In the suburbs of Austin, Texas, three chefs are challenged to find families willing to provide ingredients for a neighborhood cook-off. Eddie Jackson helps host Jeff Mauro judge the chefs' down-home Texas barbecue and Tex-Mex-inspired dishes, and the winning chef splits a cash prize with their lucky host family.
Three chefs meet up with host Jeff Mauro in Paramus, New Jersey, to beg homeowners to shop in their own fridges and share the bounty. The chefs are challenged to use the ingredients in festival-style food, something "stuffed" and street-fair dishes, and Jeff is joined by judge Christian Petroni to choose the winner and award the prize money.
Three chefs race around a neighborhood in East Windsor, New Jersey, ringing doorbells and trying to convince homeowners to share ingredients for three cooking battles. Host Jeff Mauro and judge Leah Cohen issue challenges that include making a meat lover's breakfast and 5-star Southern cuisine in their makeshift curbside kitchens. The winning chef splits a cash prize with their lucky host family!
Three chefs find themselves in a Sayreville, New Jersey, neighborhood asking homeowners for food for three rounds of cooking challenges. Host Jeff Mauro gets help from judge Marcus Samuelsson to evaluate the chefs' gravity-defying stacked burgers and fried, spicy dishes. Only one chef will withstand the heat to win the cash prize and split it with one lucky family!
In a Bay Shore, New York, neighborhood, three chefs make the rounds begging homeowners to donate ingredients to the competition. Host Jeff Mauro and judge Nilou Motamed kick off the game with a boozy brunch, and the chefs tackle a tailgating challenge. The local crowd cheers from the sidelines until one winning chef splits a cash prize with their lucky host family!
In a Wayne, New Jersey, neighborhood, three chefs knock on doors to find ingredients to make a "meat and three" and a dish representing land, air and sea. Host Jeff Mauro and judge Matt Abdoo watch as the chefs' supplies dwindle, and the last chef standing splits a cash prize with the family who helped them out.