Supermarket Stakeout

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  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.0  (194)

Supermarket Stakeout is a cooking competition show that premiered on Food Network in August 2019. Hosted by the acclaimed chef and Food Network personality, Alex Guarnaschelli, the show challenges four chefs to create delicious and impressive dishes using only items purchased from unsuspecting shoppers in a supermarket parking lot. Over four thrilling, hour-long episodes, the chefs must use their skills, creativity, and prowess to transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinary dishes while battling the chills, changing weather conditions, and competing against each other under intense time constraints.

The chefs are given $500 to buy ingredients from customers leaving the supermarket, and they must use all their culinary prowess to create stunning dishes that impress a panel of judges. Along with Alex, the panel features notable food personalities such as Sabin Lomac, the founder of Cousins Maine Lobster, and Jeremy McBryde, a seasoned chef known for his unique flavor combinations and creative use of ingredients. The judges will evaluate the dish based on its taste, presentation, and overall creativity. They also take into consideration the risk that each contestant took when presenting their dish.

Each round of the competition is different and will test the chef's ability to think on their feet and be creative with the items they have bought. In round one, the four contestants compete against each other to obtain the best ingredients. In round two, they face off against one another to make a dish using the ingredients they have obtained. The winners of round two are then paired off to compete against one another in the final round, which presents a challenge unique to the episode. For instance, in the "Burgers and BBQ" episode, the chefs must create a sophisticated dish using only ingredients typically found in a backyard BBQ.

Supermarket Stakeout's unique format is what sets it apart from other cooking competition shows. By having the contestants shop for ingredients in the parking lot supermarket, the show adds an element of surprise, and the chefs must think on their feet as they battle the elements and the other contestants to get the best ingredients. The chefs must also quickly evaluate the produce that they buy since they have no time to research recipes, and they cannot return to the supermarket to exchange products.

What makes Supermarket Stakeout particularly exciting is the diversity of the dishes. Due to the unique and often limited ingredients chosen by the competing chefs, creativity becomes the name of the game. The food that the chefs prepare is guaranteed to be innovative, unique, and downright delicious. Supermarket Stakeout brings together some of the best up-and-coming chefs who will compete with their passion, skills, and drive. They work tirelessly without any shortcuts, aiming to impress the judges and create an unforgettable experience for the viewers.

The show is packed with high energy drama, nail-biting suspense, and some unexpected twists and turns. The show is an intense dueling of chefs, and it is refreshing to see such a unique take on a cooking show. The competition offers a high level of detail, requiring the contestants to work together as a team and to be proactive, using their creative talents to produce a masterpiece in just one hour.

In conclusion, Supermarket Stakeout is an exciting cooking competition show that offers something different from other shows in the genre. The show is visually stunning, fast-paced, and exhilarating, making it an excellent option for viewers who enjoy cooking shows that up the ante. With its unique challenge format, talented chefs, and passionate hosts and judges, this show is sure to take the world of cooking competition shows by storm.

Supermarket Stakeout is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (74 episodes). The series first aired on August 13, 2019.

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Some Like It Hot and Brothy
11. Some Like It Hot and Brothy
July 9, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli tasks four chefs with tracking down ingredients for tart and tangy dishes. In the second stakeout, things get heated when they must make hot and brothy bowls for judges Adrienne Cheatham and Antonia Lofaso. The two final chefs hope to win with a light and flaky finish.
Flat, Fried & Fiery
10. Flat, Fried & Fiery
July 2, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli welcomes four fierce chefs to forage the parking lot to create flatbreads. Then, it's time to hit the fryers to make something golden brown and delicious, and the final two chefs get hot and saucy in the last round.
A Stick to Your Ribs Stakeout
9. A Stick to Your Ribs Stakeout
June 26, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli asks four chefs to make plates that stick to your ribs before they lighten things up with detox dishes. The two final competitors delve back into the parking lot to deliver decadent desserts.
The Big Dip
8. The Big Dip
June 19, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli asks four chefs to make deli-worthy dishes before completing a grand gesture in the second stakeout. The final stakeout comes down to a difficult decision between two dipped dishes.
Judges Takeover: The Finale
7. Judges Takeover: The Finale
June 12, 2024
Three finalists hit the asphalt to battle it out to be named champion of the Judges Takeover Tournament and $25,000! This time, the stakeouts are supermarket themed, and Alex Guarnaschelli asks the chefs to first find shoppers who hit the butcher counter. Next, they must forage for something fresh from the produce section to impress judges Stephanie Izard and Ludo Lefebvre. For their final dish, the chefs must use groceries from the snack aisle to create a culinary sensation.
Judges Takeover Heat No. 3: Pick Up Your Knives
6. Judges Takeover Heat No. 3: Pick Up Your Knives
June 5, 2024
To earn a spot in the Judges Takeover Tournament finale, Alex Guarnaschelli asks fan favorite judges Karen Akunowicz, Viet Pham and Zac Young to reel in the right shoppers and ingredients to create a spectacular seafood dish. Then, the competitors get to the meat of the matter before the final two chefs present judges Maneet Chauhan and Beau MacMillan with something fantastic and fruity.
Judges Takeover Heat No. 2: Tables Are Turned
5. Judges Takeover Heat No. 2: Tables Are Turned
May 29, 2024
Fan favorite judges Gabe Bertaccini, Damaris Phillips and Joe Sasto are hungry to earn their spot in the Judges Takeover Tournament finale. Alex Guarnaschelli challenges the chefs to stake out ingredients for sloppy sandwiches, slurpy noodles and a sickly sweet dish for judges Eric Adjepong and Nilou Motamed.
Judges Takeover: The Finale
4. Judges Takeover: The Finale
May 22, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli asks Eric Greenspan, Antonia Lofaso and Aarti Sequeira to step away from the judges' table to compete for a spot in the tournament finale. The chefs begin with a Chinatown stakeout and finish with a parking lot Parisian patisserie.
Ice Cold Competition
3. Ice Cold Competition
May 15, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli assigns four determined cooks to set up and serve a continental breakfast, followed by a melt-in-your-mouth feast. To emerge victorious, the final two chefs must maintain their cool and remain creamy.
All in the Family
2. All in the Family
May 8, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli asks four chefs to scour the parking lot to produce protein style plates. Then, the competitors must go big to create family style platters, and it's tapas time for the two finalists who are tasked with creating tiny bites.
Cheese Pull Please
1. Cheese Pull Please
May 1, 2024
Alex Guarnaschelli asks four chefs to create plates that go great with a cup of joe. Then, it's time to please the judges with a whole lot of cheese, and things get nutty when the finalists dish up something chock-full of nuts.
Where to Watch Supermarket Stakeout
Supermarket Stakeout is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Supermarket Stakeout on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    August 13, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (194)