The disparity between the female and male chef eliminations is becoming a problem on the show. Either men are better chefs than women or there is a serious bias on the show (Tom perhaps?)
Going into the sixth show for all thee seasons:
Season 1 - 4 male to 3 female
Season 2 - 7 male to 3 female
Season 3 - 7 male to 3 female
The female chefs are all getting eliminated early. I noticed it last season and this season just confirms the trend.