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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, 447 Episodes
January 13, 2009
Food, Reality
7.5/10
Cast: Ted Allen
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Chopped Full Episode Guide

  • Chefs must use seafood and some boozy veggies in the first round; the judges decide who has the chops to get goat chops just right in the second round; finalists scramble to incorporate cheese and vegetables into their desserts.

  • Four fathers join forces with their grown-up kids to make dishes; a cookie in the first basket gets a laugh; salmon in the second basket seems simple but creates problems; an unusual flavor of gelato presents a challenge.

  • The chefs learn that their competition has a potato theme, with spuds of some kind in every basket! The chefs must incorporate two tater products into their Canadian bacon appetizers. In a wild round two, chili fries find their way to a blender and a whole potato finds its way to the deep fryer. Then, sweet potato pie meets toffee in the dessert basket.

  • The chefs are encouraged to embrace beautiful imperfections as they work with so-called ugly ingredients. In the appetizer round, they find often-discarded seafood and misshapen veggies in the baskets. A perilous-looking fish presents a fierce challenge in the entree round. The last ugly turn is the dessert round, which has the chefs working with an overly-baked item.

  • No ovens? No problem! The chefs give the grill pans a major workout in this special competition, where they must get grillin' from the get-go. The group makes sausage appetizers that must also include a fruity beverage. A beautiful open-faced sandwich meets a diminutive veggie in the entree basket, then the two competitors left to grill dessert face a basket that includes a boozy marshmallow and a bag of nuts.

  • Four newlywed couples compete as teams to see which married pair will be united in victory! A playfully-named toast and some sexy shellfish get the party started in the appetizer round. In the second round, the chefs must tackle a legume that's time-consuming to deal with and a pork cut that's challenging to cook just right. And will making desserts with the loves of their lives be as sweet as can be, or a Chopped nightmare?

  • To honor the wonderful women who raised them right, four famous Food Network cooks -- Ted Allen, Jeff Mauro, Jet Tila and Chris Santos -- compete with their moms! In the first round, the mother/son teams strive to manage their time and to carefully crack quail eggs. A large fish and some lovely lemons make up part of the second basket. Then, the final two family duos must find sweet ways to use blood oranges and walnuts.

  • An Argentinian meat and something challengingly sweet are two of the appetizer surprises. In round two, the judges are happy to see a favorite seafood selection in the basket, and bok choy also finds its way to their plates. Finally, some giant sheets of tofu and an alluring take on cheesecake keep the finalists on their toes in the dessert round.

  • Four celebrity champions return to try to reap a $50,000 win for their favorite charity in the grand finale of the Star Power tournament! The finale drama revs up after the competitors find a breakfast pastry and a pretty but bland fruit in their appetizer baskets. A pineapple transformed into something extra special is at the center of an exhilarating second round, then the last round of the tournament features a basket with a tower of cookies and a tropical fruit.

  • Film and TV actors compete in this round of Chopped's Star Power tournament.

  • Four celebrities compete in cooking improv in Chopped's Star Power tournament.

  • Four star athletes compete in Chopped's Star Power Tournament.

  • Chopped kicks off a star-studded tournament event, where celebrities who are famous in different fields take over the kitchen for the chance to win $50,000 for charity.

  • 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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Grill Masters: Episode Two Clip (42:20) Grill Masters: Episode Three Clip (42:19) Grill Masters: Episode One Clip (42:20) Grill Masters: Grand Finale Clip (42:20) Grill Masters: Episode Four Clip (42:19)