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 basket features a sea creature and a pretty, colorful veggie; a ballpark snack throws the chefs a curveball in the entree round; chilies in the dessert basket make the judges happy.
Baked beans and lamb belly feature in the first round; in the entree round, the grill masters receive a seafood-heavy basket; one of the mystery ingredients in the dessert round shows a tendency to char quickly.