Derek is distracted by a life-changing decision while attending the Sundance Film Festival with his brother Daniel. Elsewhere, Candice has an emotional reunion with her parents in Los Angeles; and Julie's relationship is put to the test.
Old rivalries resurface when Daniel and Derek square off in a Muay Thai boxing match. Elsewhere, Jennifer spends time with a Hollywood friend while preparing for the opening of her bakery; and Julie receives a call that could change her career.
Derek has apprehensions about Daniel dating an employee at their brunch club; at the same time, Candice's dream to become a magazine writer doesn't go as planned; and Julie is encouraged by her boyfriend to reconnect with her mom.
Julie is thrown for a loop when her boyfriend proposes; at the same time, a restaurant relaunch planned by the Koch brothers is put in jeopardy; and chef Anna Boiardi attempts to prepare gluten-free recipes for her friend Jennifer Esposito.
The stress of running Château Cherbuliez, which is struggling, begins to take a toll on Derek and his relationship with Daniel. Elsewhere, chef Candice Kumai agrees to let her friend fix her up on a blind date; and Julie reaches her limit with her unemployed boyfriend.
Movers and shakers in New York City's culinary scene are followed in this reality series, which examines their lives in and out of the kitchen. In the premiere, brothers Derek and Daniel Koch prepare for the opening of their restaurant Toy; at the same time, pastry chef Julie fights for a menu change; and Todd English plans to celebrate his birthday with a quiet dinner, which turns into quite the party.