New students arrive at Cabrillo College's culinary program. Gabe is a former gang member looking to turn his life around after a recent stint in prison. Amalia, stay-at-home mom of four, is eager to take on new responsibilities but nervous about accepting a role other than "wife and mother". Kim regrets dropping out of culinary school decades ago and is ready to prove herself, despite her reluctant husband. Jim, a Navy veteran, suffers with a terrible injury that left him jobless and homeless eight years ago, is seeking a better life. The students get thrown into the fire with their first catering class assignment, leading to a conflict between Jim and his professor.
Kim has her first shot at showing her skills when she's tapped to be Head Chef in the school's student-run restaurant, despite having no professional culinary experience. Gabe's home life interferes with his classes and threatens his chances of staying in school. After a conflict with his catering professor, Jim questions his future at culinary school.
Gabe's absences begin to pile up, leaving him unprepared for the class mid-term. Kim attempts to jump-start her career by getting an internship at a well-known restaurant, but leaves the interview with more questions than before. After repeatedly calling out sick from work, Matt debates whether or not to reveal his illness to his boss.
A simple assignment in wine class leads to a potentially life-changing conflict between Kim and her husband, Steve. Meanwhile Gabriel and his friends reminisce about their troubled past, and an unlikely professor takes Gabriel under his wing to help him to turn things around. And Amalia tries to prove herself by competing against her fellow classmates for a chance to have her dish put on the school's restaurant menu.
When Kim wants to enroll in additional classes at a more expensive culinary school, tensions with Steve come to a head, as the two get into their biggest battle yet. After a heart to heart with Amalia, Matt seeks help for his drinking and learns how to better deal with his disease. And after struggling through restaurant class the entire semester, Gabriel faces his biggest challenge when he is assigned the role of Head Chef. Gabriel hopes his performance will be good enough to save his grade and prove himself to his professors.
After an emotional family meeting, Amalia struggles with whether or not to postpone her culinary dream and go back to being a full-time mom. When symptoms of Matt's disease begin to resurface, his doctor urges him to undergo chemotherapy, despite the effects it will have on him during finals week. After their blowout fight, Kim tries to convince Steve to go along with her plan to take on a new school with higher tuition. And Gabriel hopes his recent efforts in restaurant class will be enough to ace the final exam and pass the class.
Tiffani Thiessen creates a rustic and flavorful menu for her friends Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay. Her Honey Garlic Salmon smoked on the grill pairs perfectly with her Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad. Then, Tiffani shakes things up with a Blackberry Mint Mule and her Cardamom Nectarine Galette ends the meal on a sweet high note.
Tiffani Thiessen takes us to Greece with her husband, Brady Smith, and friends Ethan Embry and Sunny Mabrey, dishing out rich Mediterranean flavors with light ingredients. Homemade Tzatziki and Hummus with Spiced Pita Chips are the perfect start to any meal, and Char-Grilled Chicken Kebabs over Lemon-Flavored Rice are a must-have. And it wouldn't be a trip to Greece without olive oil, Mini Olive Oil Cakes with a Citrus Glaze to be exact!
It's Mardi Gras at Tiffani Thiessen's and she's dishing up her take on the best of the bayou for her former co-star Bill Bellamy, his wife, Kristen, and friend Eric Close. Hot Crab and Kale Dip with Creole Crostini is the perfect start to this carnival of Southern offerings. Plus, Tiffani's take on Gumbo, a delicious Sazerac cocktail, Cheesy Grits with Blackened Butter and Pecan Pralines are perfect for this party spread.
Tiffani Thiessen takes a walk down memory lane with friends French Stewart, Nicole Sullivan and Nate Berkus, putting a modern twist on favorites from her youth. Tiffani's updated Turkey Meatloaf is always a hit, especially when it's served with Garlicky Mashed Potatoes and topped with Crispy Fried Shallots. Creamed Spinach Tartlets offer a fresh taste of an old classic and for dessert, a sweet and tangy Grapefruit Chiffon Pie.
Tiffani Thiessen stirs up an Asian-inspired menu for her husband, Brady Smith, plus friends Marguerite Moreau and Christopher Redman. Homemade Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Nuoc Cham Sauce is the perfect start to any night in. A surprising twist on Peking duck and Cauliflower Fried Rice leave Tiffani's guests wishing she delivered. And you won't find her Ginger Martini on any takeout menu.
Tiffani Thiessen transports Sara Rue and Ross Mathews to a French cafe with a menu inspired by her time spent in Paris. On the menu, a croque monsieur-inspired grilled cheese, with crispy Frites and Homemade Aioli, perfectly balanced by a Butter Lettuce Salad tossed in Homemade Mustard Vinaigrette. It wouldn't be a French bistro experience without Tiffani's Chocolate Mousse with Hazelnut Whipped Cream.
Tiffani Thiessen hosts a PJ party for her friends Bree Turner and Marla Sokoloff, serving up her favorite morning dishes at night. Savory Potato Pancakes and Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Casserole are real crowd pleasers, and she kicks things up with a spicy Bloody Mary with Maple Bacon. For dessert, a Yogurt Blini Bar with all the sweet fixings.
Tiffani Thiessen and her husband, Brady Smith, take a date night out in an attempt to put an end to their ongoing debate: fine dining or greasy spoon? Ethan Embry joins the couple at Brady's pick, Southern fare at Mom's Bar-B-Q, and then Ashley Williams is their dinner guest at Tiffani's choice, the refined New American cuisine at Girasol Restaurant. Finally, Tiffany and Brady end their date night with a taste of something sweet from SusieCakes.
Donut-makers Derek from Wyoming, Rachelle from Toronto and Nate from Nebraska compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Love" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
Donut-makers Grayson from Calgary, Alison from Charleston and vegan food trucker Adam from Brooklyn compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Bollywood" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
Donut-makers Bryan from Sacramento, Jacey from Salt Lake City and donut mogul Mark from Seattle compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Camping" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
Donut-makers Maria from Georgia, Ron from California and pastry chef Kristen from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Fire and Ice" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
Donut-makers Dan from Brooklyn, Shannon from Washington and Amanda from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Land of the Rising Sun" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
Donut-makers Dawn from Minneapolis, Del from Washington and pastry chef Michelle from Toronto compete in a mystery ingredient elimination round. The final two standing have to impress the judges by making three donuts with a "Good Morning!" theme. The winner takes home $10,000.
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