Cutthroat Kitchen

The BEST episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen

Every episode of Cutthroat Kitchen ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cutthroat Kitchen!

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.

Last Updated: 7/3/2022Network: Food Network
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Gettin' Judgey with It
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8.33
52 votes

#1 - Gettin' Judgey with It

Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/6/2016

The Cutthroat Kitchen judges compete, and the first task is making a poached egg on a bench press prep station. Then, one judge has to make a grain bowl while working backwards, and finally, one judge enters a soundproof chamber.

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Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato
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8.31
29 votes

#2 - Domo Arigato, Mr. Gelato

Season 13 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/21/2017

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.

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My So-Called Trifle
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8.04
24 votes

#3 - My So-Called Trifle

Season 11 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/13/2016

Three chefs have to make stuffed cabbage while stuffed in a cab. Then, two chefs have to play a "shock"-shuka game for their shakshuka ingredients. Finally, one chef has to make their trifle one layer at a time.

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Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s
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8.02
44 votes

#4 - Time Warp Tournament Grand Finale: 1990s

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/29/2016

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.

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Foul Play
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8.00
31 votes

#5 - Foul Play

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/16/2014

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.

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Hakuna Frittata
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7.96
27 votes

#6 - Hakuna Frittata

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/18/2014

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.

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Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?
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7.96
26 votes

#7 - Do You Really Wonton Hurt Me?

Season 13 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/28/2017

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.

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The Cone Ranger
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7.96
23 votes

#8 - The Cone Ranger

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/28/2014

Two chefs have to cook breakfast as a tag team. Then, another chef gets to chop up someone's pork chop with an ax. Finally, someone has to cook an ice cream cone in traffic cones.

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Evilicious: Finale
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7.93
30 votes

#9 - Evilicious: Finale

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/17/2015

Two chefs have to make meatballs in a ball pit. Then, two chefs have to make a teriyaki dinner while on a seesaw. Finally, one chef has to harvest coconuts from a tree to make coconut macaroons.

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Sabotage Is Comin' to Town
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7.93
28 votes

#10 - Sabotage Is Comin' to Town

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/7/2014

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.

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I Ain't Afraid of No Toast
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7.89
35 votes

#11 - I Ain't Afraid of No Toast

Season 13 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/12/2017

One chef has to make their nachos on a metal nacho pan, then two chefs have to make their crab melt in a rocking crab boat. Finally, one chef has to play flip cup as they make their filled cupcakes.

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Scone Home
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7.87
23 votes

#12 - Scone Home

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/15/2015

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.

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Evilicious: Moo-in' On Up
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7.83
29 votes

#13 - Evilicious: Moo-in' On Up

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/10/2015

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.

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Layer, I Hardly Know Her!
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7.82
34 votes

#14 - Layer, I Hardly Know Her!

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/13/2014

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.

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He's Just a Po' Boy
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7.81
43 votes

#15 - He's Just a Po' Boy

Season 12 - Episode 18 - Aired 8/3/2016

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Judging Judges
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7.81
36 votes

#16 - Judging Judges

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/1/2014

The tables are turned in this special "judges compete" episode of Cutthroat Kitchen. Someone's tortillas are shredded to make taquitos. Then, two chefs are forced to purchase tickets to a meatball lottery. Finally, we see how easy it is for these chefs to cook with one hand literally tied behind their back.

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Duck, Duck, Gnocchi
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7.80
55 votes

#17 - Duck, Duck, Gnocchi

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/22/2013

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.

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Wing It
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7.80
49 votes

#18 - Wing It

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/15/2013

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.

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Profiterollin' with the Homeys
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7.79
33 votes

#19 - Profiterollin' with the Homeys

Season 13 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/28/2017

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.

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I Like My Peppers Pulverized
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7.77
31 votes

#20 - I Like My Peppers Pulverized

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/27/2014

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.

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Gluttons for Punishment
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7.77
26 votes

#21 - Gluttons for Punishment

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/23/2014

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.

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Life's a Mystery ... Meat
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7.77
30 votes

#22 - Life's a Mystery ... Meat

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/11/2014

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.

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How Does That Crab Ya?
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7.76
17 votes

#23 - How Does That Crab Ya?

Season 13 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/19/2017

One chef has to make their nachos on a metal nacho pan, then two chefs have to make their crab melt in a rocking crab boat. Finally, one chef has to play flip cup as they make their filled cupcakes.

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Hedwig and the Angry Enchilada
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7.76
25 votes

#24 - Hedwig and the Angry Enchilada

Season 11 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/6/2016

Three chefs have to play the "enchi-lottery" for their enchilada ingredients. Two chefs have to go back to the stone age to make their bibimbap. Finally, one chef has to make their frozen custard concrete in a concrete mixer.

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It's Not Delivery, It's Old Delivery
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7.76
29 votes

#25 - It's Not Delivery, It's Old Delivery

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/2/2014

Breakfast becomes the most important meal of the day when three chefs must find new uses for common breakfast appliances. Then, a chef must decide to go sweet or savory with their calzone when their entire stash of cheese is swapped out for tiramisu. In the final challenge, a chef is forced to downsize when they have to cook their fajitas on a mini skillet.

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