Supermarket Stakeout

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  • TV-G
  • 2019
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.9  (160)

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 5 seasons (63 episodes). The series first aired on August 13, 2019.

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Three Meals a Day
14. Three Meals a Day
July 25, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli has four chefs rise and shine to whip up breakfast worth going back to bed for. Then, the remaining competitors attempt to bag their lunch and the competition before the judges reveal the true dinner winner.
Skewer, Punch & Whip
13. Skewer, Punch & Whip
July 18, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli dares four chefs to roll up their sleeves and skewer their opponents, but only one chef makes it out of the parking lot. The last two competitors will next prepare an enticing dessert for the judges!
Cold & Hot in the Lot
12. Cold & Hot in the Lot
July 11, 2023
Things heat up fast as four chefs get cooking on the asphalt. After one blazing round, Alex Guarnaschelli cools things off with dishes that won't cause a fire. Finally, the two remaining chefs even the temperature out with some sweet heat for judges Justin Sutherland and Priya Krishna.
Shredding the Competition
11. Shredding the Competition
June 27, 2023
Four chefs get in a pickle when Alex Guarnaschelli has them prepare the briniest of dishes, but there's a shred of hope when they have to tear the competition to pieces. Then, the final stakeout is all about the shine as the remaining chefs glaze their way into judges Jet Tila and Elizabeth Heiskell's hearts in order to win a year's worth of groceries.
Oodles and Stacks and Cups, Oh My!
10. Oodles and Stacks and Cups, Oh My!
June 20, 2023
There's pasta in the parking lot, and the chefs have their noodles ready! After Alex Guarnaschelli sees how the chefs' sandwiches stack up, only two will get a chance to fill their cup for judges Eric Greenspan and Darnell Ferguson, and one competitor will leave with a year's worth of groceries.
Linner, Linner, No Chicken Dinner
9. Linner, Linner, No Chicken Dinner
June 13, 2023
When four chefs get started on their eye-opening morning meals, they have no idea what Alex Guarnaschelli has in store for them. Then, the competitors forget about brunch when "linner" is on the menu, and two night owl chefs do a late night fridge raid for judges Jet Tila and Jeremy McBryde.
Judge-ment Day
8. Judge-ment Day
June 6, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli turns the tables as celebrity judges Jet Tila, Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso and Eddie Jackson bring their culinary skills to the parking lot! When one chef gets canned early on, the remaining three try to freeze out the competition. Then, it's a farm-to-table finale for judges Susan Feniger and Kalen Allen when two chefs battle it out to earn $5,000 for their charity.
Fast Food Frenzy
7. Fast Food Frenzy
May 30, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli hosts as chefs square off in a competitive pop-up kitchen outside a grocery store. To make their challenge dishes, the chefs must size up shoppers as they exit the store and negotiate for their grocery bags.
Parking Lots Are for Lovers
5. Parking Lots Are for Lovers
May 23, 2023
The competition heats up when romance is on the menu! Alex Guarnaschelli inspires the chefs to make a great impression on their first date with a dish that's on the fancy side. Then, the competitors pinch their pennies for a cheap date with judges Maneet Chauhan and Jeff Mauro before sealing the deal with dessert.
Back to the Food-ture
4. Back to the Food-ture
May 16, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli does a parking lot time warp as four chefs reminisce on the good old days. They may not be not getting any younger as they cook their childhood favorites for judges Joe Sasto and Tiffani Faison, but the future's looking very bright for one talented chef.
A Bittersweet Tale
3. A Bittersweet Tale
May 9, 2023
Alex Guarnaschelli puts four chefs on a high-sodium start when things get salty in the parking lot. Then, it's a race against time as only the most mature survive, and two competitors duke it out until the bitter(sweet) end to impress judges Christian Petroni and Stephanie Bowell.
Steak Your Claim
2. Steak Your Claim
May 2, 2023
Four chefs find out what happens to a steakhouse when there's no steak. Then, Alex Guarnaschelli sends them off on a picnic that's anything but a walk in the park. Finally, two chefs hope judges Fariyal Abdullahi and Darnell Ferguson saved room for dessert as they whip up some diner classics.
Passport to the Parking Lot
1. Passport to the Parking Lot
April 25, 2023
Four chefs go on an international trip without flying as they dish up different cuisines from different parts of the world.
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, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    August 13, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (160)