The Best Episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen
Last Updated: Nov 1, 2018
Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Ingredients will be thieved, utensils destroyed and valuable time on the clock lost when the chefs compete to cook delicious dishes while also having to outplot the competition. With Alton Brown as the devilish provocateur, nothing is out of bounds when money changes hands and we see just how far chefs will go to ensure they have the winning dish.
#1 - Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato
Season 13 - Episode 13
In Round 1, two chefs have to prep their waffle breakfast sandwich on a table covered with eggs. Then, two chefs have to make their Korean barbecue dish while sitting at a crowded Korean barbecue restaurant table. Finally, one chef has to make gelato using only tools attached to the statue of David.
#3 - Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s
Season 12 - Episode 13
In the grand finale of the Time Warp Tournament, the chefs head back to the 1990s. First up, three chefs have to join a boy band as they make barbecue chicken pizza. Then, two chefs have to make fried calamari while riding on a ship bow. Finally, one chef has to go through a giant, physically-challenging obstacle course as they make cookie dough ice cream.
#4 - Foul Play
Season 2 - Episode 10
Two chefs learn the true meaning of improvising when they're forced to switch dishes and sabotages in the middle of a challenge. Then, someone has to get innovative when they are given a loaf of sliced bread to use as a bread bowl for clam chowder. Finally, a chef is taken back to their childhood when they must harvest breading from chicken nuggets for their chicken fried steak.
#9 - Evilicious: Moo-in' On Up
Season 8 - Episode 5
Three chefs have to play musical stations while making sushi rolls. Then, two chefs have to walk the fashion runway while making veal Milanese. Finally, one chef has to wear a pumpkin on their head while making pumpkin pie.
#10 - Sabotage Is Comin' to Town
Season 6 - Episode 7
Three chefs play white elephant to determine their sabotages for their ham dinner. Later, two chefs gather around the tree to open presents filled with their new ingredients. Lastly, a chef cooks their holiday cookies in a fireplace.
#11 - Scone Home
Season 7 - Episode 7
Three chefs have to make a tuna melt with a glob of melted tools. Another chef has to cook Salisbury steak while standing on a "high stakes" platform above the kitchen. Finally, a chef has a tea party while trying to make scones.
#13 - Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
Season 13 - Episode 14
Two chefs have to prep their popcorn dish in a giant bucket of popcorn. Then, one chef has to harvest their wonton soup ingredients from a ton of soup that Alton won. Finally, one chef gets caught in the rain as they make their pina colada dessert. Food Network Star Kids host Donal Skehan serves as special guest judge.
#14 - Duck, Duck, Gnocchi
Season 2 - Episode 2
Things get messy when one chef is forced to wear a potato masher on their hand while making gnocchi. Then, one chef is turned into a handy man when they're given broken cooking utensils and a roll of duct tape. And finally, there's more than meets the eye when one chef's ice cream toppings are swapped out for some unusual imposters.
#15 - Hakuna Frittata
Season 3 - Episode 10
Making a frittata becomes nearly impossible as one chef must cook inside eggshells. A yard sale box of old kitchen supplies becomes one chef's worst nightmare and one chef earns the right to shred their opponent's Steak Diane.
#17 - I Like My Peppers Pulverized
Season 4 - Episode 6
It's tough to smoke out the competition when forced to use a cigar cutter to make a cubano. Then two chefs get up close and personal when stuffed like peppers into a very confined workspace. Finally one chef must make a tiramisu using coffee filters and stirrers as their only tools.
#19 - Fast Times at Cutthroat High
Season 13 - Episode 16
In a special high school episode, three teenage chefs have to join a clique as they make their high school breakfast. Then, two chefs have to get their sack lunch ingredients from a cafeteria line. Finally, one chef has to prep their after school snack while standing inside of a locker. Duff Goldman serves as special guest judge.
#20 - Layer, I Hardly Know Her!
Season 3 - Episode 5
A chef is forced to serve a hot version of cobb salad; someone must build their own kitchen from random items inside of a shopping cart; a chef is forced to make layer cake with a cement mixer.
#21 - Wing It
Season 1 - Episode 6
In this devilishly fun episode of Cutthroat Kitchen, we'll see which chef is the most cold blooded as they bid on a chance to freeze an opponent for 10 whole minutes. Then, one of the chefs will have to wing it when they're forced to use some strange ingredients in their chicken wing plate. And in an exciting climax, we'll see which chef will take home the dough with their superior gourmet doughnuts.
#22 - Life's a Mystery ... Meat
Season 3 - Episode 9
The term mystery meat is given new meaning for three chefs while making Sloppy Joes. Alton's left over chicken coop wire becomes a big headache for one competitor, and it's game time when the carnival comes to town in the final round.
#24 - Profiterollin' with the Homeys
Season 13 - Episode 15
One chef has to cook their flauta on a flaming flute; chefs have to make their pork chops and apple sauce while rolling around the kitchen; one chef has to roll around in a tube as they make their profiteroles.
#25 - Gluttons for Punishment
Season 2 - Episode 11
Four chefs return to Cutthroat Kitchen for more punishment and a second chance to outsmart and outcook their competition. Things start off with a blend when a chef gets to pulverize one competitor's hot dogs in a food processor. Then one chef goes back to science class when they're forced to cook pasta carbonara with a chemistry set. And finally it's anything but a day at the fair when a chef is handed a cotton candy machine to use as sugar for their brownies.