Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $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 the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
Season 13 – Episode 13
In Round 1, two chefs have to prep their waffle breakfast sandwich on a table covered with eggs. Then, two chefs have to make their Korean barbecue dish while sitting at a crowded Korean barbecue restaurant table. Finally, one chef has to make gelato using only tools attached to the statue of David.
The episode was rated from 28 votes.
#2 – Gettin’ Judgey with It
Season 12 – Episode 14
The episode was rated from 51 votes.
#3 – My So-Called Trifle
Season 11 – Episode 21
Three chefs have to make stuffed cabbage while stuffed in a cab. Then, two chefs have to play a “shock”-shuka game for their shakshuka ingredients. Finally, one chef has to make their trifle one layer at a time.
The episode was rated from 23 votes.
#4 – Foul Play
Season 2 – Episode 10
Two chefs learn the true meaning of improvising when they’re forced to switch dishes and sabotages in the middle of a challenge. Then, someone has to get innovative when they are given a loaf of sliced bread to use as a bread bowl for clam chowder. Finally, a chef is taken back to their childhood when they must harvest breading from chicken nuggets for their chicken fried steak.
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#5 – Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s
Season 12 – Episode 13
In the grand finale of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1990s. First up, three chefs have to join a boy band as they make barbecue chicken pizza. Then, two chefs have to make fried calamari while riding on a ship bow. Finally, one chef has to go through a giant, physically-challenging obstacle course as they make cookie dough ice cream.
The episode was rated from 43 votes.
#6 – Evilicious: Finale
Season 8 – Episode 6
Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit. Then, two chefs have to make a teriyaki dinner while on a seesaw. Finally, one chef has to harvest coconuts from a tree to make coconut macaroons.
The episode was rated from 28 votes.
#7 – Hakuna Frittata
Season 3 – Episode 10
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.
The episode was rated from 27 votes.
#8 – Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
Season 13 – Episode 14
Two chefs have to prep their popcorn dish in a giant bucket of popcorn. Then, one chef has to harvest their wonton soup ingredients from a ton of soup that Alton won. Finally, one chef gets caught in the rain as they make their pina colada dessert. Food Network Star Kids host Donal Skehan serves as special guest judge.
The episode was rated from 26 votes.
#9 – Sabotage Is Comin’ to Town
Season 6 – Episode 7
Three chefs play white elephant to determine their sabotages for their ham dinner. Later, two chefs gather around the tree to open presents filled with their new ingredients. Lastly, a chef cooks their holiday cookies in a fireplace.
The episode was rated from 25 votes.
#10 – Scone Home
Season 7 – Episode 7
Three chefs have to make a tuna melt with a glob of melted tools. Another chef has to cook Salisbury steak while standing on a “high stakes” platform above the kitchen. Finally, a chef has a tea party while trying to make scones.
The episode was rated from 21 votes.