In a special Thanksgiving episode, three family teams have to make their Thanksgiving dinner in a crowded kitchen. Then, one team has to make a leftover turkey dish with ingredients from a giant cranberry mold. Finally, one team has to keep balloon floats from flying away as they make their pumpkin pie.
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors: Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when these chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to out plot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far one chef will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
In heat four of the Halloween Tournament of Terror, three chefs have to cut their steak tartare with deadly weapons, then one chef has to dig up their fra diavolo ingredients in a graveyard. Finally, one chef has to make their pumpkin dessert in a spooky autumn chamber with blowing leaves.
In the finale of the Halloween Tournament of Terror, all of the chefs have to shop for their loaded Bloody Mary ingredients in a dark, haunted pantry. Then, one chef has to cook their bone-in dish on a flaming organ. Finally, one chef has to make their candy on a possessed, spinning bed, all in the hopes of winning over special guest judge Anne Burrell.
In heat one of the Halloween Tournament of Terror, two chefs have to cook their liver and fava beans while being rolled around on a dolly. Then, two chefs have to cut and cook their garlic chicken with deadly murder weapons. Finally, one chef has to get their blood orange dessert ingredients from a possessed seance board.
In heat three of the Halloween Tournament of Terror, three chefs have to make their frogs' legs in a graveyard. Then, two chefs have to make their witch's stew while riding around on a witch's broom. Finally, one chef has to make their devil's food cake with tools attached to a giant spider costume.
In heat two of the Halloween Tournament of Terror, three chefs have to make their deviled eggs while dressed as scary monsters. Then, two chefs have to make their spider rolls on a giant spider web. Finally, one chef has to make their flambe dessert in a haunted, spinning kitchen.