeping horrific company. His parting words were nice enough, so I'd like to just remember him that way. :)

Alecia Murphy profile image

Alecia Murphy 5 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

Yeah, that's true. He was nowhere near as bad as Heather, Lindsay and Sarah.

vmartinezwilson profile image

vmartinezwilson 5 years ago from Vancouver, WA Author

Well, no one was as bad as Heather this season. If she had progressed any further, it would have started looking like Season 2 and the Marcel vs Ilian thing. Yuk.

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article