Top Moments of the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage Finale

See what happened when four all-star chefs went to battle in the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage tournament finale.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Jeremiah Alley ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

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A Bigger Bank

In honor of this momentous Superstar Sabotage finale, Alton has doubled each chef's bank account to allow them not $25,000 in spending money but a whopping $50,000. He warns them, though: "Don't get all spend-thrifty with it now because only one of you can win."

A Trip to the Fair

Not afraid to spend big in an attempt to save himself, Chef Fabio wins the first auction item, a ticket to an amusement park game of Skee-Ball. Chefs Aarti, Marcel and Eric bowl for their mandatory projects, and each ends up with the "worst" picks: canned seafood, canned meat and canned soup, respectively.

Meatball Pit

"This is the pits," Chef Eric says of his not-so-playful sabotage that forces him to prepare meatballs in a ball pit. Despite the unsteady work conditions, he's able to transform his canned soup into an Asian-inspired play on spaghetti and meatballs, but the meatballs begin melting in the broth before judge Simon tastes them.

Craving Sugar

Free of sabotages, Chef Fabio sticks with a classic interpretation of meatballs and cooks them directly in his from-scratch tomato sauce. He's worried, however, about his sauce being acidic, as he doesn't have sugar to add, and sure enough, judge Simon notices the absence of sugar. "The sauce is slightly bitter," Simon tells him.

Mystery Meat Made Better

"I think it's a really, really good attempt," says Simon, praising Chef Marcel for his spiced ham meatballs. Chef Marcel wasn't fazed by the canned meat, as he noted earlier, "I actually have a pretty fond love affair of the canned spiced ham product."

Aarti's Exit

She's forgotten to grab breadcrumbs in the pantry, so Aarti resorts to using broccoli as a binder, and she's serving her faux-seafood balls with a curry sauce on top. "The curry's very strong," Simon says of her dish. Ultimately, that mistake is enough to send her home just one round into the competition.

Fishing for Fish and Chips

Alton puts a literal spin on fish and chips in Round 2 when a sabotage forces Chef Marcel to cook with fishing poles. "Time is of the essence on my station," he remarks of his approach to the contest.

Choppy Seas

"Not looking good. Seriously, not looking good," Chef Fabio says of having to work on a moving, tilting prep table. He doesn’t let the seasickness get to him, though, and manages to deliver what Simon, a fish-and-chips enthusiast, calls "a fantastic-looking plate."

Comeback Kid

For Eric, Round 2 is all about recovery from Round 1's double dose of sabotage. He's cooking without challenge this time, and he plans on "making it simple." When Simon tastes Chef Eric's finished dish, Simon says with a smile, "It actually reminds me of the kind of fish and chips my Welsh grandmother used to make for me."

End of the Road

Despite delivering "great" chips and a "proper tartar sauce," according to Simon, Chef Marcel's fish "has dried out a tiny bit," and he's ultimately asked to leave the competition. "

Top Two

After five weeks of competition, chefs Eric and Fabio are the final two contestants entering the Round 3 cook-off. While Chef Eric has his entire $50,000 budget, Chef Fabio has only $38,000, but they're both facing a seemingly doozy of a dish: candy.

Kid in a Candy Challenge

Chef Eric has yet to win a sabotage in this finale, but he's quick to bid on the mini kitchen, which he ultimately wins and gifts to Chef Fabio. "My whole game got thrown off," Chef Fabio explains now that this challenge has come to light. "I lost my cotton-candy machine. I have one burner. I have a crap oven."

Unlucky Lollipops

"I've never done it before, but, hey, how hard can it be?" Chef Eric wonders of his plan to make lollipops. Although the battle begins nicely enough, once Chef Eric is forced to tie one hand behind his back, the situation turns dire. "Now I'm one-handed and I've got clumps of flavored sugar solidifying into hard candy," he explains.

Solid Sweet Showing

"No, no. My chocolate is gone," Chef Fabio says desperately after finding his white chocolate beyond repair. He manages to serve a trio of sweet treats to Simon, who's especially fond of the contestant's combination of spun sugar and crystalized ginger. 

Saved by a Sucker

Simon is initially skeptical of Chef Eric's saffron-grapefruit "lollipop," but that candy on a stick is enough to earn him the win, as Simon tells him: "This grapefruit and saffron, I'm going to take it home with me. Terrific."

Grand Winner

"This whole experience has been so unbelievable," says Chef Eric, who's won $45,000 for his charity. "Most importantly, we raised a lot of money for some really good people, and we had an absolutely fantastic time doing it. And I think at the end of the day, that's what the Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage is all about."

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