The cookery competition arrives in Edinburgh, where bubbly entrepreneur Jacquie Sanderson holds the first dinner party of the week. She kicks off the competition in a rather disorganised manner, with a disastrous attempt at making hollandaise sauce, before former teacher Coranne Denham, pilot Gordon Davidson and off-licence manager Terry Morton try to improve on her efforts. Despite being in competition with each other, an unlikely flirtation develops between two of the hosts... Gordon has his younger male rival, Terry, firmly in his sights, and the boys soon lock horns about cooking and hunting.