Describing the competition as "wide open," Gordon Ramsey wished the contestants luck next week after sending home Anna Rossi of Boston for a failed tortellini dish in the pressure challenge on Fox's "Master Chef."
Holtsville native Frank Mirando skated through the episode this time by getting selected to cook on the winning team during the show's opening challenge.
Contestant Stacey Amagrande chose Mirando to join her team, a challenge to operate a food truck on Venice Beach, selling Mexican fast food. The other two teams were pressed into making and selling Indian food and American fare.
Combined, the three trucks raised over $2,000 for charity, but Mirando's team took first place by raising $798 of that total. As the winner, Mirando got to sit back and watch the pressure challenge from a safe spot on the balcony.
Mirando is now one of 11 contestants left standing. "Master Chef" airs on Fox on Monday nights at 9 p.m.