One-on-One with the Heat 1 Winner of Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage

Hear from the winner of tonight's Superstar Sabotage battle in an exclusive interview.

Chefs Richard Blais, Cat Cora and Aarti Sequiera at the start of Round 2, as seen on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From grandmas and firefighters to even the roster of judges he keeps on hand, Alton Brown isn't shy about doling out diabolical sabotages to anyone and everyone who enters the hallowed Cutthroat Kitchen arena, including the A-list chefs on Superstar Sabotage. In this brand-new series, 16 all-star professionals, all renowned in their field, have agreed to subject themselves to Alton's eviliciousness. While most will ultimately fall in their quest for Cutthroat glory, a few will shine — one in each of the four preliminary rounds and one of them again in the tournament finale. Check back to FN Dish after each episode to hear from the latest round's winner in an exclusive interview. If you haven't watched tonight's new episode, read no further, because we're about to break down the ins and out of the battle.

Chef Richard Blais preparing his dish, Full English Breakfast Tea Sandwich, with the Round 1 sabotage element, Knight Armor, as seen on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen, Season 11.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

While no Cutthroat Kitchen contestant has an easy journey in competition, some are dealt challenges that are particularly diabolical, and Chef Richard Blais was one of the (un)lucky ones tonight. In the first round, he not only found himself wearing a full suit of armor, but he also had to forfeit his basket for the lowly ingredients available on a tea table. The eviliciousness continued in the second round, when he was forced to cook a tofu dish with, and on, nothing but a set of knives before advancing to Round 3, in which he donned an angel's halo, atop which he prepped an angel food cake. Surely some competitors might have crumbled beneath the weight of these demands, but Richard rose to the occasion, ultimately outcooking his Round 3 rival, Chef Cat Cora, and scoring a place in the tournament finale.

Click the play button on the video below to hear from Richard in an exclusive interview.

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Winner Interview with Richard 01:42

Richard Blais talks about enduring sabotages and prepping for the finale.

Tune in to Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage every Wednesday at 9|8c, and don't miss regular episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen on Sundays at 10|9c.

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