Chefs 105 V Weathervane

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Chefs 105 V Weathervane

Semifinal #2
Battle Sweet Potato

Chef Andy Hopper, Chefs 105, Morehead City (left)
Chef Ryan Payne, Weathervane, Chapel Hill (right)

Course 1
Fish & Chips Curry Tempura Black Drum
with Tasso and Sweet Potato Risotto, Vanilla-Bourbon Buerre Blanc, Watercress Emulsion & Sweet Potato Chips
Hopper

Course 2
Bourbon-Spiked Sweet Potato Bisque
with Pulled-Pork BBQ & Pickled Peppers
Payne

Course 3
Balsamic-Braised Pistachio-Dusted Brisket
with Creamy Sweet Potato Puree, Roasted Root Vegetables, Braised Collards, Red Currant Veal Sauce & Purple Potato Powder
Hopper

Course 4
Sweet Potato-Glazed Pork Belly
with Braised Collards, Purple Sweet Potato Grits & Duck-Fat Sweet Potatoes
Payne

Course 5
Duo 1) Mascarpone & Sweet Potato Cheesecake
with Pecan Crust, Coconut Sweet Potato Crème Anglaise & Torched Meringue
2) Stackhouse Goat Cheese Sweet Potato &  Golden Raisin Compote
with Pomegranate-Cheerwine Molasses & Crispy Ginger
Hopper

Course 6
Japanese Sweet Potato Twinkie
with Sweet Potato Buttercream, Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream & Praline Brittle
Payne

Weighted Results by Ballot Category

Ballot CategoryContestant Voter ScoreVoter % ScorePros ScorePros % ScoreFinal Weighted % Score
First Course Hopper   2954 out of 4140 71.353 92 out of 150 61.333 64.33913043
Second Course Payne   3053 out of 4140 73.744 100 out of 150 66.667 68.78985507
Third Course Hopper   2793 out of 4140 67.464 99 out of 150 66.000 66.43913043
Fourth Course Payne   3296 out of 4140 79.614 125 out of 150 83.333 82.21739130
Fifth Course Hopper   2400 out of 4140 57.971 84 out of 150 56.000 56.59130435
Sixth Course Payne   3236 out of 4140 78.164 91 out of 150 60.667 65.91594203

Weighted Results by Chef

Contestant Voter ScoreVoter % ScorePros ScorePros % ScoreFinal Weighted % Score
Payne   9585 out of 12420 77.174 316 out of 450 70.222 72.30772947
Hopper   8147 out of 12420 65.596 275 out of 450 61.111 62.45652174