Chefs who just met are forced to pair up and compete against other teams of perfect strangers for a shot at big money. First, teams must serve up a fried feast using only ingredients that begin with the letter "F." Next, the duos must create a fine dining dinner on a bare-bones budget. The surviving team is confronted with the most diabolical surprise yet: do they want to split $10,000 as friends, or compete against each other as foes in one last winner-take-all challenge worth $20,000?
Three all-star judges -- Beau MacMillan, Aarti Sequeira and Justin Warner -- and their moms are ready to shop and cook their way to a $20,000 victory for charity. First, Guy Fieri's mom gives the judge/mom duos a list of mandatory ingredients to feature in a Mother's Day dinner. Next, the chefs throw it back to their childhoods when Guy has them do all the shopping for their childhood favorite using kiddie carts. Mamma mia!
Three of Grocery Games' biggest winners are taking each other on to earn the right to battle an Iron Chef. First they must flip the ingredients in the camping classic, s'mores, into a high-end dinner. Then, the two survivors must make an elevated lunch using only one ingredient per aisle. The last GGG chef standing goes head-to-head against Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in a battle featuring three secret ingredients! With $10,000 on the line, the question is: Whose cuisine will reign supreme?
Four burger masters are ready to see how they stack up against each other in a contest worth up to $20,000. First, the chefs must shop for the ingredients for an over-the-top burger using an underwhelming, tiny bag. Next, the chefs make their take on a classic burger without any of the classic ingredients. Then, when one of the finalists falls by the wayside, the judges are forced to hustle their buns and compete in a surprise burger finale.