Travel Back to the 1900s in Evilicious Style in the First-Ever Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament

Get the latest details on the upcoming Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament, premiering on Wednesday, June 1 at 9|8c.
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Photo by: Patrick Wymore ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Patrick Wymore, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

In just a few short years of Cutthroat Kitchen episodes, host Alton Brown has traveled to camp, celebrated the big game in roaring fashion and hosted a holiday feast worthy of Santa Claus himself — all things we do in our day-to-day lives in the new millennium. Now, for the first time ever, Alton is hitting the rewind button and going back to the 1900s in evilicious style in the upcoming Time Warp Tournament, premiering Wednesday, June 1 at 9|8c.

Decade by decade, starting with the '50s, Alton will shine a light on the eats, drinks, culture — and, of course, the wardrobe, as seen in his slick leather jacket in the photo above — of the second half of the 20th century in ways that only he can. From the golden era of rock 'n' roll to the first walk on the moon to the dawn of the beloved VHS tape, chefs' assigned dishes and the accompanying sabotages will be inspired by the years' defining moments and tastes. Over the course of four preliminary heats and a grand finale battle, 16 chefs will face all the pressures of a modern Cutthroat Kitchen contest, but in a setting that's anything but contemporary.

If these new-age chefs want to earn glory in the 1990-themed finale, they'll have to shift their 2016 mindset and focus only on a pre-Y2K era in which boy bands and a certain cinematic culmination at the bow of a ship reigned supreme. It will be up to them to keep up with not only the sabotages but also the changing times as Alton and the judges dole out themed challenges.

Get to know the 16 competing chefs, and tune in to the premiere of the Cutthroat Kitchen: Time Warp Tournament on Wednesday, June 1 at 9|8c.

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