One-on-One with the Heat 3 Winner of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage

The winner of tonight's Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage battle speaks out in an exclusive interview with Food Network.

Chefs Fabio Viviani and Rocco DiSpirito during Round 3 evaluations, as seen on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Alton Brown isn't shy about doling out diabolical sabotages to anyone and everyone who enters the hallowed  Cutthroat Kitchen arena, including grandmas, firefighters, the judges he keeps on hand and the A-list chefs on  Superstar Sabotage. In this brand-new series, 16 all-star professionals, all renowned in their field, have agreed to subject themselves to Alton's eviliciousness. While most will ultimately fall in their quest for Cutthroat glory, a few will shine — one in each of the four preliminary rounds and one of them again in the tournament finale. Check back to FN Dish after each episode to hear from the latest round's winner in an exclusive interview. If you haven't watched tonight's new episode, read no further, because we're about to break down the ins and outs of the battle.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

It was an Italian-versus-Italian face-off in the third round of tonight's Heat 3 tournament battle as Chefs Fabio Viviani and Rocco DiSpirito competed, with whoopee pies on the menu. Since both guys had substantial sums left in their bank accounts, they were able to sabotage each other, and each person ended up with one challenge apiece. For Fabio that meant a pair of whoopee cushions strapped to the bottom of his shoes and the mandate to keep them from deflating lest he be fined — and let out some, um, unmistakable noises. But despite his stepping struggles, Fabio managed to outcook Rocco, who prepared a lighter take on a traditional whoopee pie while facing a sabotage of duplicate side-by-side cooking, and scored a coveted place in the upcoming finale.

Click the play button on the video below to hear from Fabio in an exclusive interview.

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Winner Interview with Fabio 01:33

Fabio Viviani gives advice for future Cutthroat Kitchen competitors.

Tune in to Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage every Wednesday at 9|8c, and don't miss regular episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c.

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