"Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen"
S18 FlightTime Leg10 Roadblock
Version: United States
Season: The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business
Episode No.: 10/11 (213)
First Broadcast: May 1, 2011
Episode Chronology
Previous: "We're Good American People"
Next: "This Is Where It Ends"

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen is the penultimate episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.


Route Markers

The order of departure from Bergrestaurant-Moos are as follows:

  1. Zev & Justin (6:54 am)
  2. Kisha & Jen (7:02 am)
  3. Kent & Vyxsin (8:00 am)
  4. Gary & Mallory (8:18 am)
  5. Flight Time & Big Easy (8:43 am)

Teams must travel by taxi to the Rescue Helicopter Port at Air Zermatt. Once there, teams have to sign up for a series of helicopter flights to their next location, each leaving at 5 minute intervals. Before they leave on their flight, they will receive their next clue.

Choice A: Search
Teams would have to use a set of avalanche beacons to search the Matterhorn for a dummy buried in the snow. They then have to dig out the whole dummy before they can receive their next clue.

Gary & Mallory and Zev & Justin chose this task.

Choice B: Rescue
Teams would have to use a special hoisting device to rescue a mountaineer trapped in a crevasse. One team member have to lower thier teammate into the crevasse. The lowered teammate then has to attach a carabiner to the mountaineer. The teammate at the top then has to raise the pair back to the surface. Once at the top, the rescued mountaineer will give them their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy, Kent & Vyxsin, and Kisha & Jen chose this task.

Teams must take their helicopter to the nearby ski resort and take the train down the mountain. Once there, teams must search for Le Petit Cervin to find their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform the Roadblock would have to make a Travelocity Roaming Gnome out of Swiss chocolate. First, the team member has to decorate a chocolate mold with colored chocolate. Once the mold was properly decorated, the team member has the mold filled with chocolate and then bury it in the snow outside for 30 minutes in order to harden the chocolate. They then remove the gnome from the mold and cover up imperfections with more colored chocolate. Once the head chocolatier approves the gnome, teams will receive a real Roaming Gnome and their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must travel on foot to the Swiss Cabin at Chalet Gädi to check in.

For coming in first place, Flight Time & Big Easy won a trip for two to the Cook Islands, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot• Was penalized with an automatic U-Turn
S18 FlightTimeBigEasy
 1st place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
S18 KishaJen
 2nd place 
Kisha & Jen
S18 GaryMallory
 3rd place 
Gary & Mallory
S18 ZevJustin
 4th place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
S18 KentVyxsin
 5th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths


  • This episode's title is said by Zev, describing the tension in the Swiss chocolate factory after Flight Time could not find one of his two molds.