Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Host Alton Brown hands four chefs $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when these chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to out-plot the competition. With Alton as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far one chef will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
Three chefs have to work in a drum circle while they make a kale salad. Next, two chefs have to play air hockey to get their ingredients for poutine. Finally, one chef has to make their red velvet cupcakes behind a red velvet curtain.
In this special breakfast episode, two chefs have to make their coffee and pastry dishes at a crowded coffee shop table. Then, two chefs have to make an omelet while walking around the kitchen on balance beams. Finally, one chef has to make a cereal and milk dish while balancing a giant cereal bowl on their head.
Two chefs have to play beer pong for their Greek salad ingredients, then one chef has to cook a surf and turf dish using only a branding iron. Finally, one chef has to make poppy seed muffins in an upside-down muffin tin.
In this special grilling episode, two chefs have to hold grill grates for each other as they make hamburgers. Then, two chefs are strapped together in the ultimate grilling apron as they make a grilled chicken dinner. Finally, one chef has to make a grilled dessert on top of a bouncing trampoline.
Two chefs must make pesto dishes while working in a personal pine forest, then one chef has to make shaking beef on a shaking prep station. Finally, one chef has to hit home runs over Cutthroat Kitchen's Green Monster stadium wall while making Boston cream pie.
To celebrate Mother's Day, mother and daughter teams have to be driven around the kitchen in a minivan while they make breakfast in bed. Then, one team has to make lasagna while carrying a "bun in an oven." Finally, one team must make their chocolate-covered dessert while moving around the kitchen in a giant magazine cover.
Two chefs have to become mimes and silently make each other's dishes of pain perdu. Then, two chefs have to walk around in "meatloafers" as they make meatloaf. Finally, one chef has to get their raspberry tart ingredients by playing a raspberry dart game. Chef Monti Carlo joins as special guest judge.
Three chefs must make their lobster rolls in a giant lobster pot, then two chefs have to tandem skydive as they make their navy bean soup. Finally, one chef has to make their peanut butter cookies in a giant kid's jumper chair.
The Cutthroat Kitchen judges compete, and first up, three of the judges have to make a poached egg breakfast on a bench press prep station. Then, one judge has to make a grain bowl while working backwards -- "against the grain." Finally, one judge enters a soundproof chamber so they cannot hear what dessert they have to make in the final round. Chef Eric Greenspan steps in as special guest judge.
One chef has to get their dim sum ingredients by solving pictographs, then one chef has to boil their penne pasta in flaming vodka. Finally, one chef must make sugar cookies while carrying around a "sugar baby." Sherry Yard serves as special guest judge.
One chef has to join a "flash cobb" dance while making a cobb salad. Then, one chef has to make moo shu in a cowbell, and finally, one chef has to make baked Alaska while being pulled around the kitchen in a dog sled.
Two chefs make a catfish po' boy in a giant cat condo, then two chefs prep their loco moco on a train moving around the kitchen. Finally, one chef has to make shoofly pie while wearing fly sight goggles, all in hopes of impressing special guest judge Anne Burrell.