Renatta Lindsey: Team Nigella: Renatta is 32 years old, and works as a program monitor in Houston, Texas. She is a home cook, and does not define herself as having a distinct cooking style. For her audition, she prepared Chicken and Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage and Carrots.
Lauren Scott: Team Nigella: Lauren is 23 years old, and works as an administrative assistant in Laurel, Mississippi. She relies on her instincts and believes she has the raw tools to succeed. For her audition, she prepared Flourless Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Brittle.
Huda Mu’min: Team Nigella: Huda is 31 years old, and works as a professional chef in Washington DC. She hopes to change the world and inspire people with food. If she wins this competition, she plans to dedicate her win to her mother as a thank you for everything while growing up. For her audition, she prepared her rendition of Shrimp and Grits.
Erika Monroe Williams: Team Nigella: Erika is a former news anchor, who now works on morning cooking segments. Her husband, Matt Williams, is a former third baseman, and together they have an 8-year old daughter, Madison. Currently, Erika is working on a cookbook. For her audition, she prepared a Lime and Coriander Crusted Tuna with a Coconut Lemongrass Cream Sauce.