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.
Nerves and indecision keep everybody guessing whether all the competitors will finish their sausage appetizers; seafood surprises in round two; breakfast items take on a creative form in the dessert basket.
A group of teen chefs cook short ribs in the appetizer round; an already-cooked, artificially-colored ingredient seems to be the most difficult ingredient in the entree round; a pastry bag of pate a choux leaves the competitors puzzled.