Genre: Reality, Cooking
Premise: Four chefs call on their culinary skills as they face off against one another to prepare a spectacular three-course meal consisting of an appetizer, entree and dessert. The catch? In each round, they have to use all the ingredients the show provides them, however unlikely they might be (Gummi Bears, anyone?). At the end of each course, a panel of three guest judges ``chops'' one chef who fails to measure up in terms of taste, presentation and creativity. The last chef standing takes home bragging rights and a cool $10,000. Ted Allen hosts.
The appetizer round features a porky surprise; the remaining champions must figure out what to do with a surf-and-turf combo; bananas and wine make tricky dessert ingredients.
Chefs must use a weird syrup and a savory pancake in their fried bird appetizers; in round two, fried chicken entrees must include peach cobbler; a fried chicken-themed dessert round.