OK, it's here - the final three are Rick Moonen, Marcus Samuelsson, and Susur Lee. The 3 of them are driven to Union Station in L.A. - they are to celebrate each of their journeys as a chef.
1st dish - 1st food memory
2nd dish - the experience that made them want to become a chef
3rd dish - describes them as a chef
Tom Colicchio, Michael Chiarello, Rick Bayless, and Hubert Keller are the guest judges along with the regular judges. (ETA: Just realized that Gael Greene hasn't been at JT in the last few weeks, nor is she here at the finale!)
I love hearing their stories of each of their life's journeys in loving food and becoming a chef!
And in Whole Foods, Rick predicts it'll come down to him and Susur. Hmmm, is that the editing kiss of death for him for saying that?
And at the beginning of prep on the 2nd day, Kelly has that "big surprise" for the finalists - their sous chefs from their restaurants to help them out.
Hmm....after how each course was enjoyed by the diners, it looks like perhaps each of them took a course? It does sound like they LOVED Rick's venison third course (and I have to admit, that looked absolutely heavenly!)