Baking, BBQ and More Delicious Dishes Are Heading Your Way
Plus, a new Chopped tournament begins and more to watch in May.
The remaining four bakers are part of the Spring Baking Championship family now, so host Molly Yeh delves into family history in the final challenges, requesting a cherished family recipe and an heirloom wedding cake. Judges Kardea Brown, Nancy Fuller and Duff Goldman crown one baker the Spring Baking Champion and award the sweet $25,000 prize!
Kostas thought that owning a bakery would be a breeze, but four years in, the old-school bakery he bought is still losing almost $60,000 a year. Faced with limited baking skills, a failing love life and a staff he doesn't trust, Kostas thinks he has six months until he'll have to pull the plug on his dreams of a Greek bakery. He needs pastry chef Stephanie Boswell's help to sort out a simple solution for revamping his menu and bringing life back into his dingy storefront.
Nine barbecue masters are ready to brawl, and their first challenge is to introduce themselves and their BBQ in hopes of being picked by their favorite team captain. Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell and Jet Tila make their selections, and the competitors face off in the first team brawl with high stakes ... and a major twist!
In the competition finale, Geoffrey Zakarian lets each of the final two chefs do a full restaurant takeover, setting up their restaurant with a full staff and real diners (including Geoffrey, of course). Both chefs may succeed in showing their stuff, but only one will earn Geoffrey's investment of time and energy. It's time to find out who is the next great restaurateur.
Beyond Meat opens up its labs and innovation kitchen to Rhett and Link, who want to see if plant-based foods can eat like meat. They try classic and innovative dishes with Beyond products and discover the surprising science that makes it all possible.
Alex Guarnaschelli hosts as four chefs square off in a competitive pop-up kitchen outside a grocery store. Assigned a theme for each round, the chefs must size up shoppers as they exit the store and attempt to negotiate for their grocery bags. The judges send the chefs with the least successful dishes home, and the last chef standing walks away with a year's worth of groceries.
To start off the final week in boot camp, the remaining celebs play Ravenous Ravenous Recruits, using grabbers to retrieve ingredient balls from a ball pit. For the final skill drill cook, it's every recruit for themselves to create a composed dish using assigned ingredients. Chefs Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro teach their final two recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal, and the finalists put all their culinary skills on display to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Ilan Hall, Nilou Motamed and Ayesha Nurdjaja evaluate the recruits' dishes in a blind taste test and determine the winner of the $25,000 prize to charity.
Talented and ambitious sous chefs step into the Chopped Kitchen for a chance at securing a life-changing opportunity in the new five-part tournament, Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef. The judges are critiquing the chefs’ cooking skills along with their attitude, leadership, and ability to multitask to determine who has what it takes to make it to the finale for a chance at winning the title of grand champion and a job offer by Scott, Maneet or Chris to join their restaurants as a sous chef.