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Season 1, Episode 5

Legendary NYC Steakhouse

Anne brings in four candidates to compete for the next executive chef position at Old Homestead, the oldest steakhouse in New York. The owners are looking for a chef who can help them evolve with the changing neighborhood while keeping what has made Old Homestead successful for generations. The four candidates are tested on their creative butchering when they're asked to create a custom cut of meat. Then the remaining three come up with new and profitable side dishes for Old Homestead's menu. When the final two chefs are each handed the keys to this legendary restaurant for one dinner service, one chef takes a risk and gives Old Homestead a dramatic twist, while the other maintains a firm grasp on the traditional model of what a steakhouse is expected to be. The Sherry Brothers struggle to decide which candidate is the right fit to lead this legendary establishment.

Sunday
Jul 22
11pm | 10c
Season 1, Episode 2

Venice Beach Icon

Iconic Venice Beach Restaurant James' Beach hasn't had a steady executive chef in five years. Anne brings four top candidates that she feels have the chops to stay long term. Each chef must reinterpret modern comfort food for the health-conscious community of Venice Beach. When two chefs are each handed the keys to the restaurant for a dinner service, one chef juggles the stress while catering to demands of celebrity clientele, and the other breaks down under the time constraints. In the end, only one chef earns the prestigious position of James' Beach's new executive chef.

Monday
Aug 6
2am | 1c
Season 1, Episode 1

Re-Branding a Restaurant

Mucho Ultima in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is looking for a new executive chef to help re-brand it as a destination restaurant. Anne Burrell brings in four chefs. First, she tests their knowledge of Mexican chiles, then the chefs are tasked to reinvent the taco. The two chefs that remain are each handed the keys to the restaurant for one dinner service. One chef struggles to keep pace in the kitchen while the other runs out of ingredients in service. Only one gets the job and becomes Mucho's next executive chef.

Saturday
Feb 2
7pm | 6c
Season 2, Episode 3

The Gastro Pub

Sea Dog Steak & Ale, in Massachusetts, is looking for an executive chef who can create cutting-edge "gastro pub" cuisine. Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates who are tested on creating a dish for a beer pairing and making a gastro pub dish using live lobster. The two remaining chefs are each given the opportunity to run the restaurant for an evening: One chef has to trash an entire dish while the other has trouble taking control of the kitchen.

Sunday
Feb 24
11pm | 10c
Season 2, Episode 10

French Connection

Husband and wife restaurateurs Kevin and Stacey need an executive chef for their Raleigh, N.C., restaurant French Brasserie, and Chef Anne Burrell brings them four worthy candidates. The chefs are first tasked with creating sweet and savory crepes and then a dish using the favorite French protein rabbit. The two chefs left to run the restaurant for an entire dinner service each face major challenges in the last leg of this job interview, forcing the owners to make a swift and dramatic decision.

Sunday
Apr 7
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5

Texas-Sized Operation

Chef Anne Burrell brings in four candidates for the executive chef job at Abels on the Lake, a 10,000 square foot restaurant in Austin, Texas. The chefs are tested of their use of local ingredients, as well as their ability to handle quantity and consistency. The final two chefs will not only handle dinner service, but also a special party in the restaurant's event space: One chef must re-work an entire dish at the last minute, while the other must overcome poor communication with the staff.

Sunday
Jun 2
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 1

Beachside Bistro

After a multi-million dollar upgrade, the exclusive Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif., is searching for a new Executive Chef for their restaurant, The Bistro. Anne Burrell brings four candidates who will be tested on their ability to combine fresh land and sea ingredients into dishes worthy of this world-class resort.

Sunday
Aug 4
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 8

Vegas Showdown

When Las Vegas hot spot Dos Cominos is looking for a new Executive Chef, Anne Burrell brings four candidates to vie for the job. Before two chefs are given the keys to restaurant for a night of dinner service, the chefs are first tested on creating their unique take on a sweet and spicy taco and creating and demo-ing a signature guacamole.

Thursday
Sep 19
10pm | 9c
Season 1, Episode 5

Legendary NYC Steakhouse

Anne brings in four candidates to compete for the next executive chef position at Old Homestead, the oldest steakhouse in New York. The owners are looking for a chef who can help them evolve with the changing neighborhood while keeping what has made Old Homestead successful for generations. The four candidates are tested on their creative butchering when they're asked to create a custom cut of meat. Then the remaining three come up with new and profitable side dishes for Old Homestead's menu. When the final two chefs are each handed the keys to this legendary restaurant for one dinner service, one chef takes a risk and gives Old Homestead a dramatic twist, while the other maintains a firm grasp on the traditional model of what a steakhouse is expected to be. The Sherry Brothers struggle to decide which candidate is the right fit to lead this legendary establishment.

Tuesday
Jan 28
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 1

Beachside Bistro

After a multi-million dollar upgrade, the exclusive Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif., is searching for a new Executive Chef for their restaurant, The Bistro. Anne Burrell brings four candidates who will be tested on their ability to combine fresh land and sea ingredients into dishes worthy of this world-class resort.

Tuesday
May 13
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 6

Wine Country Clash

Food sizzles and tempers flare as four chefs vie for an Executive Chef post at The Pear Southern Bistro, in California's Napa Valley.

Tuesday
Jun 17
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 7

Small Plates, Big Stakes

Southern California tapas destination, Cafe Sevilla, is in need for a new Executive Chef to oversee their three locations. Anne Burrell brings in four candidates who are tested on their abilitity to create a tapas platter and show a contemporary take on a classic Spanish dish.

Tuesday
Jun 24
4am | 3c
Season 3, Episode 8

Vegas Showdown

When Las Vegas hot spot Dos Cominos is looking for a new Executive Chef, Anne Burrell brings four candidates to vie for the job. Before two chefs are given the keys to restaurant for a night of dinner service, the chefs are first tested on creating their unique take on a sweet and spicy taco and creating and demo-ing a signature guacamole.

Tuesday
Mar 24
4am | 3c

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell

When top restaurants are in need of an executive chef — the critical employee who can make or break a restaurant — they turn to Anne Burrell. Each week Anne puts four candidates through the toughest job interview of their lives, testing everything from their culinary mettle to business acumen. It all ends with the biggest test of all: running the restaurant. Who will make their dinner service the most profitable and delicious, landing their dream job as the restaurant's new executive chef?

About the Host

Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.