Chopped

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  • TV-G
  • 2009
  • 52 Seasons
  • 7.5  (3,996)

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

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Gargantuan Surprises
19. Gargantuan Surprises
November 29, 2022
In addition to the three mandatory ingredients in each basket, the competing chefs have to share a colossal fourth ingredient in every round. It's a shockingly big surprise that takes some getting used to, and in the first round, one competitor feels the pressure and their emotions get the better of them. In the entree round, the giant fourth ingredient is an Italian-American classic. In the dessert round, everyone is in awe of the huge sweet, shared surprise, but will the chefs' final dishes leave a big impression on the judges?
Buzzworthy Bizarre Baskets
18. Buzzworthy Bizarre Baskets
November 22, 2022
The baskets are loaded up with ingredients that have the chefs shaking their heads in disbelief. The first basket features a cut of pork definitely not available at the local supermarket, plus a doughnut that, not surprisingly, isn't glazed. A bizarre incident at the end of the appetizer round leaves one of the competitors rushing to finish. The chefs must contend with a wild stew and a savory cake in the entree round, and in the dessert round, a new take on a protein shake and a special candy are part of the final bizarre basket puzzle.
Thankful for Teachers!
17. Thankful for Teachers!
November 15, 2022
It's Thanksgiving, and class is in session! Four beloved teachers get the chance to compete for the title of Chopped Champion as they share their love of cooking and their heartfelt stories of educating America's children. Digging into the first Turkey Day basket, the teachers find something fried and something shaped like a pumpkin. In the entree round, a thematic loaf of bread seems suitable to gobble, gobble up just as it is, but the teachers must find a creative use for it. In the final round, will a spectacular ingredient inspire the teachers to end the meal with over-the-top desserts?
More Cheese, Please!
16. More Cheese, Please!
November 8, 2022
Please, pile on the cheese! The chefs find cheese in every basket and have to make it the star of every plate. They impress the judges with their talent and speed in the appetizer round, raising expectations for the courses to come, and a wild comfort food hybrid proves challenging in round two. The final two chefs take some risks in the dessert round, but will their sweetly cheesy desserts come together in time?
Social Showdown
15. Social Showdown
November 1, 2022
They may be hot on social media, but four online cooking stars have to prove they have what it takes to compete in the Chopped kitchen. The appetizer round proves tough for one competitor, who runs into trouble with the mussels in the basket.
Tiny But Mighty
14. Tiny But Mighty
October 25, 2022
Small plates, big flavor! The chefs are challenged to take dainty, delicious basket items and churn out petite dishes that don't skimp on taste, presentation or creativity. Tiny sausages and an adorable breakfast item make for a fun and inspiring appetizer basket. There are more miniature surprises in the second basket, but can they add up to mighty main plates? Finally, an unusual berry and a baby vegetable ensure that the small plates in the dessert round will be both daring and darling.
Grilling on the Edge
13. Grilling on the Edge
October 19, 2022
Four chefs with a talent for live-fire cooking bring their passion to the Chopped kitchen. Second-guessing in round two leaves one chef confused about the main protein, and the two finalists must make dessert plates that include a dough and a fancy fruit.
Seeking a Sous-Chef: Finale
12. Seeking a Sous-Chef: Finale
June 29, 2022
Four champions return to the kitchen on a mission to become a sous-chef for a Chopped judge. A specialty of Naples is the curveball ingredient of the entree basket, and a stinky fruit and a spicy ice cream are a part of the dessert round challenge.
Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 4
11. Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 4
June 22, 2022
In this fourth preliminary battle of the sous-chef tournament, the four competitors open the appetizer basket and find a special seafood item. In the entree round, the chefs gain confidence as they work with an Asian street food and a sugary soft drink.
Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 3
10. Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 3
June 15, 2022
Four more enterprising chefs try to ace the most difficult job interview and score the chance to work for a Chopped judge as a sous-chef. In round one, offal is an awfully shocking surprise, and a cut of meat proves problematic in the entree round.
Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 2
9. Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 2
June 8, 2022
Four chefs arrive to give everything they've got for a chance to become a sous-chef for a Chopped judge. In the entree round, the competitors are challenged to break down whole chickens, and the last round features one judge's favorite dessert ingredient.
Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 1
8. Seeking a Sous-Chef: Battle 1
June 1, 2022
Three Chopped judges are seeking a sous-chef in a five-part event. In the first preliminary battle, four hopeful candidates must tackle an appetizer basket that includes some fish-shaped cakes and an intimidating piece of poultry in the entree round.
Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
7. Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
May 25, 2022
Four competitors who love rustic chuck-wagon food are ready to show they have the chops to win. Booze and bell peppers in the appetizer basket get things started, and later the judges are on pins and needles waiting to try some prickly pear desserts.
Pride and Pea Tendrils
6. Pride and Pea Tendrils
May 18, 2022
The four competitors in this Chopped battle share a common goal: to be the last chef standing! An orange powder provides some colorful inspiration in the first round, and a savory cake is not the protein the chefs were hoping for in the entree round.
Sexy Feast
5. Sexy Feast
May 11, 2022
When the Chopped baskets contain aphrodisiacs, the judges expect the competitors to come through with some sexy dishes. In the entree basket, a heart-shaped comfort food and a sweet fruit make for a rare pair.
Taco Throwdown
3. Taco Throwdown
May 3, 2022
Crunchy or soft, minimalist or filled to the max, it's taco time! The chefs are tasked with making tacos that are worth ten thousand bucks. A beverage is in the first basket, as well as a seafood surprise. Meaty tacos are in the works for the entree round, but can the competitors find a place on their plates for a squirmy shocker? Then, spicy dessert tacos sound delicious in the final round, however, time management issues become a problem after both chefs decide to make tortillas from scratch.
Pickled Tricks
2. Pickled Tricks
April 19, 2022
In a pickle! Four chefs find themselves eager to show off their pickling talents but with limited time to do so. The competitors must pickle something in every round, and the baskets are packed with pickled goodness as inspiration, like pickle ice cream for the appetizer round. In the second round, the judges encourage the chefs to amp up the pickle flavor. Will they succeed? Finally, an action-packed dessert round features pickled flower blossoms, and the remaining duo work hard to leave a favorable final impression while taking some risks.
Pie in the Sky
1. Pie in the Sky
April 13, 2022
Four chefs set out to make perfect pies, and one chef scrambles in the appetizer round when a competitor declines to share a coveted pantry ingredient. Then, an abundance of protein in the entree basket means meat-lovers pies are in order.
Description

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

Chopped is a series that is currently running and has 52 seasons (729 episodes). The series first aired on January 13, 2009.

Where to Watch Chopped

Chopped is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chopped on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV, Food Network and Philo.

  • Premiere Date
    January 13, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,996)