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Season 1, Episode 6

Boston Hot Spot

Met Back Bay, a 200-seat restaurant in the heart of Boston that does more than 1,200 covers a day, has just lost its executive chef and needs someone who can handle quantity without sacrificing quality. Anne brings four candidates to owner Kathy Sidell, who is a top restaurateur in Boston with a reputation to uphold. The chefs are asked to create a signature burger, as well as to create as many entrees as they can in 45 minutes. The two finalists each get the keys to the restaurant for one dinner service. One chef brings an innovative menu but struggles to handle the volume while the other starts off great before losing footing at the end. It's a big job for a big restaurant, and only one walks away with the title of executive chef.

Friday
Jul 27
1am | 12c
Season 1, Episode 4

The Re-Launch

Todd English Olives, located in the heart of Manhattan, has just gone through a major renovation and needs a new executive chef to lead the re-launch. Anne brings a diverse group of candidates to compete for the position. The chefs are tested on their knowledge and use of spices and then told to dash to the farmers' market to create seasonal handmade pasta. Two chefs are dismissed and the final two are handed the keys to the restaurant for the most eventful dinner services yet. After both chefs struggle to keep up with the demands of a New York kitchen, Todd makes an unexpected decision and one chef walks away with the coveted title of executive chef.

Friday
Feb 8
2pm | 1c
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.

Friday
Feb 22
1am | 12c
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.

Thursday
Apr 4
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 11

The Austrian Wirsthaus

World renowned chef and restaurateur Kurt Gutenbrunner is in need of an executive chef for Blaue Gans, his Austrian Wirsthaus in New York. Anne Burrell brings him four candidates who are tested on their ability to create a refined version of Goulash and on creating an accessible dish using uncommon cuts of organ meat. During the final round's dinner service, one chef's struggle with soup almost sinks his whole service while the other chef lets the intensity get the best of him and finds himself letting the kitchen run him.

Friday
Apr 12
1am | 12c
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.

Friday
Aug 2
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

Chef Showdown at Le Cirque

Four chefs compete at the legendary New York restaurant Le Cirque for an executive chef position at its sister restaurant Circo in Abu Dhabi. Anne brings in four candidates who must show that they can marry Le Cirque's famed Italian cuisine with the Middle Eastern flavors of Abu Dhabi.

Friday
Aug 9
1am | 12c
Season 3, Episode 3

Chef Showdown at Le Cirque

Four chefs compete at the legendary New York restaurant Le Cirque for an executive chef position at its sister restaurant Circo in Abu Dhabi. Anne brings in four candidates who must show that they can marry Le Cirque's famed Italian cuisine with the Middle Eastern flavors of Abu Dhabi.

Sunday
Aug 11
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 10

Showdown on the 70th Floor

Cite has been Chicago's premiere destination for romantic dining and spectacular views. With their Executive Chef retiring after nearly 30 years, the owners implore Anne Burrell to bring in four qualified candidates to take over the kitchen and modernize their classic menu.

Sunday
Oct 6
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 11

Mile High Melee

After promoting their last Executive Chef, the owners of Second Home Kitchen + Bar in Denver have called on Chef Anne Burrell for help finding his replacement to revamp their menu and to help further their success.

Sunday
Oct 13
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

David Burke, Fromagerie

When legendary chef and restaurateur David Burke needs an executive chef for his restaurant Fromagerie in Rumson, N.J., Anne Burrell brings in four candidates she thinks can make the grade. David is looking for a chef who can blend with his staff and cook along the lines of his own trademark, whimsical style. David tests the chefs on ingredient utilization and then asks them to create their own theme night. When two are selected to run the restaurant for one dinner service, one chef battles their shyness to step up as a leader while the other has to course correct halfway through service to save their chances. Only one gets the job and becomes Fromagerie's next executive chef.

Tuesday
Jan 14
4am | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Mar 11
4am | 3c
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.

Tuesday
Apr 15
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.