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Chopped is a popular cooking competition featured on Food Network and the Cooking channel. Four chefs compete for the chance to win $10,000.00. The prize money can be spent on anything the winner chooses, but it is most often used to improve upon the chef's business. All four competing chefs generally come from different professional backgrounds, though they often fit into the theme of each competition. For example, one episode might feature chefs from New Orleans while another might feature firefighters who also happen to be chefs. Chef diversity has always been a key point of the competition.

The competition takes place over the course of three rounds. These rounds are typically appetizers, entr

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
33 Seasons, 434 Episodes
January 13, 2009
Food, Reality
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Chopped Full Episode Guide

  • Chopped kicks off a magnificent, five-part, star-studded tournament event, where celebrities who are famous in different fields take over the kitchen for a shot at scoring $50,000 for charity. In the first competition, web stars who shine online for millions of followers will shine on TV, including Josh Elkin, Justine Ezarik, Hilah Johnson and Lazarus Lynch. In the appetizer round, the Internet phenoms seek to dazzle the judges with their blood sausage appetizers. Dealing with duck could be the biggest obstacle in the entree round, then a Japanese frozen dessert and an instant breakfast food challenge two web stars in the dessert round.

  • A big setback leaves one chef doubtful in the appetizer round. Peppers and pears pair up in an exciting dessert round.

  • The baskets are packed with favorite foods from Latin America, and the chefs bring pride of their native countries to every plate.

  • The chefs make dumplings inspired by any party of the world.

  • An unusual form of raw fish is in the first basket. A wonder drink and some beautiful peppers must be added to the entree plates. A hefty salt block could destroy the chefs' chances of success in the dessert round.

  • Diner chefs compete to transform the baskets into blue plate specials.

  • In this competition, the chefs get grand chocolaty surprises in each basket. The appetizers must combine white chocolate and soft shell crab. A chocolate adult beverage and a chocolate showpiece dessert keep the delicious theme going in the second round. The two chefs with the privilege of making chocolate desserts get luscious apricots to work with as well.

  • The chefs hope to create elevated game day food in every course.

  • The chefs must cook up noodle or pasta dishes from the items in the mystery baskets. In the first round, the competitors find ingredients suggesting Asian flare.

  • Four former military service members, who are pursuing culinary careers, discover a favorite American comfort food must mingle on the plate with a super-sweet drink in the first round.

  • Whiskey and wings appear in every basket; a fun starch for the appetizer round; hot sauce for round two; wings for dessert.

  • The chefs are challenged to make healthy, nutritional dishes.

  • The chefs find baskets filled with favorites of hunters and foragers!

  • The chefs find a giant circle of dough with a long history and veggies that look like tiny watermelons in the first basket.

  • The chefs use superior ingredients in their dishes, including caviar and a very pricey seafood in the first round.

  • Chopped Chefs hope to bring in the New Year using premium basket ingredients.

  • Chefs compete in challenges that incorporate farm-fresh ingredients.

  • Chefs compete in challenges that test their culinary creativity.

  • The chefs must showcase their creative take on the taco in each round.

  • Four stars of reality TV contend in holiday-themed tests. First, they have to use an edible wreath and festive bread. Then, the judges are shocked to discover that one of the competitors has never consumed a common green veggie found in the entrĂ©e basket. Finally, marshmallow men and holiday cocktails make for an unforseen dessert round.

  • Four chefs face challenging ingredients like Argentinian meat and bok choy.

  • Difficult baskets are guaranteed when four lucky chefs arrive for a viewers' choice competition! The fans pick a creepy protein and a bloody soup for the first round. Then, offal and atole get the sweet treatment for dessert.

  • Four contestants find a familiar can and a space-age beverage in the first basket.

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