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 chefs find a strange pizza in the appetizer basket; two proteins in the second round present a challenge for the competitors; chilies in the dessert basket.
The chefs get to use farm-fresh ingredients; poultry and pickled chilies in round one; in the entree round, the chefs make lamb dishes with fresh greens; the chefs make some odd choices for the dessert round.