Two chefs get up close and personal while making pea soup. One chef must come up with innovative uses for lamb shears when they're forced to use them instead of their knives, and someone's whisk gets supersized for chocolate mousse.
One chef is forced to serve a hot version of cobb salad. Then, someone must build their own kitchen from random items inside of a shopping cart, while another chef gets down and dirty when they are forced to make layer cake with a cement mixer.
One chef is left skating on thin ice when their knives are replaced with a hockey skate. Next, a chef is in a bind when their fingers get trapped while cooking General Tso's chicken. Finally, one chef finds new uses for gardening tools to create their best carrot cake.
Things get evil when a chef must tediously separate grains of rice to make risotto. A chef's patience is tested as they wait, and wait and wait for their number to be called at the Cutthroat Kitchen Deli. And revenge is best served cold when one chef must chisel their ingredients from a block of ice.
Serving ladles become one chef's cooking vessels to cook French Onion Soup. The Cutthroat Kitchen Wheel of Heat makes its debut for a Blackened Fish challenge, and one chef's bananas are pulverized to a pulp for their banana split.
The term mystery meat is given new meaning for three chefs while making Sloppy Joes. Alton's left over chicken coop wire becomes a big headache for one competitor, and it's game time when the carnival comes to town in the final round.
Three chefs are forced to come up with new versions of BLTs when their main ingredients are taken away. A chef is forced to make ramen without noodles and someone is slowed down when they get a little puffed up while making a souffle.
It's happy hour in Cutthroat Kitchen and one chef is forced to use alcohol as their only means of heat to prepare a bar snack. Breakfast in bed is given a whole new meaning when a chef must prepare a breakfast burrito in bed and Alton finally cleans out the fridge and one chef uses those ingredients to make bread pudding.
Pasta art is up for auction in a pesto pasta challenge. A chef hangs loose when creating a Hawaiian plate lunch and someone gets their dose of sabotage when they're forced to use olive oil capsules for their muffins.
The tables are turned in this special "judges compete" episode of Cutthroat Kitchen. Someone's tortillas are shredded to make taquitos. Then, two chefs are forced to purchase tickets to a meatball lottery. Finally, we see how easy it is for these chefs to cook with one hand literally tied behind their back.
The ultimate backyard grill suit is unveiled. One chef's equipment becomes all tangled up in fish nets. In the final round, claw hands are the name of the game for a barbecue chicken sandwich.
Making a frittata becomes nearly impossible as one chef must cook inside eggshells. A yard sale box of old kitchen supplies becomes one chef's worst nightmare and one chef earns the right to shred their opponent's Steak Diane.
One chef is forced to perform a balancing act while they cook chicken pot pie. A childhood rhyme turns into one chef's nightmare and one chef must spring into action to save their cheesecake.