Jim accepts a delivery of live rabbits, but nobody has the heart to kill them; Jack talks a vegan into trying meat and she likes it better than he expected.
Jack hires a female chef to give him time to spend with the customers; Seth and Teddy put the hierarchy of the kitchen to the test.
An arrogant, womanizing French chef (Michael Vartan) steals from Jack's menu and seduces the head waitress, sparking a feud between Nolita and the rival French bistro.
Jack's mentor, Chef Bernard (John Larroquette), arrives at Nolita with a radical request for Jack to feed him to death.
When expensive steaks and caviar keep disappearing from Nolita, Jack accuses Steven, who just cannot escape his thieving past.
Jack becomes head chef of Nolita, a hip New York restaurant, and assembles a team of all-star chefs to get the job done.