Cutthroat Kitchen

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  • TV-G
  • 2013
  • 15 Seasons
  • 7.3  (2,208)

Cutthroat Kitchen is a cooking competition show that premiered on the Food Network in 2013. The show is hosted by Alton Brown, a well-known food expert and television personality. The premise of the show is that four chefs compete against each other in three cooking challenges, with the ultimate goal of winning $25,000. However, each challenge comes with a twist, as the contestants are given a set amount of money at the beginning of the show, which they can use to bid on sabotages to hinder their competition.

The show begins with four contestants, who are all professional chefs with years of culinary experience. Each cooking challenge has a theme, such as cooking with a specific ingredient or creating a dish in a certain style. The contestants are given a set amount of time to prepare their dish, which they then present to the judges for evaluation. In each challenge, one chef is eliminated based on the judges' feedback.

The twist, however, is that the contestants can purchase sabotages at the beginning of each round with the money they have been given. Sabotages can be used to hinder their competition and make it more difficult for them to prepare their dish in the allotted time. For example, a sabotage might be to take away a contestant's cutting board, or to make them cook with one hand tied behind their back. The contestant who purchases the sabotage gets to choose which of their competitors to inflict it upon, adding an element of strategy to the game.

As the rounds progress, the sabotages become more extreme and the competition becomes fiercer. In the final round, the remaining two chefs are given a set amount of time to prepare a dish from a mystery basket of ingredients. The winner of the final challenge is declared the champion and takes home the $25,000 cash prize.

Throughout the show, Alton Brown serves as the host and commentator, providing humorous commentary on the contestants' struggles and giving insight into what it takes to be a successful chef. He also facilitates the bidding process for the sabotages, adding to the tension and drama of the competition.

Overall, Cutthroat Kitchen is a fast-paced cooking competition show that combines culinary skill with strategic gameplay. The contestants must navigate their way through a series of challenges and obstacles, all while trying to outsmart and out-cook their competitors. With the added twist of the sabotages, anything can happen, and the outcome is always unpredictable. Fans of cooking shows and reality competitions will undoubtedly find Cutthroat Kitchen to be a thrilling and entertaining watch.

Cutthroat Kitchen is a series that is currently running and has 15 seasons (204 episodes). The series first aired on August 11, 2013.

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Mission Impastable
14. Mission Impastable
September 22, 2019
As they make breakfast to go, two chefs have to prep on a table that's moving around the kitchen. Then, one chef has to crawl through a laser maze as they make baked pasta. Finally, one chef has to ride around on a chairlift as they make linzer cookies.
Hold Me Closer, Fire Dancer
13. Hold Me Closer, Fire Dancer
September 15, 2019
Three chefs have to make their shepherd's pie as they work together in a "coat of arms." Then, one chef has to prep their Hawaiian barbecue dish inside a shark's mouth. Finally, one chef has to do a "lemonade stand" as they make their lemon bars.
I'm Kind of a Big Dill
12. I'm Kind of a Big Dill
September 8, 2019
In the first round, one chef has to make their loaded hash browns on a pan shaped like Alton Brown's face. Then, two chefs have to prep and cook their Cubanos on baseball bats. Finally, one chef has to make their tiramisu while holding tiny hands.
How Does That Crab Ya?
11. How Does That Crab Ya?
July 19, 2017
Two chefs have to make their crab melt in a rocking crab boat.
I Ain't Afraid Of No Toast
10. I Ain't Afraid Of No Toast
July 12, 2017
Chefs are sabotaged while creating toast dishes, shish kebabs and desserts.
Fast Times at Cutthroat High
9. Fast Times at Cutthroat High
July 5, 2017
Three teenage chefs have to join a clique as they make their high school breakfast; two chefs have to get their sack lunch ingredients from a cafeteria line; one chef has to prep their after school snack.
Profiterollin' with the Homeys
8. Profiterollin' with the Homeys
June 28, 2017
One chef rolls around in a tube as they make profiteroles.
Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
7. Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
June 28, 2017
Chefs have to prep their popcorn dish in a giant bucket; one chef has to harvest their wonton soup ingredients from a ton of soup; one chef gets caught in the rain as they make their pina colada dessert; Donal Skehan serves as special guest judge.
Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato
6. Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato
June 21, 2017
Two chefs have to prep their breakfast sandwich on a table covered with eggs; two chefs have to make their Korean barbecue dish while sitting at a crowded restaurant table; one chef has to make gelato using only tools attached to the statue of David.
The Hash And The Ugly
5. The Hash And The Ugly
June 14, 2017
In a special cowboy episode judged by country musician Clay Walker, one chef has to use new breakfast hash ingredients that are slid down a bar. Then, two chefs have to prep and cook their cowboy steak dinners while riding in a covered wagon. Finally, one chef has to prep their cornbread dessert on moving saloon doors.
Bolognesed And Confused
4. Bolognesed And Confused
June 7, 2017
A chef has to flip their shrimp stir-fry ingredients into their chef's hat before they can cook them; two chefs have to cook their Bolognese dish in espresso devices; one chef has to make a Bundt cake while holding a bat in a bunt position.
Currywurst. Episode. Ever.
3. Currywurst. Episode. Ever.
February 15, 2017
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Valentine's Day Massacre
2. Valentine's Day Massacre
February 8, 2017
Couples compete in Cutthroat Kitchen for a special Valentine's day episode.
Fry-Day Night Bites
1. Fry-Day Night Bites
February 1, 2017
Former NFL pro Chad Johnson judges in a special big game episode. The sabotages include cooking loaded nachos on a flaming halftime show stage and making a fried chicken sandwich wearing a helmet with a football stuck on it.
Where to Watch Cutthroat Kitchen
Cutthroat Kitchen is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cutthroat Kitchen on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    August 11, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,208)