A lot of folks feel that Marcel should have won but he made the biggest most glaring mistake a cheftestant could do. He made a SALAD! I can mak a salad. My grand daughter can make a salad. When the chemical dressing did not work, he should have had a backup and "tossed" the salad. Actually, He should have not put a salad on the menu.
When one is going for the biggest prize possible and it all depends on how well you cook, you DONT fix a SALAD!!
As for the fish incident, Makey was right. It was the SOLE responsibility of the head chef to make sure he had all his ingredients with him. It can be possible that the other chefs were not quite as motivated as he to win but it was HIS chance to shine, HIS chance to win the money, HIS chance to prove he should and could win. and HIS responsibility to make sure he had all means to do so.
Just think. If this was the regular elimination round, He would be backing his knives and GONE!