Sous chef Bib is working under masses of pressure, whilst head chef Roland White is taking his own time, away from service, to write a book that nobody has asked him to, much to the annoyance of restaurant manager Caroline.
The White House restaurant undergoes a health and safety inspection. Roland is used to passing with flying colours with the help of a little bit of casual bribery. Not this time though as new inspector, Heather Critch, means he can't rely on his usual methods to pass.
Roland is invited to do a spot on the TV show Sunday Chefs - much to the annoyance of Bib and Caroline, as there is a function for 300 people at the hotel on the same day. Meanwhile, Robin and Caroline have made their own commitment to the future. How will Roland react to the news?
Roland is feeling lost without Bib, who is planning his new life in Australia. Whilst the White House staff prepare their acts for the talent show, Roland begrudgingly interviews for a new sous chef, which he makes sure Bib knows about when he pops in to say his goodbyes.