Cooking skills aren't enough to win in Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen - in this new competition series, chefs must also be crafty, clever and willing to sabotage their opponents. Led by Alton Brown as the kitchen's cunning provocateur, this game features a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cash, four competitors, three rounds of cooking and auctions where chefs bid on items to help themselves or hinder their opponents. The thirteen-episode series premieres on Sunday, August 11th at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following the Food Network Star finale, which airs at 9pm ET/PT. "Cutthroat Kitchen is a cooking competition like viewers have never seen before - culinary skills can get chefs into the kitchen, but they will have to play a game of wits to stay there," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "Alton is the perfect ring leader to the mayhem - his expertise and devilishly delightful sense of humor set just the right tone for this unique new series." In each episode, four chefs are greeted by Alton with a briefcase filled with $100,000 in cold hard cash and each contestant receives $25,000 to spend wisely over the course of the game on auction items to help themselves or sabotage their competitors. After each cooking challenge is given, chefs have sixty seconds to gather ingredients in the pantry and then regroup for an auction to bid on culinary curveballs such as the exclusive use of salt or not allowing their opponents to taste their dishes. A chef will be eliminated after each of the three rounds, and the last competitor to survive wins the money they have left in their bank.

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Premiere Date: Aug/11/2013

Genre: Cooking, Food

Most Recent Episodes

Cutthroat Kitchen season 15 episode 8

Season 15, Episode 8: Fast Times At Cutthroat High

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. ...

Air Date: Jul 05, 2017

Cutthroat Kitchen season 15 episode 10

Season 15, Episode 10: How Does That Crab Ya?

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

Air Date: Jul 19, 2017

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